4 Steps to Host an International Meeting in Toronto


By Kathy Nicolay There is no question that international meetings enhance Toronto’s global reputation, help build the local economy and create lasting economic and social legacies. So, what does it take for international events to take place in our city? It starts with the Leaders Circle, Toronto’s conference ambassador program. The Leaders Circle, a partnership between Destination Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is the only program of its kind in Toronto that offers … Continue reading

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Meeting Planners: Coffee May Help Brew a Better Meeting


Last year, we estimate that 1.4 million cups of coffee were served at meetings and events taking place in our facility. This figure does not include coffee consumed by our staff, who certainly enjoy a good cup of java. Coffee is a beloved staple in the meetings industry, and a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology may persuade meeting planners to increase its presence at every meeting. Could coffee contribute to leaving a … Continue reading

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Get to Know Dela Kumapley, Event Manager for Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo


Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo is Canada’s largest cannabis expo. The successful show has grown tremendously over the years, and since the legalization of cannabis in October 2018, it addresses the hottest topic in the country. Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo returns June 6-9, 2019  and features an industry day, exhibitors from across North America and Europe, live cooking demos and a cannabis career fair. We asked Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Event Manager Dela … Continue reading

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After the Congress: Ambassador Dr. Katerina Pavenski Highlights the 35th International Conference of the ISBT


By Kathy Nicolay, Leaders Circle Manager Dr. Katerina Pavenski is the Head of Transfusion Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She was the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 35th International Congress of the ISBT – International Society of Blood Transfusion, which took place at our Centre June 2-6, 2018. Experts who help bring international medical conventions to Toronto, like Dr. Pavenski, help sustain Toronto’s reputation as a world-class hub for medical … Continue reading

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4 Quick Tips to Impress and Engage Millennial Attendees


By 2020, millennials will account for almost 50% of the workforce. As the presence of younger generations continues to increase at meetings and events, it has never been more vital for planners to know what keeps this key demographic engaged and happy. Here are 4 quick MTCC tips on how to leave a lasting impression on younger attendees at your next event, written by a millennial and with exclusive tips from our expert events team. … Continue reading

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