News & Articles - business events

  • Banff

    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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  • dicaire

    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 conventions

    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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  • Associations Launch Business Events Industry Week

      Three meeting and convention industry associations have consolidated several key annual gatherings into Business Events Industry Week in 2022. Destinations International, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and PCMA will launch Business Events Industry Week, a week dedicated to community, commerce, content, awards and advocacy in order to unite the global business events industry and to reinforce the power of business events to advance economies and social good. The week is intended for destinations and industry service suppliers…

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  • IMEX

    2021 IMEX America Welcomes Industry Back

      After close to two years of industry shutdown, IMEX America 2021 returned, with more than 2,200 exhibitors gathering in Las Vegas November 9-11th at Mandalay Bay. The IMEX convention brought together once again the global community of conventions and event organizers back to the convention capital of the world. “Over 3,300 buyers were here this week, the vast majority of them hosted buyers. We also had over 2,200 exhibiting companies representing 200-plus countries. Appointments were around 50,000 and feedback…

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  • Submissions Now Open for EIC Global Recognition Awards

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) is now accepting submissions for its Global Recognition Awards. Held annually, the awards honour event professionals from all levels and areas for their exemplary achievements within the global business events Industry. There are four awards categories this year: Hall of Leaders, Social Impact, Adaptation and Innovation, and Pacesetter. The Hall of Leaders Award recognizes lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector. The Social Impact Award recognizes…

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