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  • Air Canada inaugurates new international Maple Leaf Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau Airport

    On Dec. 1, 2016, Air Canada’s international Maple Leaf Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau airport reopens following a year-long complete makeover. Located between gates 52 and 53, the new lounge measures 1,022 square meters and has seating capacity for 259 customers. With floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular tarmac views, it reflects a contemporary and elegant design. Eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers will discover a new exclusive lounge experience with a calm and comfortable environment of understated luxury in which to relax…

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  • Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Brian Stevens, CEO of Conference Direct, will assume the role of chair of the MPI Board of Directors; he has been an active member of MPI since 1985. Jim Russell, Executive Vice President, Sales at…

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  • YYC officially opens new international terminal

    YYC Calgary International Airport’s new International Terminal has officially opened for operations — moving all U.S. and International flight operations at YYC to the new terminal facility. The opening of the new terminal at YYC marks the completion of the largest single infrastructure program in the airport’s history — the Airport Development Program. “In 2014 we opened Canada’s longest runway and today we welcome the world to the most advanced airport terminal in Canada,” said Garth Atkinson, president and CEO…

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  • Air Canada adds six new destinations to its expanding international network

    New non-stop international routes starting for summer 2017 include: Toronto to Mumbai and Berlin; Montreal to Algiers and Marseille; Vancouver to Taipei and Nagoya. Air Canada has added six new destinations to its international network, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei. The new services will launch for summer 2017, with the Montreal-Algiers and the Vancouver-Taipei routes subject to government approvals. “Air Canada is pleased to offer customers these new non-stop routes to exciting destinations around the world. While extending our global reach, they also represent…

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  • The Palais des congrès and Fonds de recherche du Québec focus on promoting the scientific community and international conventions

    Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Rémi Quirion, Québec’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Pavel Hamet, President of the Ambassadors Club, and Hany Moustapha, Vice-President of the Ambassadors Club, at the signing of the partnership agreement. The Palais des congrès de Montréal, its Ambassadors Club and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have formed a major partnership aimed at acknowledging the role Québec’s researchers and scientists play in bringing international conventions to Montréal and helping to…

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  • MPI summer 2016 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2016 Summer Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates meeting and event industry projections remain solidly positive as planners and suppliers adapt and learn to thrive in the evolving seller’s market landscape. Key findings include the following: The past year has seen a 12 per cent drop in respondents that project positive growth for upcoming live event attendance (down from 62 per cent); yet, live and virtual attendance…

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  • Take a bite out of Calgary

    5 mouth-watering reasons to visit this lively culinary hotspot When it comes to Calgary’s food scene, it’s not all about that word-famous Alberta beef. From purple potatoes and heirloom beets to garden fresh carrots and sweet-tart rhubarb, you’ll be swooning over the local produce faster than you can say, “cheesecake”. Thinking of hosting your next corporate event in Calgary? Then let us help you imagine some of the wonderful, succulent reasons to make it so. Here are five tips to…

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