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

The future of talent in meetings and events

By Issa Jouaneh Meetings and events are about bringing people together. This is an industry that combines art and science to create unforgettable experiences, and relies heavily on talent within to manage the seamless execution of those experiences. To succeed, … Continue reading

Montreal brings chemistry to life science events

Advances in medical technology drive need for more multidisciplinary events Last summer, hundreds of professionals headed to Montreal for the world’s first International Congress on Personalized Health Care. A crowd of researchers and academics, economists and ethicists gathered at the … Continue reading

Don’t let technology become a meeting distraction, warns Imago Venues

Technology in meetings has to be used carefully to avoid it becoming a distraction, according to Imago Venues. Its research – Is the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow? – found that whilst 75 per cent … Continue reading