Leaving a Legacy: #ASAE17 Gives Back to Canadian Veterans with Meaningful Initiatives


What makes a conference stand out above the rest? Beyond economic impact and number of attendees, leaving an enduring legacy for host cities has become a hot topic within the meetings industry. But how can conferences leave an impactful legacy? The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting and Exposition will generate an impressive $16 million in direct economic impact for the city of Toronto between August 12-15, but perhaps equally impressive are the … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Facts About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Meeting Planners


  1. We are the only venue in the world to ever host a G7 (1988) and G20 Summit (2010). Room 204 is commonly referred to as the Summit Room in honour of the G7 meetings that took place within it. 2. 2017 will be a record year! We will host 16 major conventions in 2017, this is more than we have ever hosted before in one fiscal year. Convention topics will range from midwifery … Continue reading

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Attention all Football Fans! Celebrate the 104th Grey Cup Festival at the MTCC


This weekend from November 24-26 the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will have the honour of hosting a series of free and ticketed events for families and die-hard football fans alike during the 104th Grey Cup Festival. Some of the not-to-be-missed highlights will include a CFL megastore, team parties and a TSN SportsCentre desk that kids can experience firsthand! The festival brings with it an important economic benefit to Toronto and the province and we look … Continue reading

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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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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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