News & Articles - event management

  • Willow

    Willow Inn Selects Brera Catering

      The Willow Inn has reached an agreement with Brera Catering, to operate and manage events at the Inn. The agreement is expected to take effect March 1, 2024. “Seven years ago, despite being outsiders to the hospitality industry and to Hudson, we bought The Willow with the hope of saving this much-loved institution. We undertook a major renovation, and sought to elevate the quality of its service, its offerings, and its foods, to be worthy of its unique location…

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  • How to Avoid Common Event Mistakes

      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…

    Event Operations, Uncategorized

  • Sherrer

    Industry Profile: Lesley Plumley

      Lesley Plumley is the owner and creative director of LP Events, an award-winning event management company in Calgary. She has planned and executed some of Calgary’s largest major events for more than 20 years and says, bringing a client’s vision to life is the biggest reward. “It is such an organic feeling as a lot of clients have a hard time articulating what they really want. So, with a lot of brainstorming with the client and then with my…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • TOTA

    TOTA Offers Funded Hospitality Program

      The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in partnership with Okanagan College, have offered the third intake of the fully funded Hospitality Professional Program. The initiative is open to current professionals looking to elevate their career path, and those interested in securing skills and experience to land a job in the region’s tourism-and-hospitality sectors. The Hospitality Professional Program comes with no financial burden, ensuring students can focus on gaining the skills and experience needed to unlock new and elevated roles.…

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  • sanchez

    E.L. Productions Acquires The Farm

      Toronto-based E.L. Productions has acquired The Farm, a leading events, communications, and design firm also based in Toronto. The strategic acquisition will further enhance E.L. Productions’ capabilities, solidifying its position as a premier provider of comprehensive production, event, and reward and recognition solutions. With more than 30 years of industry experience, both E.L. Productions and The Farm have established themselves as trusted partners, delivering exceptional services to a diverse range of clients. The acquisition brings together two esteemed companies,…

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  • The Value of an Event Planner

      By Angela Zaltsman Companies across the nation have seen employees transition from remote to hybrid to sometimes fully in-person work environments. Why? Because if the last three years have taught us anything, it is the value of being with one another. Work culture and building employee engagement are often pointed to as the motivation behind a push for in-office facetime, but studies have shown that team events are the true catalyst for meaningful employee-employer relationships. Team events offer not…

    Event Operations, The Business of Meetings

  • Industry Profile: Alissa Hurley

      Alissa Hurley’s first job shared office space with a company that produced technology conferences and trade shows. They were producing a large trade show and needed additional support for the event and the next thing she knew, Hurley was the conference coordinator for the largest technology show in Canada. “It was an incredible experience that combined my organizational skills, creativity and passion for technology. I decided that this was the career for me and continued to look for future…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • Stories: the Secret to Social Media Success

    by Victoria Alves Bob Burg, author of Endless Referrals, famously said, “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.” Although these words were first said in 1994, with the dawn of social media and the ever-increasing amount of people spending their time and posting their lives online, these words ring true more now than ever. So how do we get people to know, like, and trust us? We…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • farm productions

    Events Industry Merger Solidifies Management Strength

    Two Canadian event management companies have merged. ProPlan Conferences and Events has joined forces with CanPlan Event and Conference Services Inc. In doing so, ProPlan founder Bettyanne Sherrer will become a member of the CanPlan executive team, which includes co-founders Ann Clemenson and Patricia Pearson, and Maria Montesinos who joined the corporation in 2017. “Bettyanne, who has received many industry awards, including being inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, is the talent behind major international events, the successful launch…

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  • aV tech

    7 Reasons Why Virtual Events Can Be Better Than Traditional Face-to-Face Events

    There are ongoing debates around the efficiency of virtual events. However, a great number of event planners are reinventing themselves and suggesting that their clients convert their conferences to an online platform. It’s true that face to face (F2F) interactions and networking is different than a virtual experience. But many virtual events can be just as good, if not better, than being in person. Below are top seven reasons why virtual events can be better than F2F events: Cost efficiency:…

    Event Operations

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