News & Articles - corporate social responsibility

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    Destination Toronto Welcomes Paula Port

      Following a strategic search, Destination Toronto has announced Paula Port as its new VP of global marketing. With more than 20 years of experience and expertise at Destination Toronto, Port will lead the strategic development and implementation of marketing and communications for the destination. In her most recent role as director, brand and content, Port established content marketing as a core function of the organization, launching the re-imagined content hub DestinationToronto.com that prioritizes diversified content and editorial contributors; and,…

    Breaking News

  • When events “give back”: Adding charitable elements to meeting plans

    Good things can happen when people come together. This is as true for the boardroom as it is for charitable initiatives, and it’s a truth that’s inspiring organizations to make “giving back” a focus in their meeting and event plans. “Why not leverage a positive group environment where attendees are already brought together to achieve a common goal?” affirms Paula Racher, Account Director with Niagara Falls Business Events (NFBE). “The unifying effect of completing a CSR (corporate social responsibility) component…

    Industry Insights

  • Legacy-building events: Excerpts from “Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity”

    Hope is a great motivator. When we deliver a mindful experience and positively benefit others, we have a win for participants and organizations. Designing events that foster exchanges is critical to moving society forward, and always has been. Event professionals are developing rich corporate social responsibility programs that make a difference in the lives of those living in the local cultures we touch with our events. These moments are often the pieces with the emotional power to take your programs…

    Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Freeman Audio Visual Canada makes waste diversion championships for third year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce it has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. The Waste Diversion Champions list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets. REfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable sources. “We acknowledge Freeman for embracing the reduce-reuse-recycle concept,” said REfficient CEO Stephanie McLarty. “The…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • SITE Index forecasts continued growth for the incentive travel industry in 2016

    2015 was one of the best years ever for the incentive travel industry, not just in North America, but also around the globe. And, 2016 is projected to be another banner year, according to the 2015 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Index Benchmark Study, an annual analysis and forecast of the incentive travel industry, released this week during the SITE Incentive Summit in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In an effort to provide more meaningful and actionable information, the SITE Foundation partnered…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Steps to end food waste in the event industry

    All of us working in this wonderful industry know there’s an inconvenient truth – food waste. We all dislike it, yet feel powerless to stop it. According to a updated study released in 2014 by Value Chain Management International, food waste in Canada equates to an estimated $31 billion annually, of which eight per cent (about $2.5 billion) is attributed to the “food service” industry (hospitality and restaurant industry). When I read the report, I was not surprised because I’ve…

    Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Food & Beverage, Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • Responding to trends: When popular culture influences the events industry

    At this time of the year, we have seen excellent trend reports and predictions for 2015 from media outlets, business leaders and event and technology organizations, all in easy-to-digest formats designed to move us to action. We have learned about the fabulous new Pantone Colour of the Year, Marsala, and have thought about ways we may integrate this into event designs for the year. We have moved from kale to cauliflower and are seeking recipes to incorporate chia seeds. Craft…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • 25 ways your event can give back

    Did you know… If every participant at a tradeshow in Canada helped assemble relief kits, it would benefit over two million people in need? If guests at incentive programs in Canada volunteered for just 30 minutes, it would make half a million hours of difference? And if every convention attendee in the country brought a single non-perishable food item with them, it would contribute almost 7,000 metric tons of food to those in need across the country? Corporate events have…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Employee Incentives, Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • The International Centre announces three new corporate social responsibility initiatives

    As the leading venue of choice for socially-minded businesses and individuals, The International Centre continues to demonstrate its focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the launch of its newest sustainability initiatives. Further demonstrating its role as a leading facility in sustainable practices, The International Centre’s newest initiatives showcase the company’s commitment to setting high standards of environmental stewardship, community outreach and employee engagement. 1. Received two sustainable venue certifications Level One ASTM/APEX Certification for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings and Events.…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Green Key Global launches v2.0 of its Green Key Meetings Certification Program

    Green Key Global (GKG), in partnership with MPI Foundation Canada, announces the release of version 2.0 of the Green Key Meetings Program, a comprehensive environmental assessment tool for facilities, both lodging and non-lodging, that host meetings of any scale. Developed with the assistance of senior meeting planner professionals, the program has been updated to ensure incorporation of current meeting practice elements as well as to complement the well-known APEX/ASTM Green Meetings Standards. “The MPI Foundation is proud to continue its…

    Breaking News, Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings, Meeting Community

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