How to plan your next meeting menu

True or false? The food is just as important as the content of a meeting. A resounding “yes” is what you’ll get if you ask MTCC Catering Manager Bruce Kellogg, who says this statement very much rings true. “The food and beverage items on a meeting menu are what keep attendees fuelled, liven up the conversation, and, in many cases, could even help set the tone of the event.” If the culinary component to your … Continue reading

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How to engage and retain amazing event volunteers

It’s fall in the bustling metropolis of Toronto and for us here at the Centre, we’re in the thick of a busy event season. As the seasons change, I can’t help but reflect on the past summer. I had the privilege to be one of 20,000-something volunteers helping to make the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games a reality. For 16 days in July, I donated my time to the Games, something I … Continue reading

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6 ways you must use social media for your event

In my line of work, I do a lot of creeping researching. When you’re the Social Community Specialist for a venue as large and as busy as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you know your role will require you to stay abreast of what’s happening at all times. That said, my attention is always split among the various events we have in the building and the many more we have coming up. Following each event’s … Continue reading

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5 things your post-con Wi-Fi data can reveal

It’s never too early to plan your next event, and just as your post-con meeting can uncover insights on everything from your food and beverage selection to your speakers lineup, what you can learn about bandwidth usage can translate to an invaluable resource in future planning. Earlier this summer we hosted a congress for the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), and our Technology Services team produced a package of analytics that shed light … Continue reading

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The most memorable events for an Event Manager

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs written by your friendly neighbourhood Event Manager, Danielle Gaudet. I’m very pleased to be invited into your computer or smartphone screen for a short while as you take a break from your busy day. I’ve been an Event Manager here at the MTCC for the past four years. I’m proud that I work in a bustling venue where I see hundreds of events of all shapes … Continue reading

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