How multilingual staff can grow your meetings and events business

Habla usted …Sprechen sieā€¦Parlez-vous..? Years ago, I applied for an exciting summer job that required more than one language. I assumed that because I was bilingual and met the requirements, I would automatically qualify, but I had to really fight … Continue reading

GBTA and MPI join forces to create new education and training opportunities

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – the meetings and events industry’s largest and most vibrant global community – are pleased to announce a new joint venture. The two organizations will work together to co-create new industry-leading education and training opportunities. Continue reading

Convention centres provide diverse solutions for event planning needs

When it comes to highly efficient and effective meetings and event spaces, convention centres are a big deal. With the overall impact from the events held at Canada’s member convention centres exceeding $2 billion each year, there is little question that these gargantuan facilities hold major sway in the country’s meetings and events industry. Continue reading

Understanding the risks and perceptions of mass gatherings

Over the past eight months I had the privilege, along with two of my post-graduate students (Jane Chevrier and Shawn Shapiro), the two colleagues listed to your right and two of Ginette Soulieres’ students (Rachel Thombs and Greg Watkinson), of working on a research project to determine:a) How the public perceives the risks of mass gatherings in Torontob) How those that work in the professions that produce the mass gatherings perceive the risks. Continue reading