FEBRUARY 1, 2017  

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Meetings & Events
Corporate Travel Management
Incentives & Rewards

Looking for some great new food and beverage ideas to offer your group? Here are some trends worth noting for 2017. Chef Stefan Peroutka of The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas addressed the Teneo Hospitality Group at its recent Annual Summit.




Ethnic Breakfasts:

The diverse make up of many conferences demands a wider range of morning breakfast items. Europeans typically enjoy charcuterie with breads, while spicy empanadas suit South Americans and breakfast salads and spreads are popular in the Middle East. Expect to see an Asian influence with congee mixed with vegetables, and exotic fruits such as mangosteen, red bananas and Asian pears at breakfast.


Artisanal & House Made:

Creating a custom-made in-house treat or small consumable item recreates a memory for conference guests. Think about asking your hotel to make house-made snack mixes, gourmet popcorn, locally flavoured mustards or infused seasoning salts.


Mocktails & Cocktails:

The cocktail hour is making a comeback with classics such as Manhattans, Martinis and Side Cars in vogue again. Locally infused liqueurs, craft beer and wine contribute to a sense of place, while alcohol-free takes on Mojitos, Cosmos and Margaritas can be attractively presented.


Bolder Flavours:

Millennials are adventurous diners, and don’t shy away from bolder flavours such as fish sauce or fiery Sriracha. Thai and Indian cuisine will find a space on more conference menus.


Hybrid Cuisine:

Respecting two traditional cuisines is more about incorporating techniques, rather than mashing two flavour profiles together. Chefs that understand the concept will combine aspects from each cuisine to create one harmonious, balanced dish.


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Sustainability Awards
A new award for Innovation in Sustainability has been created in partnership with the Green Meeting Industry Council and IMEX. The award will celebrate inspiring event professionals who are driving sustainability through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. The award will recognize all of the partners in the winning bid, including the meeting owner, planner, venue and key suppliers. Application forms are available on the IMEX website. Entries for the award will be accepted until March 1.  



GBTA Leadership
Four new courses have been added to the Global Business Travel Association’s Global Leadership Professional program. A faculty member of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will teach each course in different locations across the US. The courses will be offered in April, July, September and November.  Travel professionals can participate in these courses for professional development or to earn credits for the Global Leadership Professional (GLP) Designation.


ISO Standards
The International Standards Organization (ISO), a non-governmental organization that develops voluntary standards for a wide variety of industries may soon be setting standards for employee engagement. The ISO recently voted to approve a proposal for the creation of engagement standards for employees, such as leadership development, recruitment, rewards and recognition and ROI measures into a set of practices to achieve measurable goals and insights. 

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Ontario’s Festivals and Events
Industry Conference

March 1-3, 2017

Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Why go: Presentations, a trade show, collaborative industry education and in-depth workshops give planners an opportunity to learn from 300+ festival and event professionals from across the province of Ontario.

ACTE Toronto Education Forum

March 2, 2017  

Chelsea Hotel Toronto   

Why go: The Power of Hotels in a Digital Age and the 2017 Economic Forecast are the two main topics for this half-day educational event.


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

Inside Sales Manager

The inside sales manager for the National Speakers’ Bureau will lead, coach and manage our agent team who connect with our meeting professional clients to recommend the best speakers for their conferences and events. This position is available in either Toronto or Vancouver, BC.

Manager - National Associations

Based in Ottawa and reporting to the vice president of sales, you’ll be responsible for prospecting and securing meetings, conferences and incentive travel business for SCCN and the meeting and conference facilities in Niagara Falls. The primary market focus is the Canadian National Associations but the successful candidate must be eager to explore and develop niche association markets. Success will be measured by the number of leads developed, RFP’s distributed and business secured for SCCN and the destination.

Event Coordinator

Reporting to the Supervisor, Sales, the ideal candidate for this position at Shaw Communications in Edmonton will have a passion for organizing and executing exceptional tradeshow and community events that drive sales results for the direct sales team. You must be an enthusiastic professional familiar with industry event opportunities and venues with a strong ability to seek out new event opportunities throughout the region. A capacity to lead/direct and experience in sales preferred.

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