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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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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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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