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  • 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,…

  • TIAC Concerned Over Mexican Visa

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      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is expressing concern over Canada’s introduction of partial visa requirements for visiting Mexican nationals. As of February 29, Mexican citizens who hold a valid US non-immigrant visa or have held a Canadian visa in the past 10 years and are travelling by air on a Mexican passport will be able to apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA). With the high number of Mexican citizens currently holding US visas, the majority will…

  • Jason Ware Joins IAEE as VP Events

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      Jason Ware will join the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) executive team as vice president of events and experiences, effective 1 March 2024. In this role, Ware will be responsible for the overall planning and execution of all IAEE and subsidiary-related events including fundraisers. He will develop new marketplace opportunities for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, such as programs for emerging technology companies and for new global markets. He also will strengthen industry relationships in…

  • Sanchez Named New GBTA Canada Lead

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      Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that Janette Acosta Sanchez has been named to lead GBTA Canada, effective immediately. Reporting to Cristina Scott, SVP Americas, Sanchez will have responsibility for the continued growth and success of GBTA’s membership, advocacy and volunteer programs in Canada. As country director-Canada, she now oversees the bringing together of constituents and focus areas at multiple Canadian events throughout each year, culminating in the annual GBTA Canada Conference, which GBTA is hosting this year…

  • Air Canada is a Top Montreal Employer

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      Air Canada has once again been recognized as one of Montreal’s top employers for 2024 in the latest edition of the Montréal’s Top Employers Awards. This respected award is a reflection of the company’s commitment to employees and its continuous efforts to create a positive and inclusive work environment. With more than 10,000 employees in Montreal and up to 1,094 weekly flights at its Montreal-Trudeau global hub connecting Montreal to 89 destinations across Canada and internationally, Air Canada is a significant contributor to Montreal’s economic success. Air Canada is Canada’s largest private…

  • Calgary Airport Aims To Be Envision Certified

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      The Calgary Airport Authority (the Authority) will begin construction of the West Runway Rehabilitation project this spring. With sustainability as a priority, the project will make Calgary (YYC) the first airport in Canada to be certified under the Envision framework. Envision is a rating system was developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for assessing the sustainability of civil infrastructure projects based on a system of credits, like the LEED framework for buildings. PCL Construction has been selected as the…

  • Cvent Acquires Jifflenow and iCapture

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      Cvent has acquired Jifflenow, a B2B 1:1 and group appointments scheduling solution and iCapture, a lead capture solution. As in-person events have returned as a critical channel for driving growth, hundreds of global organizations rely on Jifflenow to schedule and manage high-quality B2B appointments and iCapture for their trade show and conference lead capture needs. “The Jifflenow team is excited to continue its mission to transform meeting automation as an integral part of Cvent, a clear leader that continues…

  • IAEE Achieves EIC Sustainability Again

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      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

      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…

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