FEBRUARY 7, 2018  

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Getting Your Productivity Back

by Rose Filice

Some simple strategies to get motivated, prioritize tasks and boost productivity in these last few months of winter.




Nix the notifications:

One of the best strategies for staying focused and on task is also one of the easiest: turn off email and text notifications. Doug Heidebrecht, principal of Sun Management Self Management, suggests taking it one step further: “Don’t check work email after a certain time each evening. People find that they’re more present, their sense of balance increases and they sleep better.”


Fuel up:

Rest, hydration and nutrition are important. If you can, take a 20-minute power nap mid-afternoon to recharge your brain if you haven’t slept well the night before. Eat healthy snacks like nuts and veggies throughout the day and limit your caffeine intake after noon to promote a good night’s sleep.



Take quick walk breaks every 30 minutes, and try to take a longer walk after a lengthy work session to get your blood circulating, muscles working and revive your energy.

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Better than a Bouquet –
Floral Syrups



The annual Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET) will now be hosted by CanSPEP. The popular event, now in its seventh year, raises money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and cancer research. CanSPEP and MIET signed a memorandum of understanding that supports the integrity of the event. The MIET will take place at Beanfield Centre on Thursday April 26, 2018.


Trends for 2018
Corporate travel managers should concentrate on traveller experience this year, rather than on costs, according to the Global Business Travel Forecast 2018. Air, hotel and car rental costs are only expected to increase marginally. Business travel is expected to grow for Europe and China. The forecast says that global instability and protectionist policies by some governments are creating uncertainty in business markets.


Where to Next
Metracon Travel is running a Where to Next? contest with a chance to win a trip for two to NYC and a two-night stay at the boutique Ace Hotel New York. All you have to do is fill out a form that asks for a favourite destination for a reward or incentive trip, inspiring teambuilding activities or relate an exciting adventure, entertainment or culinary experience. The contest is open until March 12, 2018. 


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Dream Big to Transform the Image of a City

When: February 21, 2018

Where: above e11even

Why go: Guy LaFlamme, executive director and producer of Ottawa 2017 leads a workshop based on his experience executing Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital.

MPI Toronto Chapter Awards Gala
A Royal Affair

When: March 8, 2018

Where: TBD

Why go: Celebrate and toast the annual award winners for the MPI Toronto chapter.


CSE Live

When: March 19-21, 2018

Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Why go: Learn from the experts, cruise the Imaginarium for new ideas and celebrate the CSE Awards.


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

Events Coordinator

As an events coordinator for the Medical Council of Canada, you will lead, coordinate and implement corporate event planning activities. Duties include liaising with event organizers to select venues and catering. You will research and recommend vendors for these activities and negotiate agreements; review and process all event related paperwork. You will provide onsite support for all special events, as required. You will also provide administrative support to the procurement specialist and process purchasing requests, liaise with vendors, track shipments and deliveries, assist with processing of purchase order receipts and invoices and assist with maintaining the contract management software.

Event Manager

The Calgary Stampede is searching for an event manager, responsible for the successful execution of various year-round events including: internal events, special events, trade shows, consumer shows, conventions, sporting events, concerts and other attractions. You will arrange all aspects of an event from food and beverage to security. You will need at least three to five years of related experience in events and a diploma in Event Management or Tourism & Hospitality.

Event Coordinator

This full-time position with the Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario will support the event supervisor in day-to-day activities and administrative work of the Professional Development Institute Facility. You will assist with both internal and external clients and be responsible for managing daily business operations. You will have a post-secondary education in Hospitality/Events Management and previous experience in working in a banquet hall or hotel is required.

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