Site Selection

  • DMC vs. DIY: Taking a look at the value of a Canadian Destination Management Company

    In a recent CMN video report, Roni Feldman talks about what a DMC – destination management company is and their evolution over the past few decades. Below is my perspective from the inside of the event ecosystem, or what I see working inside a DMC in Canada. “Value” has been the buzzword, the mandatory ingredient, a required differentiator, since the global recession began in 2008. It is the final stop in choosing a destination – one that as DMCs we…

  • The power of consistency

    By Ben Moorsom When you’re knee-deep in the logistics and execution of an event, are you keeping the company’s brand, values, and image top of mind? When it comes to planning a successful corporate event, there is no question that a great deal of attention must be paid to the details, such as choice of venue, food and beverage, team activities, and conference logistics. However, a common flaw we see in the rollout of corporate events, is the disconnect that…

  • The growing appeal of cultural and landmark meeting venues

    When most people think about a typical corporate meeting or event venue, the image that comes to mind is very often that of a button-down boardroom, a cavernous convention centre or perhaps a swanky hotel ballroom. When looking to create a unique event that’s memorable, nostalgic or just plain old fun, however, more and more corporate planners are focusing their venue search on the myriad possibilities available at cultural and landmark facilities across the country. From stately mansions and historical…

  • Survey data says complimentary Wi-Fi top planner perk when selecting a meeting facility

    Most meeting planners expecting same volume of meetings in 2013 as in 2012 E-proDirect, a trusted expert and leader in email marketing solutions for the meetings and convention segments of the hospitality industry, recently conducted a survey to determine meeting planner trends, preferences, and overall insight into what’s on the minds of meeting planners for 2013. The survey of more than 1,100 meeting planners from all market segments was conducted in September 2012 and included several topics that will affect…

  • Nine amazing off-site venue ideas for your next meeting or conference

    Always trying to dazzle their attendees, meeting and event experts are consistently finding that next unique way to “wow” their clients. Whether planning an event around the corner or around the world, here are some ideas of unique off-site venues for your next reception, dinner or party.

  • Successful meetings on a tight budget

    Corporate Meetings & Events magazine’s Managing Editor Sean Moon talks about the challenge of creating maximum pop with fewer resources with money-saving ideas like site and venue selection tips, lowering food costs, and minimizing costs associated with entertainers and audio-visual components.

  • FAM trips… are they worth the time investment?

    Imagine staying at a five star luxury resort or cruising through the Greek Isles. On a vacation…? well maybe, but you also may be on a very popular meeting industry marketing opportunity called a FAM trip that meeting planners attend on behalf of their clients.

  • Corporate Meetings Network launches Canada’s most robust and interactive directory of corporate meeting venues and suppliers

    Corporate Meetings Network has just launched an online directory developed to provide its audience of corporate meeting, travel and incentive professionals with an extensive listing of venues and services across Canada. Corporate Meetings Network knows first-hand that meeting planners desire as much information as possible about the venues and suppliers they will engage. The new Meeting Venue & Supplier Network lists many venues and suppliers in a comprehensive and easy-to-search format. Planners can source suppliers by…

  • Ten tips for your next conference

    Conferences are hard work. From developing the creative treatments to establishing milestones and timelines, planning ahead can make all the difference in the world. When planning a conference, there are specific guidelines that you should always follow in order for it to run smoothly. Here are 10 tips that will help you plan and run a successful conference.

  • Site selection made simple

    One of the first tasks meeting planners are charged with is to choose an appropriate venue that ensures a successful event on all fronts. If careful consideration isn’t given to venue selection, it can spell failure of epic proportions. People might remember a terrific keynote speaker for a few days, but they’ll never forgive being shoehorned into a too-tight space with bad ventilation. Get the venue right, however, and you’ve set yourself up for success right out of the gate – with both delegates and those signing the cheques.

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