JUNE 7, 2017  

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Business travellers are expecting more from their hotel stays than just a place to lay their heads. Read on to discover how these Canadian hotels are elevating their game.


At a recent stay at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, hotel guests were invited to an Andaz Salon, in the second-floor studios where they could meet the artist who designed the 2017 Tulip Festival logo for the city’s famous spring festival. The Salon is an event series that extends across the entire brand of 14 hotels and was created to reflect the creative spirit and local influences of each property’s environment.


The Andaz, part of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is known for immersing its guests in the sights, sounds and culture of each destination. Ottawa born and raised, Chef Stephen La Salle curates the Canadian-inspired menu emphasizing local, organic and sustainable products. This boutique hotel features art pieces curated by the Canada Council Art Bank and locally sourced amenities in each of the 200 rooms.


The hotel’s Copper Spirits & Sights rooftop terrace has fantastic views of Parliament Hill, the majestic Ottawa River and surrounding region.


The Loden Hotel is perfectly situated in downtown Vancouver, close to mountains, the sea shore and breathtaking scenery. Taking advantage of its natural surroundings, the Loden features a WanderFIT night hike. This three-hour privately guided tour takes you through the North Shore mountains and forests for the perfect view of the sparkling city below. Bath salts to soothe sore muscles await your return to the hotel.


The night hike is part of the overall WanderFIT program that also features daytime hiking, cycling and trekking, suited to your fitness level and preferences. Exploring an array of hidden routes and trails, these experiences elevate your fitness levels on the road and broaden your Vancouver experience.



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Safe Keeping
The Canadian event industry needs to have a united strategy to deal with security threats and ensure the safety of attendees. That was the message of the recent Event Security Round Table hosted by The International Centre and organized by Trevor Lui, the Centre’s director of operations & sustainability. In attendance were representatives from PCMA, CAEM, CanSPEP, MPI Toronto, ILEA Toronto, The International Centre, Exhibition Place and Tone-Gar Security Services. While the discussion is in its early stages, the intent is to gather data, increase education and communication on the topic, and develop standard guidelines. Stay tuned: We’ll be exploring event security and risk management in the September issue of Ignite.


Eye in the Sky
A biometric boarding pass is being tested at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for Delta Airlines passengers already enrolled in the SkyMiles club or enrolled in the CLEAR program. Using their fingerprints, those members can board a flight without a paper or mobile boarding pass. The next phase would allow members to use their prints to check a bag and board a flight.  Other airlines experimenting with facial biometrics include JetBlue on flights between Boston and Aruba.


Less is More
With the recent delivery of the Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises expands its fleet to nine ships. This ultra-luxurious cruise line features large, all-suite cabins, all with ocean views. All guests have the personalized attention of a butler and the nearly one-to-one personnel to guest ratio means that every demand is anticipated and delivered. The smaller size of the Silversea fleet means the ships have access to smaller ports and secluded destinations unavailable to larger cruise lines.

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Engaging Associations Forum

July 19 – 21, 2017


Why go: Experience engaging meeting design and peer-to peer knowledge exchange for association executives and the not-for-profit sector.


2017 CanSPEP Conference

July 27 – 29, 2017


Why go: The annual conference for independent meeting planners builds on an entrepreneurial theme through keynotes and sessions.


ILEA Live 2017

August 10 – 12, 2017

Calgary, Alberta

Why go: Maximize your potential for creating experiential events at the 30th anniversary edition of ILEA Live.


9th Annual SITE Canada Golf Tournament

August 21, 2017

The Country Club Golf Course, Woodbridge, Ontario

Why go: Spaces are filling up fast for this annual tournament that kicks off the week of the IncentiveWorks trade show.



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Invictus Games Manager, Special Projects

You will help deliver key activations leading up to and during the Games, including community outreach; school programs; mascot program; cultural program and serving as Invictus Games Liaison. The ideal candidate for the role will be an experienced, event management professional with the ability to manage personnel and the administration and logistics of numerous events. Experience with special projects, events and cultural festivals and an undergraduate degree are preferred.

Conference Coordinator

BUKSA is in search of a strategic conference services conference coordinator. You will work with project managers in organizing projects and events that are held in centres across Canada and abroad. Coordination of logistical details, as well as onsite execution, is your primary responsibility. Some administrative and coordination experience is required. You’ll enjoy working in teams, have excellent communication skills and thrive in a fast‐paced environment where many projects are being planned simultaneously. This position is based in Edmonton, with travel required.

Event Coordinator

Docebo is looking for an event coordinator. You will be responsible for assisting with logistics planning, supplier management and communications for a large portfolio of events. You are organized and can juggle multiple projects at once. You are creative and have strong communication skills, and love interacting with customers, team members and vendors. A college diploma or bachelor’s degree in event management, marketing or similar discipline. Seeking a new graduate or somebody with one to two years of experience in a junior event role.

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