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  • IACC and Meeting Professionals International form global alliance

    IACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives. In the last year IACC has delivered education at European and US MPI events, including more recently at…

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  • IACC-Americas Chapter names finalists for Global Copper Skillet Competition

    Four chefs from IACC-member properties representing the United States and Canada gathered recently to compete for the IACC Americas Chapter Cook-Off at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where the winners secured their spot en route to the Global Copper Skillet Competition finale next month at IACC-Americas Connect in Los Angeles. Kent Phillips, executive chef at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, located in London, ON, Canada, took the “Senior Category Americas Cook-Off Award” for his winning dish of Smoked Paprika Petit…

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  • MPI Foundation confirms councils for 2017

    The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has confirmed members of its Canadian, European and U.S. councils for the upcoming year. Council members are appointed by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees and will serve two-year terms. The councils will assist with fundraising initiatives and lead various activities to support the purpose and mission of the foundation. Council selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Canada council members Chair: Trevor Lui,…

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  • New research presents insights in global behaviour of exhibition visitors

    UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has partnered with event research specialists Explori to release a thought-provoking report that focuses on visitors of exhibitions around the globe. This report was jointly researched and written and is supported by SISO; The Society of Independent Show Organizers (USA). The comprehensive analysis is based on Explori’s global database, consolidating visitor surveys from a sample of 920 events worldwide. It delivers key findings related to the visitor’s behaviour, the levels of…

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  • American Express Global Business Travel announces new CEO

    Industry veteran Doug Anderson joins GBT to accelerate next phase of transformational growth American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced Doug Anderson joins the company as CEO, effective immediately. With more than 30 years of global management experience, Doug takes the helm of GBT to accelerate the organization’s strong growth trajectory. “Now more than ever, GBT is an innovator in travel management and a company that is forging the way toward a new definition of business travel,” said Doug…

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  • Hong Kong ranked as top international destination for Canadian business travellers

    Data shows top 10 most-booked destinations for Canadian business travellers domestically and abroad American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) has released new data highlighting the most visited destinations for Canadian business travellers. Developed urban metropolises continue to hold top positions as the most frequented destinations around the globe. The data incorporates the booking details of outgoing travel from GBT’s Canadian customers between July 2015 and June 2016 and revealed the top destinations for domestic, U.S. and international travel. Consistent year-over-year,…

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  • Global business travel spend topped record-breaking US$1.2 trillion in 2015, will reach $1.6 trillion by 2020

    China takes place as leading market in global business travel spend as India becomes fastest-growing business travel market Global business travel spend topped US$1.2 trillion in 2015, growing five per cent over 2014, and is forecast to reach 1.3 trillion in 2016 according to the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, a new report released by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of GBTA, and sponsored by Visa, Inc. Despite continued global uncertainty, cautious optimism…

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  • Air Canada launches 10 new international routes in one month

    Air Canada flight AC061 recently departed for Seoul, South Korea, inaugurating the carrier’s 10th new international route in the past month. Since May 19, Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge have between them started seven new non-stop routes to Europe and one each to Asia, Africa and Australia as part of the airline’s international expansion. In addition, Air Canada has also launched 11 new U.S. trans-border routes since the start of May. “Air Canada has undertaken the most intensive period…

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