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

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

Cruise industry contributed $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016

Economic impact expected to continue growing as passenger visits rise again in 2017 Cruise ships, together with their passengers and crew, make a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy – and cruise industry spending is increasing at a healthy … Continue reading

The power of events in disruptive times

When “unpredictable” is the new buzzword for the economy, everyone in the meetings and events industry should be a little nervous. We have been through cutbacks, recessions, governances, regulations, and threats from both Mother Nature and other humans, all forever … Continue reading

Travel professionals accept direct booking is here to stay, work to gain visibility into cost savings and risk management

By Monica Sanchez, GBTA Foundation A new study from the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Concur, explores priorities and challenges corporate travel programs face today. As the travel industry evolves in response to mobile technology and employee direct-booking behavior, travel … 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

IACC Meeting Room of The Future publishes second set of research

Visionary global initiative will transform meetings As part of an ongoing dynamic initiative from IACC, a second set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global venue operators, suppliers and industry experts. IACC Meeting Room of … Continue reading

Tourisme Montréal rallies tourism industry around its value proposition for the business travel market

At its annual conference on tourism prospects, an event that kicks off Montréal’s fall tourism season, Tourisme Montréal presented the pillars that will support its strategy for the business travel market. The organization invited Montréal leaders to work synergistically with … Continue reading

Meetings industry report ranks Vancouver top convention city

Top ranking attributed to Vancouver’s leading service industry When international associations and corporations select cities in which to host their meetings, most rely on evaluations and recommendations from their industry colleagues – and the Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and … Continue reading