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  • EIC Undertakes Year-Long Futures Study

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      The Events Industry Council (EIC) announced a year-long project that will examine the emerging issues and supporting trends that are most likely to shape the events industry in the years to come. The work will culminate with a Futures Landscape Report, set to be released in Q4 2024. “Through the collaborative effort of our members and partners, EIC is excited to lead this initiative with the priceless contributions of our diverse ecosystem. The final deliverable will be a valuable…

  • BMO Centre is Ready For June Opening

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      The $500-million BMO Centre expansion has reached substantial completion, moving the project into its final stages of operational readiness ahead of its grand opening in June. “As development manager for this transformative project, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation is proud to have delivered the BMO Centre expansion on schedule and on budget,” said Kate Thompson, CMLC’s president and CEO. “This is a major accomplishment for CMLC and our partners, and a huge step toward achieving our vision for a vibrant…

  • Exhibition Place is Rainbow Registered

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      Exhibition Place has received the prestigious Rainbow Registered accreditation by the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized with the Rainbow Registered Accreditation,” says Laura Purdy, general manager of Exhibition Place. “For us, this achievement is not just a recognition but a testament to our continued dedication towards inclusivity and creating safe, welcoming spaces for everyone in our community. We firmly believe in celebrating diversity and this accreditation validates our efforts and…

  • Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Attract Events

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      Destination Canada has launched a new, three-year, International Convention Attraction Fund (ICAF) in a strategic move to bolster Canada’s global competitiveness in attracting major international conventions, conferences, and events to Canada. The fund is a major part of an overall $50 million investment from the 2023 Federal Budget and is a key priority of the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy (FTGS). “Hosting more international events is a central part of our work to help Canadian tourism reach its full potential,”…

  • BeCause Digitalizes Hotel Sustainability Tools

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      BeCause, a technology start-up transforming how the global hospitality, travel and tourism industries manage its sustainability data, has digitized the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s (the Alliance) HCMI and HWMI methodologies. “We’d like to thank the team at BeCause for digitizing HCMI and HWMI which will enable more of the industry to access it and dramatically improve its usability. Digitizing this resource will greatly accelerate our shared goal of reaching Net Positive as a sector, together. We encourage more organizations to follow BeCause’s…

  • Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Gets Green Key Rating

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      Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has become the first hotel in Quebec to receive its 5 Green Key Meetings certification, and the fourth hotel in Quebec to obtain 5 Green Key Eco-Rating Program certification from Green Key Global. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is one of the top 10 hotels in Canada, and the 19th in the world, to receive the prestigious 5 Green Key Meetings certification. This distinction underscores the excellence of the service and facilities for meetings and events…

  • Port of Vancouver Expecting Record Season

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      Port of Vancouver is expecting another strong record season. There are 329 cruise ship visits currently scheduled for the Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver between March 11 and October 29, 2024. This could mean a record 1.27 million passengers would travel through the Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver in 2024, about 2 per cent more than last year’s record. “Cruise is an important part of Vancouver’s vibrant tourism sector that supports…

  • Ferrigno Adds CFO to Destination Canada Role

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      Destination Canada (DC) announced that Meaghan Ferrigno has added the title of chief financial officer (CFO) to her existing role as chief data and analytics officer (CDAO). Ferrigno came to DC with an exceptional range of expertise – including Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations, an MBA in Management Technology, a risk & project management designation, plus years of previous experience in financial management. Over the past two years with Destination Canada, Meaghan led DC’s data and research…

  • Surrey Fusion Festival Wins Outstanding Award

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      Surrey Fusion Festival has won the 2024 Gala Award for Most Outstanding Spectacle, Fair, or Festival by Special Events Magazine. The 2024 international Gala Awards ceremony took place in Austin, Texas. This award showcases the festival’s importance internationally as a unique, community-driven and free multicultural festival that hosted over 110,000 attendees in 2023. “Winning the 2024 Gala Award for Most Outstanding Spectacle, Fair, or Festival speaks volumes about the Surrey Fusion Festival,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “Locals and all…

  • Saskatoon Planning a New Downtown Event Centre

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      The City of Saskatoon has released the concept design and master plan to revitalize its downtown core. The Downtown Event & Entertainment District (DEED) is re-envisioning Saskatoon’s core as a centre of commerce, tourism, services, and entertainment. The project, led by Stantec, features a new event centre/arena, convention centre, renovated theatre, and public realm design. The team for Stantec’s Urban Places created the concept design and master plan for the DEED, which included a transportation plan, mobility plan, landscape design,…

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