GBTA unveils speaker lineup for fourth annual ERM Symposium in Calgary

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has unveiled the speaker lineup for GBTA Canada’s fourth annual Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary, on October 3. This event is geared towards buyers … Continue reading

Everything you need to know about professional speakers

If you’re planning a corporate meeting or special event for your company, your choice of professional keynote speaker to kick off the itinerary can be every bit as important as the venue, theme and timing for the occasion. While not … Continue reading

Meetings need trust, timing and yes, surprise

Do your meetings and events leave your participants wanting more? This year, I have attended more than a dozen conferences designed for meeting and event professionals. Most recently, over a period of 12 days I attended four industry conferences. This … Continue reading

Top meeting mistakes: Five items you may be forgetting

Frantic as CMPs and corporate meeting specialists often find themselves planning engaging programs and plotting event logistics, it’s all too easy to overlook simple value-adds that can radically enhance any gathering’s impact. But if properly leveraged, these cost-affordable and easily-implemented … Continue reading

Paperless versus paper-free: How clear is your sustainability policy?

We see it frequently: usually in bold and coloured type, sometimes italicized and generally with exclamation marks behind it. We are going green! The (insert name of conference) is going to be paperless!What does it mean? Continue reading

Eight great examples to enhance your meetings with virtual technologies

The explosion of virtual meetings and events is just ramping up and is expected to triple in the next five years. Through the convergence of technology, bandwidth and mobile devices, marketing managers, sales managers and meeting professionals will see not only more “virtual only meetings” but also a wide range of “hybrid meetings,” defined as a combination of face-to-face (f2f) and virtual attendees and components. These “live-plus” virtual events will dramatically change the face of the conference meeting, event and tradeshow industries. Get ready for a wild ride! Continue reading