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  • regina

    Jackle is New Regina Hotel Association CEO

      Sandra Jackle will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the Regina Hotel Association RHA) on August 14, 2024. “Sandra brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record bidding on and hosting events which will be instrumental in steering our association towards achieving greater heights. Her leadership will be vital in realizing our vision for Regina as a premier destination for events,” said Jennifer Fontaine, chair of the RHA board. Jackle is a distinguished…

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  • procurement

    The Need For Social Procurement

      In Vancouver a quiet transformation is underway – one that tries to think beyond GDP and embrace creating social value. This movement is part of a journey of learning that is growing from the partnership between Destination Vancouver and Buy Social Canada, organizations who see the opportunity to catalyze change through the shared development of a Guide to Social Procurement for tourism, hospitality, and events. The origin of this initiative traces back to the Hopeful Economics Conference of 2017,…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Lepage

    Lepage Joins Quebec City Convention Centre

      The Government of Québec announced the appointment of Caroline Lepage as president and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre. She succeeds Pierre-Michel Bouchard, who had held the position since 2007. Lepage was previously executive director of the Y.W.C.A. Québec Foundation. With a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in commerce, she worked in the field of economic and cultural development for more than 12 years before joining the private sector, when she acquired AGORA in…

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    Jason Ware Joins IAEE as VP Events

      Jason Ware will join the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) executive team as vice president of events and experiences, effective 1 March 2024. In this role, Ware will be responsible for the overall planning and execution of all IAEE and subsidiary-related events including fundraisers. He will develop new marketplace opportunities for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, such as programs for emerging technology companies and for new global markets. He also will strengthen industry relationships in…

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  • 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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  • events future

    Sibos 2023 Returns to Toronto

      Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition, and networking event organized by Swift for the financial industry, returns to Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for the third time from September 18-21, 2023. This highly anticipated citywide convention will connect more than 8,000 financial industry thought leaders, decision-makers, and experts to address critical issues challenging the global financial ecosystem. Themed “Collaborative Finance in a Fragmented World”, key topics at Sibos 2023 will include ESG, cross-border payments, post-trade data, digital…

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  • growth

    Boost Business Growth With Events

      While there are numerous avenues to achieving growth for businesses, one channel that often goes underestimated is hosting events. Building communities and audiences can be very powerful for business development and unlocking new opportunities. The work and resources required to plan and execute events successfully may seem overwhelming, however when done right, the benefits always outweigh the costs and the time commitment involved. Here are seven reasons to remind you why incorporating events in business growth strategies is a…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

  • Purdy

    Industry Profile: Terri Russell

      Terri Russell has been interested in hospitality and tourism since high school. After graduating from the BCIT Tourism and Hospitality program in Vancouver, her career began onboard cruise ships and then to a variety of hotels sales and operation positions. She spent more than a decade involved with global sales for Starwood Hotels before becoming director, global accounts, for Omni Hotels and Resorts in 2017. Making connections and creating memorable experiences for others has made for a rewarding career.…

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  • Montréal Sees Strong Event Activity

      The Palais des congrès de Montréal made a major recovery in 2022 with 280 events being held at the centre, and more than 450 hosted city-wide. Between January 1 and December 31, 2022, the Palais welcomed more than 500,000 visitors and delegates to its spaces. Tourisme Montréal estimates the economic impact of business tourism to have been nearly 270 million dollars for the island of Montréal. “2022 marked the reboot that our industry had been so eagerly awaiting. Throughout the year, the Palais…

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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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