NOVEMBER 1, 2017  

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A just released study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel found regional differences in business travellers around the globe in relation to safety and security.


European travellers were relatively carefree while on the road for business, as only 37 per cent were concerned about safety, while nearly half (47 per cent) of North Americans were. Asia Pacific travellers worried the most at 56 per cent.


Surprisingly, terrorism ranked fifth among safety concerns. Travellers surveyed were more afraid of “forgetting something needed for work” or “losing something important,” than the threat of an attack.


Among the 1,900 travellers who completed the survey, more than two-thirds (67 per cent) believe that travel is safer today, as they have more tools at hand to mitigate their safety concerns. More than two-thirds buy travel insurance, and seven out of ten use at least one of their employer’s security protocols such as traveller tracking.


Asia Pacific travellers are more likely to sign up for notifications of real-time risks, they also research local medical or security service providers before they set out.


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Digital Dial-In
Realizing early on that online digital events would be a winning formula to reach wider audiences and drive sponsorship revenue, Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC) partnered with the Digital Experience Institute to offer a Digital Event Strategist (DES) program. Since 2014, MCC has sponsored over 150 people to obtain the certification. Join MCC on November 15 for the Digital Experience Institute’s Digital Summit, a day of tips, tricks and best practices for implementing digital events. The event counts as five hours of clock time for CMP and DES certification.


Managing the Modern Traveller
Today’s business traveller wants more flexibility, work-life balance and the ability to add leisure time onto business trips, or bring family members with them. With the rise of the sharing economy such as Uber and Airbnb, the percentage of corporate travel managers to embrace mobile apps has risen to 89 per cent. Read the full study here.


Holiday Hosts
Just in time for the busy holiday season, Speakers’ Spotlight has curated a list of sparkling entertainers and emcees to keep your parties filled with laughter and, even more importantly, moving along, seamlessly integrating segues and introductions while keeping guests entertained. As well, newly launched The Spotlight Agency will connect you with high-calibre celebrity talent to assist with brand partnerships, event appearances and film and television deals. 


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ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference Toronto

Nov. 19 – 21, 2017  
Where: Hilton Toronto

Why go: Buyer’s-only roundtable discussions, new studio-style demonstrations and customized learning for travel management professionals. A pre-conference workshop is planned for those new to the corporate travel industry.


CHMSE Member-Planner Luncheon and Workshop

Nov. 23, 2017
Where: Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown

Why go: Open to qualified meeting planners, this half-day interactive teamwork seminar will teach you how to achieve individual and team accountability.


MPIs Atlantic's Event Planning for the Non-planner

Nov. 23, 2017
Where: Sobey Building, Unilever Lounge, Halifax

Why go: Key topics include establishing goals based on historical data, determining performance measurements and identifying staff and volunteer resources.


MPI’s Plan Your Meetings PYM LIVE

Nov. 15, 2017
Where: Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa  

When: Nov. 16, 2017
Where: One King West Hotel and Residence, Toronto


Why go: These complimentary events are geared towards non-traditional meeting professionals and feature a half-day networking and learning session on this year’s theme of safety and security.

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You will be responsible for planning and delivering conferences and congresses for association clients, based in Vancouver, BC. You will manage multiple client accounts including key stakeholder relationships, manage the execution of all phases of projects, and manage client deliverables in all areas of congress management, including direct client communication, speaker management, food & beverage, venue logistics, transportation, etc. A minimum of five years’ experience in conference management is required.

Event Management Operations

You will be responsible for steering the overall function, developing, implementing and communicating strategies and driving the organization towards event management excellence. You will direct, develop and maintain an effective event management organization and deliver the required business performance to contribute to Bayer Canada’s success. Degree in business administration, economics or equivalent is required, or completed training as an event manager or degree in event management.

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