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    Global MICE Collaborative Relaunches

      The Global MICE Collaborative, a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is relaunching. With an overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry, the collaborative provides a convenient single solution for education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry worldwide. Initially launched in 2018, the Global MICE Collaborative delivered educational content in…

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    Mason Leads CEMA As Vice President

      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,”…

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    Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Attract Events

      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,”…

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    Banff Program Fosters Sustainability

      Banff & Lake Louise Tourism has launched its Community Impact Program, a first-of-its-kind for Canada’s business events industry. The new initiative is designed to help improve the long-term economic and social sustainability of the national park. It has partnered with Banff Canmore Community Foundation to help business event delegates connect with Banff and Lake Louise to make a positive difference in the local community. “The time is now to take next-level actions towards a more sustainable future. This program…

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  • Sustainability in Incentive Travel

      Sustainability has been a buzzword in travel and business event planning for years. With the return of in-person meetings and events, sustainable business events are more urgent than ever. Destinations around the world are seeing increasingly more planners and attendees prioritizing sustainable events. In order to meet 2050 net zero targets, the entire industry must work collaboratively to implement solutions. Last year, Destination Canada launched its Canadian Business Events Sustainability Plan, a first-of-its-kind national program aimed at improving the…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Equities

    Hotel Equities Managing Sawridge Inn

      Hotel ownership, management, and development firm Hotel Equities is growing its management portfolio in Canada by adding the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, located in Edmonton South, Alberta. The 136-room hotel, owned by 2430776 Alberta Ltd, offers spacious, pet-friendly accommodations, and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport. Sawridge is also just a short drive from some of the capital city’s most popular attractions including West Edmonton Mall, Old Strathcona and South Edmonton Common. “Hotel Equities could…

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    EIC Global Awards Open For Submissions

      The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced submissions have opened for its annual Global Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements focusing on leadership at all levels within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Hall of Leaders, recognizing lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector Social Impact Award, recognizing extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organization in the areas of people, planet, and prosperity Adaptation and Innovation…

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    MTCC Will Host 19 Conventions Next Year

      Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is set to host more citywide conventions in 2023 than in most pre-pandemic years. MTCC’s strong booking calendar in 2023 signals the potential for a positive recovery for the business events industry in Ontario. The success of the meetings and events industry is vital for economic recovery. The 19 citywide conventions that are set to take place at the MTCC in 2023 will generate an estimated $219 million in direct spending economic impact for the…

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  • Six Top Tips for Quality Hybrid Events

      As we enter a new world of events, it’s safe to say that hybrid events are here for the long run and after a couple of unsettling years due to the pandemic, audience expectations are higher than ever. We have all seen the full potential of virtual events and their unique ability to engage global audiences. As we start to see pandemic restrictions lift, there is an increasing demand for events to maintain the benefits of both in-person and…

    Event Operations, Virtual Events

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    B.C. Business Events Receive Funding

      Business events and workforce support initiatives, such as hiring and retaining employees, in the tourism sector will receive more than $9.3 million over the next two years as part of B.C.’s Tourism Recovery Initiatives Action Plan. The Tourism Recovery Initiatives Action Plan is B.C.’s comprehensive plan to support the survival, recovery and growth of the sector. This action plan is part of government’s quick response to the Tourism Task Force’s recommendations that demonstrates continued commitment to the recovery and…

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