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    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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  • Industry Profile: Dawn Eisenberg

      When Dawn Eisenberg was in university, she made money by promoting her own events and working as a children’s entertainer. After graduating she was hired to help open an events division for a company which lead to more similar contracts before she decided to strike out on her own in 2005 with Jodi Lieff. “For as long as I remember I was always deeply passionate about events,” says Esienberg, owner and CEO of Pop! Events Group. “I love that…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • Build Your Teams Outside the Box

      Everyone is trying to figure out the best way to bring their teams together today. In a world changed by the pandemic and limiting face-to-face interaction for so long, individual preferences have changed. Gone are the days of an easy happy hour and free food to engage your teams. They want more, if they are going to give you more of their time. As an event planner, I’m always working to find new ways to work with my clients…

    Event Operations, Themes

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    Industry Profile: Caitlin McElhone

      Edmonton event planner Caitlin McElhone is passionate about events. While studying clothing and textile design at the University of Alberta, she was introduced to the events industry and never looked back. “I hadn’t even considered event planning as a profession – nor did I understand that it could be a career option, but I was naturally suited for the work and loved the rush of set up and putting on something so special for someone,” says McElhone, who began…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • Surviving The Next Big Wave

      If you made it through the last two years and still have your company and team intact, then you are still standing and are ready to take on what is happening in our industry. The work is coming in harder, faster and with staggering momentum and we will need to learn to ride the wave. Our team decided early on that we would never call (whatever was to come) a tsunami, but that’s exactly what it is. For more…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

  • Alberta Issues Event Guidelines as Trade Shows, Exhibits get Green Light

    Indoor trade shows and exhibiting events are allowed again in Alberta. The announcement was made July 16, at a press conference. The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said after studying other jurisdictions that have reopened such activities, it was found events don’t seem to be large spreaders of the coronavirus. The government has developed guidelines to support event organizers in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers, patrons and the general public. Organizers…

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    Shifting from Physical to Online Events: Is it the Right Move?

    The meetings and events industry has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the social distancing measures aimed at reducing its spread. Companies and organizations have made changes to adapt during this unprecedented period, postponing, rescheduling or moving events online. But are all events suited to a virtual audience? Event coordinator Martha Feenstra says surprisingly yes. She even expects some may remain completely online on the other side of the pandemic. “I never thought I would enjoy a virtual music concert…

    Event Operations, Virtual Events

  • The Event Planner Expo announces roster of keynote speakers

    Press Release The Event Planner Expo, the much-anticipated meeting of the minds that happens annually in New York City, is back. Bringing together the top names in event planning, marketing, and hospitality each Fall, it seeks to connect and inspire industry players in a meaningful way. For the first time ever, the Expo will be a three day event. “Our attendees asked, so we listened,” explains Jessica Stewart, Vice President, EMRG Media. “It’s no surprise they wanted more of the…

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  • In With the Old. In With the New.

    Saying Québec City has aged well would be an understatement. For four centuries and counting, the Québec capital has enjoyed a never-ending Renaissance that has made it one of Canada’s top cultural hotspots and a popular destination for tourists and event planners alike. “Québec City is so easy to sell,” says Fernand Gervais, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Université Laval, “It’s a promotional tool unto itself. It is a quintessential European city in the heart of North America.”…

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