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  • IAEE Achieves EIC Sustainability Again

    EIC

      The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 has been recognized by the Events Industry Council (EIC) for achieving the Silver Level Certification in its Sustainable Event Standards. Expo! Expo! previously achieved Bronze Level Certification in 2022. “We are proud to receive the prestigious Silver Certification from the EIC,” said IAEE president and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM. “Earning this certification, especially moving up a level from our previous…

  • Streampoint Welcomes Chad Blaise

    Blaise

      Streampoint, a marketing technology company specializing in events, has appointed Chad Blaise as its new chief executive officer (CEO). With more than 10 years of expertise spearheading event technology ventures for industry giants, Blaise’s career spans pivotal roles at Microsoft, Event Farm, Bizzabo, and Stova. Renowned as a visionary leader, he brings a wealth of experience to Streampoint. “The board unanimously agrees that Chad embodies the quintessential qualities to steer Streampoint towards unprecedented growth and prosperity,” stated Dharmesh Dayabhai, board…

  • Willow Inn Selects Brera Catering

    Willow

      The Willow Inn has reached an agreement with Brera Catering, to operate and manage events at the Inn. The agreement is expected to take effect March 1, 2024. “Seven years ago, despite being outsiders to the hospitality industry and to Hudson, we bought The Willow with the hope of saving this much-loved institution. We undertook a major renovation, and sought to elevate the quality of its service, its offerings, and its foods, to be worthy of its unique location…

  • Whistler Chef Wins Canadian Culinary Championship

    Canadian

      Chef Jasper Cruickshank of Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar, in Whistler, B.C. won the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championship (CCC) in Ottawa. He took home the gold medal in the competition which had nine other chefs from across Canada vying for the top title. . The winner of the Vancouver qualifying event served a dish that he called a “wild B.C. experience.” The award-winning dish, paired with Roche Tradition Pinot Gris, featured a Side Stripe shrimp terrine with a daikon…

  • Moxy Hotels Debuts in Canada

    Moxy

      Moxy Halifax Downtown has officially opened, marking Moxy Hotels debut in Canada. True to the brand, the hotel boldly reinvents the traditional hotel stay with vibrant guest experiences and lively, sociable service. Located in Halifax, the rapidly growing coastal city in Atlantic Canada, the new 160-room hotel is easily accessible to Halifax’s vibrant downtown scene and just steps away from a lively mix of great shopping, spas, galleries, parks, concert venues, and sporting attractions. “As we continue to grow…

  • Rising Costs Top Meetings Industry Report

    meetings

      Planners are optimistic about 2024, with almost half expecting to book more meetings than in 2023, according to the 2024 State of the Meetings Industry. Event planners are feeling optimistic about 2024, with approximately 42 per cent expecting an increase in bookings, 32 per cent forecasting growth of up to 20 per cent and almost 10 per cent projecting a boost over 20 per cent. Additionally, planners expect their meeting sizes to grow in the coming year. More than…

  • GES Appoints New GM in Toronto

      Paul Burke is the new general manager of GES in Toronto. He will assume his new role on February 20, 2024. With an exceptional career and remarkable service expertise, Burke brings along a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to the GES team. With more than 10 years at Air Canada, he held various positions, ranging from customer service to scheduling and facility planning as well as managing resource systems where he successfully implemented new practices and procedures. Subsequently,…

  • CIB Invests in Montreal Metro Airport

      The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is investing $90 million in the new domestic passenger terminal at MET – Montreal Metropolitan Airport (YHU), formerly known as the Saint-Hubert Airport. The terminal development project is a partnership between Macquarie Asset Management and Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. Located 15 kilometres from Montreal, the Montreal Metropolitan Airport project includes construction of a new standalone 21,300 m2 two-storey domestic terminal with nine gates, associated taxiways, and landside facilities such as parking lots with barrier-free parking spaces, EV charging stations, and shuttle…

  • Coast Hotels Expands in Yukon

    Yukon

      Coast Hotels announced the addition of two new franchise properties in historic and vibrant downtown Dawson City, Yukon. The introduction of Eldorado, a Coast Hotel, and Midnight Sun, a Coast Hotel, marks a significant milestone in Coast Hotels commitment to providing exceptional accommodations in unique and culturally rich destinations. Eldorado, a Coast Hotel, pays homage to the rich mining history of Dawson City, taking inspiration from the iconic Eldorado Gold Mine. The hotel embraces a blend of affordable comfort…

  • Sodexo Canada Releases Sustainable Food Study

      Sodexo Canada has released new research that reveals the sustainable food habits and intentions of Canadians. The first ever Sustainable Food Barometer surveyed more than 1,500 Canadians ( conducted by Leger in December 2023). The Barometer identifies current trends and obstacles, as well as the narratives and incentives needed to induce changes in eating habits and support consumers in making the shift towards more sustainable diets. “Sodexo Canada is committed to reducing our environmental impact through offering more sustainable…

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