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  • Alberta Issues Event Guidelines as Trade Shows, Exhibits get Green Light

    Indoor trade shows and exhibiting events are allowed again in Alberta. The announcement was made July 16, at a press conference. The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said after studying other jurisdictions that have reopened such activities, it was found events don’t seem to be large spreaders of the coronavirus. The government has developed guidelines to support event organizers in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers, patrons and the general public. Organizers…

    Breaking News

  • Information – the most important tool of planning and executing events

    The one major tool we have is information. We get our information based on the questions we ask, how information is gathered and how information is distributed. Asking the right questions Whenever I am speaking to a new or previous client, I begin by: Gathering the basic information about the program or event; Asking the client to clearly define the objectives and parting message; Asking where the program or event has been held before (if applicable), what worked and what…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Event Registration, Site Selection

  • Disasters, risk, and planning events

    As I write this, I’m saddened by all the disasters that have happened in the last couple of weeks, just in North America: Flooding in Calgary and other parts of Alberta. Kudos to Calgary for going ahead with the Stampede as best it can. Lac-Megantic, Quebec where a horrific unmanned train with flammable contents exploded in the small town and crashed into the Musi-Café. As I write this, there are still many people missing, including several employees of the Musi-Café.…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

  • Eight tips and tricks from three experienced corporate meeting planners

    All corporate meeting planners are constantly drowning in details, trying to get things together for the next meeting and worrying about the meeting after that one! Working “smarter” and not “harder” on their meetings, conferences, events and tradeshows is paramount to doing a great job. We gathered some of AMI’s Certified Meeting Planners together and asked them for some quick tips. Here is what they had to say.

    Breaking News, Event Operations, Meeting Community, Speakers & Entertainment

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