IACC and Meeting Professionals International form global alliance

IACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two … Continue reading

IACC-Americas Chapter names finalists for Global Copper Skillet Competition

Four chefs from IACC-member properties representing the United States and Canada gathered recently to compete for the IACC Americas Chapter Cook-Off at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where the winners secured their spot en route to the Global Copper … Continue reading

MPI Foundation confirms councils for 2017

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has confirmed members of its Canadian, European and U.S. councils for the upcoming year. Council members are appointed by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees and will serve two-year terms. The councils will … Continue reading

New research presents insights in global behaviour of exhibition visitors

UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has partnered with event research specialists Explori to release a thought-provoking report that focuses on visitors of exhibitions around the globe. This report was jointly researched and written and is supported … Continue reading

American Express Global Business Travel announces new CEO

Industry veteran Doug Anderson joins GBT to accelerate next phase of transformational growth American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced Doug Anderson joins the company as CEO, effective immediately. With more than 30 years of global management experience, Doug … Continue reading

Hong Kong ranked as top international destination for Canadian business travellers

Data shows top 10 most-booked destinations for Canadian business travellers domestically and abroad American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) has released new data highlighting the most visited destinations for Canadian business travellers. Developed urban metropolises continue to hold top positions … Continue reading

Global business travel spend topped record-breaking US$1.2 trillion in 2015, will reach $1.6 trillion by 2020

China takes place as leading market in global business travel spend as India becomes fastest-growing business travel market Global business travel spend topped US$1.2 trillion in 2015, growing five per cent over 2014, and is forecast to reach 1.3 trillion … Continue reading

Air Canada launches 10 new international routes in one month

Air Canada flight AC061 recently departed for Seoul, South Korea, inaugurating the carrier’s 10th new international route in the past month. Since May 19, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge have between them started seven new non-stop routes to Europe … Continue reading