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The Importance of Personal Branding in Events

By Leanne Calderwood, CMP. You’ve likely heard it said you should “build a personal brand.”   And when you work for a larger organization, you may question whether having a personal brand is…

Announcing the 2021 Canadian Event Awards Finalists

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s competition, and a special thank you to our esteemed panel of judges who remained committed to this process amid the challenges…

Tales from the Darkside

By Melissa Deslauriers. Much of what I’ve learned can’t ever be gleaned from a textbook. Ours is a hands-on industry, and I was fortunate to have some incredible mentors who helped me…

Why I invested in a Digital Event Platform

By Chad Brincheski. A year ago, I didn’t know much about digital events, and if I’m honest, I didn’t want to know. The few I had attended were glorified zoom calls with…

The Future of Events – Not as Live as You Think

As vaccinations roll out across North America, people are getting hopeful that a return to ”Live” will be inevitable, and a huge push back to “normal” will occur. What we have seen,…

SOS Trends on Trends

By Alisha Olandesca. Many of us started the year not refreshed but fatigued. We have Covid Fatigue, for sure and absolutely Zoom Fatigue. Add on February’s Winter fatigue, and if you are…

Creating a Virtual Event With a New Vision

By Julia O’Grady A virtual event should not be a recreation of what your live event was going to be. Your virtual event should be what you envision your event would look…

Fifth Element’s Floating Tables

In Toronto, the Fairmont Royal York hired Fifth Element Group to inspire 140 high-profile event professionals who would potentially book the venue’s recently redesigned  Ballroom. The mission was to completely transform the…

Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage Gala

Guests were invited to take a journey from land to sea, plunging beyond the surface of all things ordinary and dive into fantasy at the Canadian Opera Company’s 2019 Centre Stage Gala:…

Important Message From the Publishers

The virus known as COVID 19 has caused the cancellation of thousands of events worldwide, which has devastated our industry. Colleagues coast to coast have seen massive impact financially and personally as…

Turning 13 In Style

When Michelle Garber and Tamara Niyazov from Fab Fête Event Planning Boutique joined the team from FOS Rental Group for their first client meeting, it was clear this project was going to…

Canadian Special Events Things We Love Lyft

Things We Love: Spring 2018

A collection of products specially curated to appeal to busy event professionals. You can’t always take a real break, you travel often, you don’t eat properly… so these little gems will help keep…

Seneca’s Inspired Spaces

Seneca students don’t wait for inspiration to strike… they create it! On February 21, Seneca’s Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design students competed in Inspired Spaces, the program’s annual tabletop challenge. Students…

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2018 Canadian Event Award Recipients

Canadian Special Events Magazine presented it’s annual Event Awards Gala on March 21st at the brand new Hotel X Toronto to a sold-out crowd of Canada’s elite event professionals. The spectacular awards…

The Show for People Who Plan Events

Produced by the award-winning team at Canadian Special Events Magazine, CSE Live 2018 is a conference and show created exclusively for people who plan events, meetings and brand experiences. CSE Live brings…

Measuring Event Success? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

By Angie Jackson, courtesy of ITA Group When it comes to measuring the success of an event, it’s imperative to plan ahead. If the purpose of your event is to increase product…

Event TV Explores the Etiquette of Event Invitations

Michelle Planche CMP, Paradigm Events, Corporate Event Planners, interview Etiquette Expert Louise Fox about the etiquette for invitations, both sending and receiving, and how it impacts your event both for better or…

A Good Day Inc.

Stunning, unique, gorgeous, wow. All words planners, brides and guests use when they first see the intricate and detailed work of Good Day Inc. A little gem of a company making a…

How Global Conferences Can Supercharge Your Career

International conferences are always an event worth raving about, especially when they take place so close to home. In the last 30 years, the ILEA Live! Conference for planners and producers has…

Chris Funk – THE WONDERIST

By Stacy Wyatt ILLUSIONIST, MAGICIAN AND CORPORATE ENTERTAINER Chris Funk calls himself the Wonderist. People label him as an illusionist, a magician, and those are sufficient terms, but he is, foremost, an…

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