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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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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Recipe: Spice up your fall menu with this gourmet salmon appetizer


The flavours of fall are no doubt the reasons why this season is beloved by so many, and here at the Centre, we’re not about to pass up an opportunity to infuse those flavours into our dishes. While we wouldn’t turn our noses up to classic comfort foods, there is something to be said for spicing up the usual menu. This month, our culinary team embraced the savoury flavours of fall and shared their recipe … 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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