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  • Guiding Association Clients to Excellence

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      We just finished annual reviews for all our association clients – a time to look back, celebrate the wins, and, of course, identify where we can kick it up a notch for the upcoming year. This is our version of a performance review and our strategy session about innovative ways to continue challenging the status quo for associations we serve. We dive into the top five behaviours that can act as a compass for your association’s overall health with…

  • 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…

  • How to Avoid Common Event Mistakes

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      Event planning is an intricate dance that requires careful coordination, creativity, and attention to detail. Whether organizing a corporate conference, a wedding, or a product launch, event planners often face a myriad of challenges that can make or break the success of an event. In this article, we will explore some common mistakes we have seen event planners make, and provide insightful strategies on how you can avoid them. INADEQUATE PLANNING AND PREPARATION Mistake: One of the most common…

  • Business Travel Recovery Outlook Positive

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      Leisure travel comprised the main driver of travel over the past two years, hitting pre-pandemic levels in 2022 with $72.4 billion in revenue, according Destination Canada. Corporate travel is finally starting to pick up too — a critical factor in filling hotels, restaurants and conference centres outside of peak months in the summer and winter holidays. Total spending by business travellers will recover to $14.4 billion in 2024, reaching 102 per cent of 2019 levels, but will still lag…

  • Event Staff Shortages Pose Challenges

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      The event industry is fully on the road to recovery with a rise in bookings and a surge in demand for events. But the significant loss of people to other industries during the pandemic means facing a new set of challenges. Event management companies are struggling to find qualified and experienced individuals, which can negatively impact the quality and success of events. Planners today need to be mindful of increased costs and possible service offering disruptions. They will need to…

  • What is Biophilic Event Design?

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      In an age where urbanization and technology dominate our lives, there is a growing desire to reconnect with nature. Biophilic design, a concept that brings elements of the natural world into our built environments, has been a significant trend in architecture and interior design for some time. However, this design philosophy has now found its way into the realm of event planning, leading to the concept of biophilic event design. This innovative approach aims to create unforgettable and sustainable…

  • Montréal is Third Best City in the World

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      Montréal is the third-best city to visit in the world according to the new Lonely Planet guide, which celebrates the world’s top 50 destinations on the planet for 2024. “Lonely Planet is one of the most prestigious and recognized authorities in tourism worldwide. Being among the world’s ten best cities of this special 50th anniversary edition is a real crowning achievement for Montréal, which speaks to the city’s truly distinctive appeal for visitors from around the world ,” says…

  • Future of Meetings & Events: 5 Key Trends

      As the global meetings and events sector continues to recover, a focus on balance, belonging and sustainability will create many opportunities in the industry. The pandemic had a significant impact on meetings and events, but people have largely returned and attendance is expected to rise in the years to come. This is great news for the sector but it also brings fresh challenges and opportunities that will alter the way events are booked, planned and executed. “The pandemic was…

  • Canada is a Global Sustainable Event Leader

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      Canada has more business-event destinations on a global sustainability index than any other country, according to a released report. The 2023 annual Global Destination Sustainability-Index (GDS-Index) show there are now 20 Canadian destinations participating in the Index, representing the highest national concentration of GDS-Index destinations globally. Achieved in collaboration with the 16 Canadian cities already participating in Destination Canada’s Canadian Business Event Sustainability Plan, this milestone not only speaks to their commitment to be sustainable hosts for international events…

  • The Power to Wow – Whistler Packs Purpose

    The wow factor of hosting your group or corporate event in Whistler, BC, begins as soon as you hit the highway. Just a two-hour drive north of Vancouver International Airport, the drive to Whistler takes you past waterfalls, glaciers, rainforests, and granite monoliths. Voted by National Geographic as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the journey along the “Sea to Sky Highway ” is worth a few stops along the way. For groups, meet and greet charters can safely…

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