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AV-Canada’s Wheel of Giving Back 

AV-CANADA’s wheel of giving back at CMEE was more than a fun way to win some prizes while supporting the MPIF Canadian Council; it was proof of their commitment to the industry associations that…

“The Event Innovation Lab at CSE Live”

In 2019, Julius Solaris brought “The Event Innovation Lab” education series to CSE Live 2019 at Evergreen Brick Works. The series was sponsored by Digital Summit Series, represented by Matthew Sessions, Evenium, Inc., represented by Benjamin Leikach, and Québec…

Planners “Spudded In” Hosted By Meetings & Conventions PEI

ONLY IN PEI… Last month a select group of planners found themselves “Spudded In” as honorary Islanders with a freshly shucked oyster and a potato-filled shot of moonshine when Meetings & Conventions PEI played…

Authentic Italian at Quadros

A supplier took my dad and me out for dinner in Toronto’s Little Italy not long after we moved to Mississauga in the late 80s from Sherwood Park, Alberta. The experience was…

Best Practices for Simulcast Events

While the event landscape has changed (and will continue to), one thing remains the same: barrierless content accessibility. “Accessibility is not a feature, it’s a social trend.” – Antonio Vieira Santos Our…

Tourism Calgary partners with CanSPEP

Tourism Calgary is partnering with The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) to bring an amazing opportunity to Canadian event professionals. Between now and April 30, 2022, Tourism Calgary, in conjunction…

Five Insider Tips to Submitting Award Winning Entries

Entering award competitions for event professionals is important. Not just to win but also for the experience. Valuable lessons come from the time and effort spent preparing your entry, and the application…

A Pivot of Passion

One of the lessons learned from Covid is not to take anything for granted, from our relationships with friends and family to the affection of a spouse to the opportunities and passions…

Advice for Planning an Events in Quebec

By Senik Events. Planning events in a region where you may not speak the language or understand the culture can be a great challenge. Even if you know people on the ground…

Unexpected Space in Mississauga

By Jason Koop. Here is a unique and multifunctional event space that will surprise you. Considered one of the City’s most significant heritage properties, the Small Arms Inspection Building is a one-of-a-kind…

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…