Treat attendees to a day at the Bronx Zoo

In 1967, the iconic New Yorkers Simon and Garfunkel released a song “At The Zoo” in which they sang “It’s all happening at the zoo.”  It is perhaps a little late, but I am happy to report that it is … Continue reading

Finding a creative solution to your meeting or event problem

When faced with planning a meeting or event, get out – look for creative ideas and solutions everywhere. I actually found Jim Carrey in a Toronto comedy club and hired him for a corporate event for a few thousand dollars. … Continue reading

Generation C: Those who create, connect, curate and build community in events

Generation C (Gen C) is a generation identified by GoogleThink who are creating, connecting, curating their own content, and building community. This is not represented by an age, but by an attitude and mindset; not separated by location, but global. … Continue reading

Harnessing the transformative power of virtual reality in events

By Victor Paan More than ever before, virtual reality (VR) is now capturing our imaginations and transforming everything from everyday experiences to industrial design processes — and smart brands are sitting up and paying attention. Although it’s not necessarily a new … Continue reading

The Events Industry Council recognizes new Certified Meeting Professionals

Announcing the latest class of new CMP and CMP-HC designees The Events Industry Council recently announced 234 individuals passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination. Furthermore, an additional professional succeeded in achieving the Certified Meeting Professional – Health Care … Continue reading

Creativity in the meetings and events industry

From where does creativity come? Let me just say, I dislike the phrase ‘thinking outside of the box.’ It means nothing. The sky is the limit. After having produced events with budgets ranging from small to large, I feel qualified … Continue reading

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre generates over $500M in economic benefit, anticipates record-breaking summer

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is celebrating a very successful 2016/17 fiscal year by confirming that it hosted 569 events and generated over $500 million for the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario in total direct spending economic impact from April 2016 to April 2017. Based … Continue reading

MPI announces new advanced-level education offerings and plans to develop more security and risk management programs

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series. In … Continue reading