News & Articles - Niagara Falls Business Events

  • Q&A with Emily Dietrich: PMCA’s “20 in their Twenties” Honouree

    This October, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) revealed its “20 in their Twenties” class of 2019, honouring the business event community’s top young professionals. Emily Dietrich, Manager of Business Events with the Niagara Parks Commission, was one of the industry trailblazers named among this year’s honourees. We sat down with her to discuss the business event management field, her experiences, and tips for getting the most out of a trip to the Niagara region. How did you arrive in…

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  • A Growing Scene: The rise of cannabis conventions and events in Canada

    On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the first G7 nation (and the second country in the world) to legalize marijuana for recreational consumption. The passing of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, is expected to spark what many believe will be one of the most lucrative and fastest-growing industries in the country and, in so doing, grow demand for cannabis conventions and events. No doubt, it would be a mistake to underestimate the potential of Canada’s cannabis industry. The New…

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  • When events “give back”: Adding charitable elements to meeting plans

    Good things can happen when people come together. This is as true for the boardroom as it is for charitable initiatives, and it’s a truth that’s inspiring organizations to make “giving back” a focus in their meeting and event plans. “Why not leverage a positive group environment where attendees are already brought together to achieve a common goal?” affirms Paula Racher, Account Director with Niagara Falls Business Events (NFBE). “The unifying effect of completing a CSR (corporate social responsibility) component…

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  • Niagara Falls Tourism partners with Scotiabank Convention Centre to form Niagara Falls Business Events

    Niagara Falls Tourism has entered into a partnership with the Scotiabank Convention Centre to manage and deliver their Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Travel (MC&IT) program. As part of this new partnership, the former program has been given a full rebrand under the name Niagara Falls Business Events. “Seeing the success the Convention Centre has had in the Canadian and US markets, it made perfect sense for us to partner with them on this program”, said Jon Jackson, Executive Director of…

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