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Article Archives

By the Numbers: October 2020 Edition

Data will be crucial in making decisions to drive the industry’s recovery.

A Whole New [Virtual] World

How to overcome your tech phobia and embrace online events

Level Up

Designations are a great way to showcase your industry expertise to new clients and potential employers.

The Time is Now

The co-founder of Black in Events shares why we need an organization for Black event professionals—and how to get involved

Grab the Mic, Grow Your Business

As industry events have gone virtual, the opportunity for event profs to become engaging, insightful speakers has grown.

Should you give interns a turn?

Evaluating the benefits and the challenges of internship programs

Up for Interpretation

One silver lining about events transitioning to virtual and hybrid platforms during the pandemic is the opportunity to attract international audiences.

Balancing Act

Why our current health, environmental and equality crises need to be addressed together

Back to Business: Insights from the MTCC

Each week we are spotlighting how venues, planners, hotels and suppliers are reopening and re-imagining their businesses.

Back to Business: Insights from byPeterandPauls Hospitality Group

Each week we are spotlighting how venues, planners, hotels and suppliers are reopening and re-imagining their businesses.

Back to Business: Insights from Industry Associations

Each week we are spotlighting how venues, planners, hotels and suppliers are reopening and re-imagining their businesses.

Hands Off

“Touchless” and “contactless” have become the buzzwords in creating safer meeting and travel experiences.

Must-haves for the New Reality

As we begin to plan for meeting in-person again, many health and safety-related items will become standard equipment.

Back to Business: Insights from White Oaks Resort & Spa

Each week, we’re spotlighting how venues, planners, hotels and suppliers are reopening and reimagining their businesses.

Gotta Get It: Golf Edition

Whether for you, a favourite client or a hardworking colleague, these items make a day on the course even more enjoyable.

The Art of Communication

Here’s how to effectively communicate with your attendees as you plan for upcoming events.

Back to Business: Insights from Casa Loma Escape Series

Each week we will spotlight how venues, planners, hotels and suppliers are reopening and reimagining their businesses.

The Ignite Guide to Masks

Masks are part of the new arsenal of items that can keep attendees safe.

Parting thoughts

As incentive travel stalwart Anthony Byron embarks on retirement, he reflects on his career—and has sage advice for the industry

Back to Business: Insights from JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka

Each week we will spotlight how venues, planners, hotels and suppliers are reopening and reimagining their businesses.

The new reality for... Speakers

As the industry ponders what reopening will look like, every segment has its own unique challenges.

The new reality for... Caterers

As the industry ponders what reopening will look like, every segment has its own unique challenges.

Fight Right

Expert tips on how to resolve messy situations like a pro

The new reality for... Team Building

As the industry ponders what reopening will look like, every segment has its own unique challenges.

Virtual Sponsorship How-To

It’s no secret that sponsorships play a key role for in-person events.

The new reality for... Hotels

As the industry ponders what reopening will look like, every segment has its own unique challenges.

CanSPEP Connext Conference Kit

Your conference may have gone (temporarily) virtual, but that doesn’t mean conference swag is no more.

The new reality for... DMCs

As the industry ponders what reopening will look like, every segment has its own unique challenges.

How to turn delegates into social media brand ambassadors

Some conferences trend on Twitter and Instagram, while others never see the light of day.

The new reality for… CONVENTION CENTRES

As the industry ponders what reopening will look like, every segment has it own unique challenges.

Job Hunting Today

The landscape of job-seeking has changed.

Your Event Contract Questions Answered

Navigating the Unknown

The New Reality for… RESORTS

Getting Ready

Hack Away

The inability to meet face-to-face has led to innovative strategies for ideation and collaboration in a virtual setting.

Beyond Talking Heads

Now that we’ve all been on a Zoom call or two or ten, I was pleasantly surprised by a video session put together by the folks at MCI just last week.

Keeping Connected

The DMC Network, a collection of destination management companies, has come up with a novel way to connect with their global partners and the industry.

Be a Part of the Solution

Destination Canada Business Events is collecting data to help federal and provincial governments understand the economic impact of the business events industry.

Time Wise

In these surreal times of business unusual, time—that most elusive of commodities—seems to be all we have right now.

One Big Virtual Reunion

Annual industry event goes virtual during COVID 19 pandemic.

There's No 'i'solation in Team

Toronto-based Conundrum Adventures have nimbly turned to an online reality to help with teambuilding in these social distancing times.

New Direction in a Time of Need

Industry pros pivot their expertise with conferences to an online virtual camp for kids of all ages.

Financial Smarts

The Ignite Guide to Financial Planning for Self-Employed Planners

On the Bright Side

When life gives you lemons—make lemonade!

Talk to Me

The Coronavirus pandemic has made communications with delegates, stakeholders and sponsors essential and should build trust that will encourage business to flourish when this event is history.

Food Forward

The leading drivers for food trends in meetings and events this year.

The Value of Employee Sustainability

From election platforms to corporate annual reports, ecological sustainability has become a driving force of the 21st century.

All the Right Moves

Ground Transportation Tips and Tactics

The Real Cost of RFPs

If you’ve worked long enough in the meetings and events industry, you have likely responded to hundreds of RFPs.

Valuable Video

Planners should think about using video to promote their events before and after a program.

Meetings Forecast 2020

Insights from the latest forecast by American Express Meetings & Events

RFP Writing 101

Leveraging This All-Important Event Planning Tool

Epic Flight

Get ready for a whole new way to begin the SITE Global conference experience.

Events that Matter

A successful charitable event can make the budget of a charity, bring forward much-needed publicity and resources, create memories for a lifetime, or help a community to bond, grieve or heal.

Trade Show Secrets

Five design strategies to draw visitors and business

Taking Good Care

Creating contingency plans for meetings and events

Oh Canada

Summer celebrations kick off with Canada’s birthday on July 1

Canadian Teambuilding

Interactive teambuilding exercises from coast to coast.

The Dilemma

How the changing global climate impacts program destinations and timing.

We’re All in This Together

Sustainable Events for Busy People

Trend Update

Interactive dinner theatre, installation art, immersive events and Instagram-worthy photo ops.

Vision Quest

Most event planners view video projection mapping technology as mind-blowing—but out of reach. Yet industry plays say this technology is increasingly accessible.

Turn Off that Phone!

Device-free meeting trends

Get Into WEC 2019

Get ready for a totally new way to experience MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC)

No Place Like Home

Working from home can be a dream: no daily com­mute, no dressing to impress and more time with family. But, it’s not perfect for everyone.

Get into the Tourney

Invited to a corporate golf outing but not a golfer?

Eating Cleaner

With the recent launch of Canada’s newest food guide, meeting planners have a lot to discuss with food and beverage departments in hotels, venues and convention centres.

Marriott’s Bonvoy Launches

Rewards Reimagined

On the Quiet Side

Six Steps to Creating Introvert-Friendly Events

Getting to Know You

Ignite your Event Badges

Lifelong Learning

Use it or lose it applies to our mind health, just as exercise helps to keep us fit.

Dynamic Icebreakers

Make sure people get the most out of conference sessions, workshops and meetings, you’ve got to get them engaged with each other and the subject matter.

New Year, New You

A brand-new year brings the promise of new beginnings and resolve to try new goals, aspirations and life-affirming habits.

The Next Step

Gone as far as you can with traditional strategies to reduce your event’s footprint?

Meeting Trends 2019

American Express Global Meeting Events Forecast

Dialled In

How to get the most out of teleconferences

MPAHT Signs The Code

Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking reach another milestone with industry-driven initiative.

Holographic Magic

Interactive holograms coming to an event near you!

Light Touches

Bring events to life with the magic of projection mapping

Screening Room

Userful Video Walls

Attendee Survival Guide

You’re a pro at planning and running conferences, but do you know how to make the most of it when you’re on the delegate side?

Oh Canada!

From far and wide there is no shortage of great meeting spaces that showcase the best that this country has to offer

Supporting Roles

How to create a successful mentorship

Breaking Down the Barriers

How to ensure accessibility and inclusivity at meetings and events

Tour Guides

How to plan memorable off-site tours for your delegates

Happiness Matters

Inject your programs with positive surprises to boost the attendee experience—and your event’s value.

Deals on Meals

Will it be appies and cocktails? Or a sit-down meal with wine?

You need a ‘Workation’

Move your business ahead with a self-imposed business retreat.

Pop-Up Events

Experiential. Unexpected. Exciting. Pop-ups are designed to be memorable, one-time-only activities.

Green Event Trends

Events can be engaging, economical—and environmentally friendly!

Risky Business

Are we taking event security seriously enough?

Tee Time!

Mastering the Tournament

On the Quiet Side

Six Steps to Creating Introvert-Friendly Events

The Next Generation

Everything you need to know about today's smart photo booths

First Aid Facts

Are you prepared for unexpected medical emergencies at your event?

How to Get your Productivity back

Finding it increasingly difficult to power on through that exhaustive to-do list?

A Sense of Taste

Shifts in food and beverage offerings for groups and events

RFP 101

How to make sure suppliers are on the right page from the get-go

Ignite your Panel Discussions

Shake up your next panel session with these expert ideas

Stay-Put Strategies

How do you keep conference attendees from skipping out early?

Words of Wisdom

Secrets to planning captivating, must-attend meetings for associations