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  • MTCC records

    MTCC Sets New Records for Events

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced that it set new facility records for securing major conventions in 2022 and in fiscal year 2023/24. The MTCC will host 21 citywide conventions in fiscal year 2023/24, the highest yearly total in the facility’s 38-year history. The 21 citywide conventions will generate an estimated $246 million in direct spending economic impact for the region and bring over 100,000 attendees to the heart of Toronto. Economic impact is incredibly valuable for the…

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  • BMO Centre

    BMO Centre Expansion On Track For 2024

      The BMO Centre expansion, on schedule for its opening in June 2024, has begun to take its dramatic shape rising high above the midway in Calgary. The $500M expansion is already garnering significant interest for groups vying to bring their events and conventions to the facility. The team at the Calgary Stampede is preparing to once again welcome the world when the convention centre opens. “The sheer scale of the building and its dramatic addition will be clear to…

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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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  • Exhibition Place

    Sky Bridge Opens at Exhibition Place

      Sky Bridge, the first glass-enclosed walkway of its kind in Exhibition Place, has officially opened. The pedestrian connection at Exhibition Place in Toronto provides a second-level link between the Beanfield Conference Centre and Hotel X Toronto over Newfoundland Road. “The opening of the Sky Bridge at Exhibition Place marks a significant milestone as we work towards achieving an exciting vision for the future. We are enhancing access to Exhibition Place’s historic and landmark buildings, landscapes, and features that provide…

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  • Montreal city

    Canadian City to Host Global Convention for Young Leaders

    Montreal has been named the host city for the 2024 One Young World Summit. The announcement, made March 31, bodes well for the future of the city’s convention industry. The event is expected to generate an estimated $4.4 million in tourism revenues along with 7,000 hotel room nights. “The One Young World Summit coming to the Palais is evidence that despite the impacts of the pandemic, Montreal remains a highly attractive host city for major events,” says Luc Charbonneau, director of…

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  • Futuristic Venue Slated for Toronto’s CNE Grounds

    Toronto’s Exhibition Place will be the site of a new entertainment venue and hotel complex, according to plans revealed by Overactive Media. Designed by Populous, the futuristic building will deliver an iconic architectural presence along the city’s waterfront and reflect a modern expression of a new age theatre for sports and entertainment. “The design was neither conceived as a sports arena nor an opera house; rather, a new typology that creates a merger of the old and the new,” says…

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  • Toronto Congress Centre Becomes First Venue in Canada to Pursue GBAC STAR Accreditation

    The Toronto Congress Centre (TCC) has announced its commitment to the health and safety of its staff and guests by becoming the first venue in Canada to pursue the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation for outbreak prevention, response and recovery. GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities and provides third-party validation that facilities have rigorous protocols in place for thorough response to biorisk situations. GBAC STAR is an industry accreditation focused on ensuring a clean, safe…

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  • Los Cabos International Convention Center celebrates grand reopening

    New conference center adds 72,000 square feet; expands Los Cabos capabilities to host diverse and dynamic world-class events Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC) has unveiled the highly-anticipated and newly renovated convention center, marking a new era for Los Cabos as a premiere host destination for world-class events. The grand reopening coincides with the kickoff of the fifth annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP) which will be held at the ICC from April 10 to 12, 2018. Highly regarded as one of the…

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