A/V tech trends: What will 2016 bring the meetings industry?


With the New Year around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to look forward at which exciting A/V technologies will be embraced by the meetings industry. Technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and it’s rapidly changing the attendee experience. So, what can be expected in 2016? I caught up with Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s Andrew De La Cour, National Director of Technical Inventory, to find out.   Big Data moves into … Continue reading

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Honorary Leaders Circle Ambassadors appointed following inaugural event


Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, Reza Moridi, have had bestowed upon them an official honour from the Leaders Circle, Toronto’s official Ambassador Program. An inaugural presentation of the Leaders Circle took place last week, stirring up excitement and buzz around the words research, innovation, and opportunity. Tory and Moridi shared the stage with Tourism Toronto President and CEO Johanne Bélanger, as well as Metro Toronto Convention Centre President and … Continue reading

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Leaders Circle Case Study: How ISTH’s Toronto Congress raised the bar


“This congress was the perfect opportunity to unite the forces in Canada and invite the world, and this national gathering of strength will continue to manifest itself in grant proposals and in future research emanating from our country and city.” –Leaders Circle Ambassador and Congress President Dr. Sam Schulman Background: In the summer of 2015, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was host to the XXV Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) … Continue reading

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Navigating a career in event management as a Millennial


Well hello there! It’s a pleasure to be back. I hope you’ve been well since we last connected! This week I’d like to focus on The Children, because The Children are our future. Who I’m referring to is that group of young’uns known as Millennials (AKA Gen Y). I should preface that I’m allowed to call this cohort The Children because, according to the year I was born and much to my dismay, I am … Continue reading

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Leading the Leaders Circle: Meet Kathy Nicolay


Did you know Toronto had the highest number of international meeting attendees in North America in 2014? Toronto was also ranked second in North America for number of international meetings held that year. These numbers tell a fantastic story about Toronto’s position as a top meetings and events destination. And this status has immense implications for the city. When international meetings are hosted here, they bring with them a legacy of social and economic benefits … Continue reading

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