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  • Vancouver among North America’s top meeting and convention destinations

    Press Release Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. Considered the most comprehensive and authoritative ranking in the industry, the biennial report is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 meeting and convention organizers in North America, evaluating the 40 most popular convention destinations in the US and Canada. The Watkins Report covers topics concerning city and convention bureau perception, meeting requirements and…

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  • Digital vs. paper: Which will win the battle of meetings communication?

    By Phil Rappoport Could the fun and age-old “selection game” of Rock-Paper-Scissors become “App-Paper-Scissors?” Which one would top the other in a one-on-one duel by meeting professionals and their delegates? Can the app and a pair of scissors turn paper into shreds, or will paper still have a place? Judging by the surge of mobile app usage in the meetings and events industry over the past five years, one would think that apps are clearly in the driver’s seat and…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • How to plan events with food allergies in mind

    I would say that I have a lot of food preferences. I like healthy food: nothing fried, no white sugar or processed food. I often have a hard time when the only options at conferences are sugary breakfast items or processed meat sandwiches. The frustration! I thought I had it hard… until I spoke with a few colleagues who have serious food allergies and heard what it is like to be in their situation. I now have a sense of…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

  • MPI and San Diego State University partner to develop meeting and event management graduate degree, certificate programs

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University (SDSU) have announced they will collaborate to create the first graduate-level degree program offered in the United States focused on meeting and event management for mid and senior-level professionals. In addition, they plan to develop a related academic certificate program for non-traditional students. Scheduled to launch in 2019, the master’s degree program will incorporate experiential learning, simulations, and industry partner…

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  • Meeting analytics: The future of managing event data is here

    By John Santaferraro As live events move from digital distraction to digital engagement, analytic potential explodes. We have reached a point where the data being generated by applications is now more valuable than the app itself. According to the Nucleus Research study in 2014, for $1.00 invested in analytics there is a $13.01 return on that investment. With this kind of prize at the end of the analytic journey, analytics will be the big live meeting winner in 2017. Strap…

    Event Operations, Event Registration, Social Media & Technology

  • Opening soon: The Globe and Mail Centre

    The Globe’s new headquarters on King Street East, a state-of-the-art space for leadership, innovation and debate The Globe and Mail, Canada’s foremost news media company, is launching a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility designed for leadership, innovation and debate. Crowning The Globe’s new corporate headquarters in Toronto’s King East Design District, The Globe and Mail Centre will become a platform for Globe programming. The elegant facility offers a striking and sophisticated new option for brands, organizations and individuals seeking flexible event and meeting space. Situated on the…

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  • Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event

    Hiring the right keynote speaker for your corporate event or conference isn’t getting any easier. There seems to be more speakers than ever, on just about any topic. If you Google the term “keynote speaker,” there are over 19.2 million results. So what are some tips that will help you find the best possible speakers for your events? I asked a few of my colleagues at Speakers’ Spotlight who are dedicated to helping our clients do just this. Each of…

    Event Operations, Speakers & Entertainment

  • MPI and GBTA Foundation recognize CMM recipients from Norfolk 2016 class, announce destinations for 2017 programs

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 37 meeting and travel professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 class. Also, the associations are planning to offer two programs in Palm Springs, Calif., and Reno, Nev., this year. “We cannot be more pleased with the strong interest the CMM Program has received from our global community,” said Paul Van…

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  • Caesars Windsor unveils Augustus 27

    This winter, Caesars Windsor held the grand opening of Augustus 27, a unique event space catering to premier experiences with breathtaking views. This new venue underwent a three-month renovation which saw 10,000 sq. ft. of unused space on the top floor of Caesars Windsor transformed into a high-end hotspot for social functions, corporate events, and special occasions. “This amenity gives us yet another offering for our customers and an opportunity to ensure Caesars Windsor remains a premier destination for tourism,…

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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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