News & Articles - meetings industry

  • How Contracts and Negotiations have Changed with COVID-19

    The events industry was among the first sectors hit by the pandemic and will be one of the last to recover, forcing many event professionals to cancel or postpone scheduled events. In the process, it has raised questions (and concern) around contracts and ensuing obligations. Here, Heather Reid, founder and CEO of Planner Protect, an Ontario-based contract review agency that negotiates event contracts for organizations and those hosting events, fields Corporate Meetings Network’s questions on this all-too important topic during…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning

  • Ontario Greenlights Increasing Capacity Limits for Indoor Events

    Ontario has eased restrictions on the indoor capacity for meeting and event facilities. Facilities can now have up to 50 guests in each indoor meeting room or event space, so as long as they abide by a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH). “As the province gradually and safely reopens, our government is continuing to promote a safe approach to reopening businesses to boost Ontario’s economic and social recovery,” says Lisa MacLeod, Minister…

    Breaking News

  • CMEExpo Hall of Fame Adds Six Members

    Six event professionals have been inducted into Canadian Meetings and Events Expo’s (CMEExpo) hall of fame. Creative Group’s Diane Alexander is the 2020 industry volunteer. The category recognizes an individual planner or supplier who gives freely of their time or expertise in the promotion of industry associations, groups, professional industry chapters or charity work. Montreal event planner Daniela Caputo has been named an industry mentor. This honour celebrates a planner or supplier who, through their expertise, professional influence or academic…

    Breaking News

  • Celebrities take Virtual Events to Next Level without Excessive Price Tag  

    Have you always wanted to hire a celebrity to speak at a meeting or event but it was out of your financial reach? That’s likely not the case anymore. The rise of virtual events has made celebrity talent more accessible and affordable than ever. In the past, booking a celebrity was expensive and didn’t necessarily result in a positive return on investment. Costs associated with high-end talent included artist and agency fees, entourage travel, hotel rooms and catering. Then there…

    Event Operations, Virtual Events

  • New Partnership Removes Language Barriers from Borderless Digital Events

    A partnership between GlobalSign.in and Interprefy will allow organizers that are planning events, webinars, conferences and meetings on GEVME Live digital events platform to host those gatherings in multiple languages in real-time. “Digital events surpass geographical boundaries, allowing people to attend regardless of where they are in the world,” says GlobalSign.in CEO, Veemal Gungadin. “With this exciting partnership with Interprefy, participation in digital events is also no longer fettered by language, enabling event owners and organizers to easily host truly…

    Breaking News

  • Mobile Event Apps: How to Choose the Right One

    Mobile event apps are almost expected today and will become even more important as face-to-face exhibitions resume. But with so many offering similar features, how do you decide which is the best one? While research shows cost is the biggest determining factor for organizers when selecting an event app, it shouldn’t be the only one. Here’s what you need to consider. 1. Functionality. Establish what you require and then find out if the app provides it. What you need will…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Eighth Annual Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament

    The Planning Committee of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament is excited to announce the launch of the 8th Annual Tournament on May 2nd, 2019. MIET continues to be an all-inclusive, industry-wide event, powered by CanSPEP (the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners) and supported by leading industry associations. The tournament provides an opportunity for meeting industry professionals to connect in a unique and fun way with a proven history of successfully attracting a 1:1 ratio of planners to suppliers. The…

    Breaking News

  • The IMEX Group and C2 International announce joint partnership

    C2 International, the ground-breaking leader in business conferences, has partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. The three-year agreement represents the first time that C2 International has partnered with another event. The partnership aligns the visions of both organisations through dedicated events at IMEX shows as well as on-going opportunities and content throughout the year. The aim of the partnership between the IMEX Group and C2 International…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Research into millennials backed by meetings industry

    Imago Venues’ research “Is the meetings industry of today doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow” has been well received by the meetings sector since its launch last month. The research was conducted in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution and the results revealed the reality of life in the workplace compared to students’ expectations as they embark on their career. The findings show that delegates see meetings as an opportunity for creative and innovative thinking…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) trends for 2016

    What’s new in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions this year? Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, or MICE, have all experienced strong growth year-over-year, with continued success. This is in part due to successfully utilized technology, entertainment, food and beverage and corporate gifting choices at meetings and events. The meeting industry market is a thriving market with spending set to rise globally as hotels and airlines enjoy record performances this year. Incentive travel is also growing, as 36 per cent of…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

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