17 ideas to add now for more memorable events

Mobile device charging stations – the new water cooler of your events. Make it comfortable. Add water and maybe even a list of questions people can think about relevant to your industry as conversation starters – ideal for the power-hungry … Continue reading

Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) trends for 2016

What’s new in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions this year? Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, or MICE, have all experienced strong growth year-over-year, with continued success. This is in part due to successfully utilized technology, entertainment, food and beverage and … Continue reading

Canadian programs help make buying seafood for your event a little less fishy

Last month I visited the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world: Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan. The market handles more than 400 types of seafood valued at approximately $7 billion Canadian every year. Products arrive from … Continue reading

Meetings need trust, timing and yes, surprise

Do your meetings and events leave your participants wanting more? This year, I have attended more than a dozen conferences designed for meeting and event professionals. Most recently, over a period of 12 days I attended four industry conferences. This … Continue reading

Steps to end food waste in the event industry

All of us working in this wonderful industry know there’s an inconvenient truth – food waste. We all dislike it, yet feel powerless to stop it. According to a updated study released in 2014 by Value Chain Management International, food … Continue reading

IACC reveals Top 10 Conference Food Trends for 2015

Useful tips for meeting planners contribute towards healthier conferences Following extensive research among the 400 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the organization released its Top 10 Conference Food Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners across … Continue reading