DECEMBER 6, 2017  

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Just in time for the spirit of the holidays, Marriott International has revealed an ambitious agenda to give back. The Serve 360 is a blueprint that covers issues from human rights to social impact initiatives. Ray Bennett, chief global officer, global operations at Marriott International and Serve 360 executive leadership council co-chair says, “We recognize that how we do business is as important as the business that we do.” The plan is based on four areas or coordinates, guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.





Contribute 15 million associate volunteer hours, of which 25 per cent will be skills-based to capitalize on personal talents and core business skills.



Reducing the company’s environmental impact, sourcing responsibly and building and operating sustainable hotels. Reduce water consumption by 15 percent, carbon by 30 per cent, waste by 45 per cent and food waste by 50 per cent by 2025.



Help people prepare for jobs in the hospitality industry. Train 100 per cent of employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking.


Advance Human Rights:

Embed human rights criteria in recruitment and training.

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Meet in Ireland

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Event Design Certificate
Event planners can obtain their event design certificate with an immersive three-day training course at San Diego University in the New Year. Pre-course coaching prior to class and then designing a case study and completing an event will qualify planners to use the Certified Event Designer CED acronym as a designation. All successful participants will also be granted 24 continuing education clock hours as defined by the Events Industry Council.


Smart Bags Ban
Business travellers who have "smart bags" will no longer be able to fly Delta Airlines with the luggage, unless they can remove the lithium-ion batteries due to possible fire hazard concerns during flight. The so-called “smart bags” have grown in popularity as they allow travellers to track their bags with Bluetooth locators, charge devices and weigh the bag to prevent over packing.


A Helping Hand
A pilot program set to rollout in January 2018 will help new employees pay down their student debt, while contributing to a voluntary retirement program. Great-West Life, based in Winnipeg, is partnering with select employers with this novel program. As participating members pay down their Canadian student loans, they receive an employer-matched contribution to their group retirement and savings plan. The plan will evolve based on client feedback and results.


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9th Annual Event Industry Kids Party

When: December 17, 2017

Where: The Guild Inn Estate, Scarborough

Why go: Event professionals can take their kids to this Christmas party to share holiday treats and activities.


Destination Direct Hosted Buyer Program

When: January 29-31, 2018

Where: Ottawa

Why go: Limited spots are available for hosted planners to take part in education, buyer appointments and the Tête-à-Tête trade show.


CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau Tête-à-Tête

When: January 31, 2018

Where: EY Centre, Ottawa

Why go: Connect, discover and build relationships, this one-day trade show is specifically for the association sector.

REVEAL 2018 Social

When: January 30, 2018

Where: National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Why go: A night of networking and entertainment to kick off CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau Tête-à-Tête.


MPI Charity Auction and Dinner

When: February 1, 2018

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre

Why go: Socialize with your event industry colleagues and help raise money for The Ottawa Network for Learning and Hopewell.


Hotel Association of Canada Conference

When: February 7-8, 2018

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre

Why go: Share insights and learn about the latest trends in the hotel industry.

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BCAA Manager, Sponsorship & Events

You will be responsible for the creation of the BCAA's event strategy and the delivery of all events, from concept to execution. You’ll deliver select events, from large-scale initiatives requiring significant planning and preparation to smaller impromptu activities with a focus on planning and operational excellence. A university degree, or similar credentials in marketing, communications or event management, and a minimum of seven years’ event and project management experience is required.

TMX Group Senior Event Specialist

The senior event specialist, reporting to the business development manager, is responsible for the management and execution of various internal and external events, including conferences, employee training, executive dinners, market opens and other initiatives. A post-secondary education in business, marketing, or related discipline, and a minimum three-to-five years’ event experience in a corporate environment is required.

Native Women's Association of Canada Event Coordinator

You will coordinate events from conception through to completion. Responsibilities include providing outstanding customer service and organizing memorable culturally appropriate events that meet quality expectations. This position requires full time flexible hours (able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays). Bachelor’s/college degree in related field from an accredited post-secondary institution and experience in event planning, project management, creating and tracking budgets is required.

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