JANUARY 11, 2017  

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Meetings & Events
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Incentives & Rewards

The start of the New Year plays on our desire to do things differently or better. We all want to take steps to improve our health, outlook or daily habits. We’ve compiled some hints to make 2017 the Best Year Ever!




Gotta Love the French:

New labour legislation in France in force on January 1 requires companies with more than 50 employees to negotiate a protocol that puts limits on the need to reply to email  on evenings and weekends. The so-called “Right to Disconnect” can set times when employees are not expected to reply to company email.


Get moving:

A recent study by Johnson & Johnson and the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center says exercise for as little as five minutes a day every hour can lift your workday mood and even reduce hunger pangs. People who sit at a computer all day (that would be most of us) are at risk for diabetes, depression and obesity compared to others who move frequently. Multiple brief breaks—a five-minute walk every hour— elevated moods better than one long walk at the beginning or end of the day.



The Mindful website focuses on the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and not be overwhelmed by what’s going on around us—diametrically opposed to the multi-tasking mindset we sometimes fall into. Try the three-minute body scan to cultivate mindfulness or the five-minute breathing meditation for beginners.


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Que this Up


Vintage Hotels Hub

Millcroft Inn & Spa Hub

Visit Ignite's Inspiration Room for more ideas and inspiration


Banff & Lake Louise,

For more information on upcoming familiarization tour opportunities, visit Ignite's Fabulous FAMS



Secure Charging
Canada’s FMAV has been named authorized partner for Brightbox nationwide. Brightbox is a kiosk technology company providing venues with mobile device recharging stations. The secure locker-style recharging stations have digital signage and interactive kiosk features that increase brand exposure for sponsors. Brightbox can provide data reporting to enable event organizers and sponsors to track brand impressions, usage and post-event ROI. 


Changing Behaviours
Travel policy compliance is a perennial problem for corporate travel managers. Carlson Wagonlit Travel Solutions Group has created a traveller engagement system to increase traveller responsibility to stay within the corporate program and says savings of up to 15 per cent are possible. The white paper says compliance education needs to be delivered as an ongoing process. Gamification or travel scorecards provide positive reinforcement for staying within the company travel policy.


High Tech at Sea
Carnival Cruise Lines is launching the One Cruise Experience Access Network (Ocean) medallion, a wearable device that acts as a digital personal concierge for guests. The complimentary device will allow passengers to access their rooms, help passengers navigate the decks onboard, make purchases and locate friends on the ship. Once a passenger sets a profile, the crew is briefed on all preferences and the Ocean concierge will send suggestions and invitations to events onboard or ashore. Guests not comfortable with the technology can opt out, and use the medallion for safety only. The Ocean Medallion cruises will debut on the Princess line in November 2017.  

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Destination Direct Hosted Planner Program

January 31 – February 2, 2017


Why go: Apply now for this hosted buyer program if you are considering using convention centre destinations in three or more Canadian provinces for future events.

REVEAL 2017 Social

February 1, 2017  

Craft Beer Market, Ottawa  

Why go: Join industry colleagues and suppliers for an evening of networking and entertainment.

CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau’s Tête-à-Tête

February 2, 2017

Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Why go: A must attend event for Canadian association executives. Inspiring keynotes and a trade show connect you with suppliers from across the country.


Annual MPI Ottawa Charity Auction and Dinner

February 2, 2017

Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Why go: This fundraiser sells out quickly and benefits The Ottawa Network for Learning - School Breakfast Program and the Hopewell eating disorder program.


Hotel Association of Canada Conference

February 15 – 16, 2017  

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre  

Why go:
Keynotes and education on how to drive hotel revenue and convert leads into business. Meet the new HAC president, Susie Grynol.

Québec Day Toronto

February 7, 2017
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto  

Why go: Meet their partners and discover Québec’s best offers for your next convention, meeting and incentive travel program.


For more events, visit Ignite's   WHAT'S ON CALENDAR  

Event and Conference Manager

This MCC Toronto office-based role will be a part of one of the most creative and hardworking teams in the industry. You will work closely with the content and client teams to maximize event impact. MCC event managers are able to execute the entire project cycle – proposal writing, sourcing, planning, budgeting, pre-event operations, on-site management and post-program reconciliation.

Sales Associate/Client Experience Manager

MCC is seeking client and team focused individuals to join our fast paced business events planning team. As a third-party meeting planning firm and destination management company, we require talent that can multi-task! MCC not only has many retained long-standing clients that we are entrusted with on-going event execution but also have increased short term one-off and DMC events. We plan local, national and international business events across all market segments.

Event Producer

Attention all creative minds, PDW has a new opportunity for an events professional to join their team and help them create new, unique, and meaningful attendee experiences for various events and conferences. They are looking for an individual who has their finger on the pulse of the city, a mind that is capable of creating engaging event experiences, and a heart that knows just what matters to their event and conference attendees.

Senior Manager, Event Services

If you’re a strategic events marketer with a passion for planning, producing and executing client-focused experiences and events, join Deloitte’s events services group as a senior manager and lead a team of event planners that support client-facing marketing events and firm programs that deliver an exceptional client experience. You’ll be responsible for providing strategy, management, planning and tactical support for events that promote various lines of business across Canada

Check out Ignite's   JOB BOARD   for more exciting career opportunities

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