App Storm: Tools to help the busy event professional


As an event planner, do you make the most of your mobile device or tablet, or are you still tethered to your desktop for all things work related? If you’re nodding your head to the latter, perhaps now is the time to consider another way to continue business conversations and transactions when you’re out of the office. But with an ever-growing list of mobile apps, where to begin? Meet Dahlia El Gazzar. With more than … Continue reading

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Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Jam Cookies


As the Centre’s (unofficial and self-appointed) taste-tester for gluten free menu items, I can say with confidence that our team’s g-free game is on point. Exhibit A: our Gluten Free Chocolate Jam Cookies. I have a love-hate relationship with gluten free cookies. When I see one, I think, awesome – I can eat this. Unfortunately, and more often than not, this is followed up with, good lord – do I have to eat this? Let’s … Continue reading

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Navigating through a post-con evaluation


In the lead-up to any event, it’s easy to get consumed by the immense planning effort, and by the time it has (successfully) come to a close, many want to do what needs to be done to move onto the next project. Personally, I call this the Post-event Purge; the brain dumps information that is no longer relevant so that it can make room for pertinent information for the here and now. I believe this … Continue reading

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Delicious delicacies for every palate of 2016


One amazing part of my role as Social Community Specialist is that I quite often get to be the bearer of great news. It’s not uncommon to discover complimentary posts following one of our gala events, or meetings with a large food and beverage component, particularly when it comes to the dessert front. I delight in seeing a stream of beautiful food photos accompanied by captions like, “What a way to end the night!” and … Continue reading

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New meeting room enhancement


When you walk through the doors to the corporate offices of the Centre, one of the first things you will see is our company motto prominently featured on a wall before you. “We help our customers create successful events.” From customer service to cleanliness to menu development, our focus is placed on a number of ways in which this vision statement is actualized. Another area that receives attention and investment is technology. Wi-Fi capabilities and … Continue reading

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