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Tried and true, the RFP tool is a powerful workhorse and the foundation of many a successful event. Yet in an industry that revels in face-to-face excitement, it’s safe to say that crafting a voluminous, uber-detailed RFP isn’t always a planner’s favourite task.


Adding to the challenge, there’s a hard truth. Lots of RFPs could do with a few improvements. How so? Ask any vendor who’s wading through a 100-question RFP with a two-day deadline. Or the savvy young hotelier who thought she blew away the competition but is now puzzling over why the same old vendor won the business—again.

While so very useful, RFPs are also time-consuming and prone to particular frustrations and pitfalls. So how can you ensure you’re putting out solid RFPs, acting ethically and inspiring the best from vendors?

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Perfect Pour

Presentation smarts, lower alcohol cocktails and tips for wine service is all part and parcel of a great beverage program for your next event.

by Doug Wallace

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How to Introduce a Corporate Travel Program

Moving from an in-house to a managed corporate travel program comes with some benefits, but needs to be transitioned wisely. Read on for tips to get employee buy-in.

by Laura Bickle

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Outsourcing Rewards Programs

Rewards and recognition for employee anniversaries can take up huge amounts of time. Here’s how one HR professional handled the company reward program.
by Allan Britnell


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Engage Experience Summit


October 8, 2019
WE Global Learning Centre, Toronto


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Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking


October 10, 2019
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October 22 – 25, 2019
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Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON


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October 29, 2019 

OCADU, Queens Quay, Toronto

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November 17-19, 2019 

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