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  • Québec City: Cultural hot spots for events

    Part of Québec City’s allure is there is always a cultural moment to experience. With a mix of art galleries, museums and European architecture dating back to the 1600s, visitors are enriched as they walk along the cobblestone streets to gaze at the massive stone ramparts and ornate French-style structures. Recently named the culture destination of the year at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, supported by The New York Times, Québec City is a blend of old and new—preserving centuries of the past, while creating…

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  • Calgary: Where industries connect

    Entertainment, culture and hospitality aren’t the only things that thrive in Calgary. As Western Canada’s head office capital, Calgary is where industry leaders come to get business done. Want to be near the action? Consider the connections you’ll make when you select Calgary as your meeting or event destination. Energy Calgary is home to approximately one out of every seven of Canada’s major corporate headquarters. It is also the energy capital of the country, hosting the head office for every…

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  • Changing the convention game

    Luck is always welcome on the casino floor, but when it comes to event planning, little should be left to chance. That’s why the Caesars Windsor Resort & Convention Centre has become one of Ontario’s most popular meeting hot spots, offering an all-in-one destination where the house never rests until its meetings and conventions are a success. Since rebranding from Casino Windsor to Caesars Windsor in 2008, the Resort & Convention Centre has invested in the facilities, amenities, and professionals…

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  • Calgary brings conferences to life

    Whether you’re hosting an event for outdoor enthusiasts or urban explorers, day trippers or night owls, you’ll find plenty to fill your pre- and post-conference plans in Calgary. All year round – and all day long – Calgary offers a wealth of social activities and experiences that are suitable for any crowd. Staying downtown? Enjoy live entertainment, art shows, and music in venues across the city. Then, top it all off with a meal at one of the city’s 6,000-plus…

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  • Going mobile: Interact, engage and measure using mobile apps at meetings and events

    By Issa Jouaneh In recent years, we have seen the role of technology, particularly the impact of mobile apps and devices, transform people’s abilities to connect and communicate with one another. Over time, these technologies have proven to improve the traveler and attendee experience and enhance the way attendees and planners conduct business. In recognition of this shift, meeting planners have already started to implement mobile strategies which incorporate mobile technologies before, during and after meetings and events to engage…

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  • 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 meeting planners to ensure the success of international conferences and events in Montréal. This value proposition underscores the promise that the group of Montréal-based partners extends to clients: one of a quality experience with expert support. In this lively city…

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  • How facilitation can help attendees get the most from your next event

    By Mujtaba Mirza It is not always easy to get the most out of a group of people. Whether for a single meeting or a group project there is always the risk a group will not be able to work together to achieve their goal or realize their potential. Meetings and formal gatherings are not always well planned and often have to deal with the pressure of time and lack of attendance. Everyone has been to a bad meeting where…

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  • How to create temporal landmarks and why they are crucial to your events

    By Ben Moorsom Do you find that you’re more likely to set and tackle your goals following a meaningful event such as the start of a new year, a milestone birthday or an anniversary (work or personal)? Do you feel as though these events give you a “fresh start” or inspire you to take stock of where things are at and where you’d like them to be? If so, you’re experiencing the Temporal Landmark effect. Where were you when you…

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  • Going big? Go Calgary

    For big plans and bold ideas, few destinations are more accommodating than Canada’s Stampede City.  As home to hundreds of unique venues, ample food and entertainment and one of the richest cultural scenes in the west, Calgary’s wealth of offerings make it an ideal locale for events of all sizes. Part of Calgary’s allure is its capacity. The city boasts 1.2 million square feet of meeting space, including a generous mix of convention spaces, meeting rooms, conference halls and exhibition…

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  • Palais des congres de Montreal launches Urban Agriculture Lab and VERTical project

    The Palais des congrès de Montréal is launching an Urban Agriculture Lab to showcase the technology and techniques used in urban farming in Quebec. This innovative project, which promotes the greening of the roof of the Palais through an experiment in sustainable development, makes it possible to add another purpose for its 31,500 square feet of roof space. In collaboration with AU/LAB, a laboratory associated with the Institut des sciences de l’environnement of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and La…

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