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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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    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

  • convention centre LEED

    Destination Vancouver: Outlook and Goals

      After thriving for decades, Vancouver’s tourism and hospitality industry has been predictably hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. According to the Vancouver Economic Commission, cruise and conference traffic is significant to the city, representing an estimated $2.2 billion in direct and indirect economic impact. Meanwhile, the meetings and conferences sector drives more than $1.6 billion in direct and indirect visitor spending. We ask Royce Chwin, president and CEO of Destination Vancouver, about what is happening and projections for how…

    Event Branding & Marketing, The Business of Meetings

  • business

    Survey: Business Professionals Miss Travelling

    The majority of business professionals miss travelling for business, according to a new survey by Hilton and Morning Brew. While some have returned to travelling for work, 87 per cent of respondents say they miss hopping from city to city to pursue their work. More than 7,000 of the new site’s business readers were polled. Business travellers miss visiting new places (66 per cent), discovering local culture (41 per cent), discussing projects in person (37 per cent), and attending in-person…

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  • Listen Up Event Professionals: Québec City Business Destination’s New Podcast

      Québec City Business Destination has launched a new way to connect with Canada’s women leaders. This summer, the organisation recorded a podcast series spotlighting trailblazers within the business world, including the meeting and events community. “There are plenty of stories to tell about women who have demonstrated incredible leadership in their respective fields, especially over the past year-and-a-half,” says podcast host Susan Prophet, Business Development Director for Quebec City Business Destination. “This podcast is our way of giving some…

    Industry Insights

  • How to Leverage Technology to Simplify your Hybrid Event Production

    A recently published study by EventMB found an overwhelming majority of event organizers (81 per cent) believe they have to design and execute separate, dedicated experiences for in-person and remote audiences when hosting a hybrid event. Fortunately, with the right production technology and expertise, you don’t have to plan two separate events when going hybrid. Here’s how. Focus on Content Hybrid formats allow you to produce one event with two outputs. Take Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The five-day event…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology, Virtual Events

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    Experiential Agency Adopts Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Events

    Toronto experiential agency Event Circle has launched rapid COVID-19 testing for corporate and private events. The company says the goal of introducing the Health Canada approved testing is to help clients ease back into the world of events safely now that Ontario is in Stage 3 of its reopening plan. Trained on-site nurses will collect and complete SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigen tests for all staff and guests as they enter an event. The process consists of a painless, shallow nasal…

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  • National Trade Show Alliance Launches

    The National Trade Show Alliance has launched, founded in response to the challenges faced by individuals in the trade show community. “Our community members are those whose livelihood comes from the work created by in-person events, such as trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions,” says the Alliance website about the recent venture. “By creating a centralized platform, the National Trade Show Alliance will help community members find the support and resources they need right now and for their growth in the…

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  • 5 Marketing Techniques you Need to Use for your Next Virtual Event

    There was a time not long ago when many of us had never attended a true virtual event. Now, with the novelty of modern technologies worn-off and the over saturation of virtual events, event professionals and marketers alike must find new and creative ways to promote their events. While there is increased talk about hybrid events in 2021, 75 per cent of event organizers plan to incorporate technology into their events going forward, no matter the event format. This is…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Virtual Events

  • BMO

    Calgary Convention Centre Expansion Project Construction Now Underway

    Crews have broken ground on the $500 million BMO Centre expansion at Calgary’s Stampede Park in the city’s developing culture and entertainment district. “We are thrilled to see this project move into the construction phase on schedule,” said Kate Thompson, president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC). “I believe it’s just the beginning of big, positive change for this district and downtown Calgary as a whole — something that’s going to be galvanizing for our city, which, as…

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