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  • Cvent Unveils New AI Products

    Cvent AI

      Cvent unveiled a host of new artificial intelligence (AI) enabled enhancements at its annual industry and customer conference, Cvent CONNECT. The product announcements, which are expected to be launched later this year, build on the company’s current suite of AI-powered solutions and underscore the tech provider’s commitment to leveraging the power of AI across its event management and marketing platform. “We are in an age of unprecedented innovation where a key to driving greater impact and value lies in…

  • Porter Increases Summer Flights From TO

    Porter summer

      Porter Airlines is scheduled to offer travellers its most substantial summer schedule to date, featuring up to 176 daily flights to 27 destinations across North America taking off from Toronto. These flights will offer more passengers an elevated economy experience to more destinations than ever before. By August, Porter will be the third-largest carrier flying from Toronto Pearson International Airport, with up to 74 daily flights to 16 destinations across Canada and the United States. Every flight from Toronto-Pearson…

  • Industry Profile: Bettyanne Sherrer

    Sherrer

      Events bring people together to exchange ideas, share strategies and most importantly, to make connections. For Ontario event planner Bettyanne Sherrer, the most successful events are ones that change behaviours or open new doors. “It always amazes me to watch someone make a new connection that will lead them in a new direction, or build their business, or to watch someone change their mind because of something they learned or were challenged with. That is the magic of events…

  • OIAA CEO Mark Laroche Retires

    CEO Laroche

      Mark Laroche, president and CEO, of the Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) announced his retirement after 12 years. “These years have been incredibly rewarding and challenging. I’m proud of the accomplishments we have achieved as a team and I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from the board of directors, city officials, and, of course, the entire Airport Authority team. We weathered some rough storms over the years, including the pandemic and economic instability, but YOW continues to thrive…

  • Marriott Appoints New Canadian Leaders

    leaders Marriott

      Marriott International has appointed two new members to its Canadian senior leadership team. Susie Grynol will join as market vice-president, Eastern Canada. She most recently served as CEO at the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Keri Robinson will assume the position of area vice-president, U.S. Western Mountain Pacific and Western Canada, expanding her current responsibilities. Both positions will report to Paul Cahill, senior vice-president, Canada Operations. “We are thrilled to welcome Susie and Keri to our Canadian leadership team.…

  • Mason Leads CEMA As Vice President

    Mason

      Brian Mason is the new vice president, strategy and operations at Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA). A longtime CEMA member and former advisory board member, Mason will lead the CEMA team and collaboratively work with the CEMA advisory board to execute CEMA’s vision and lead growth initiatives, including brand marketing, new program development, events, membership growth and retention, and ongoing community engagement. “Strategic event leaders today play a key role in driving key KPIs for companies across all industries,”…

  • BMO Centre is Ready For June Opening

    BMO Centre

      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…

  • Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Gets Green Key Rating

    Manoir

      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…

  • TIAC Concerned Over Mexican Visa

    visa

      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…

  • 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…

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