Marriott International announced this week its new digital content and in-person efforts to reimagine the meeting experience and inspire customers to “connect with confidence.” These changes include enhanced sanitation guidelines, new training for workers, and increased use of conference technologies to ensure that customers are able to come together when they are ready. Marriott added that … Read More about Marriott International introduces new efforts for meetings and events
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Just like many industries around the globe, the Canadian meetings and events industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of how contagious the virus has been, meeting in person was put on hold for an indefinite amount of time. So what does a business that relies on those in-person meetings do to survive? It goes virtual! That’s exactly what The Wine Sisters did to help … Read More about How The Wine Sisters persevered amidst COVID-19
GLOBAL -- As a way to address change and promote diversity and inclusion in the meetings and events industry, Black in Events, a global platform representing black professionals in the events industry, has officially launched its first-ever virtual event. The event is set for August 19, from 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. and will include events professional speakers and strategists that will provide … Read More about Black in Events launches platform, first-ever event
FRANKFURT, Germany – According to an Associated Press article, International air travel won’t recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024. In a press conference earlier this week, the International Air Transport Association said that air travel is recovering slower than expected, and pushed back its prediction from 2023 to 2024 because of areas in the USA, and those in developing countries that … Read More about Air traffic not expected to recover until 2024
Just because you might not be able to go to your usual sunny destination this summer, doesn't mean you should skip your annual vacation. Learn why in this Bloomberg News article, that you can read by clicking here. … Read More about Why you should still be taking vacation during a pandemic
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Attendees sporting colour-coded bracelets might be the new normal for tradeshows and large-scale events of the future. Entrepreneurs who made their debut on Shark Tank, have just launched their next idea that serves the tradeshow and events industry: Social Bands. Social Bands are colour-coded bracelets that allow users to silently communicate their social distancing … Read More about Social Bands: The new normal for large events?
TORONTO – To give 2020 Hall of Fame inductees the reception they deserve, CMEExpo organizers have decided to celebrate them at CMEExpo 2021. CMEExpo 2020 was formally cancelled last month, so celebrating inductees this year, in person, would not be possible. “In order to celebrate the Hall of Fame inductees properly, we have decided to postpone their celebrations to CMEExpo 2021,” … Read More about CMEExpo announces Hall of Fame update
In order to get to know our Hall of Famers better, CMEExpo will be interviewing inductees one by one after their induction. These interviews have been lightly edited and condensed for clarity. Name: Francois Brunet Inducted in: 2019 Category: Industry Volunteer Currently working as: Chairman, D.E. Systems CMEExpo: Tell us a little bit about your … Read More about Getting to know our Hall of Famers – Francois Brunet
Diversity is more than ensuring your employees tick different ethnicity boxes. In fact, there's a lot more you can do as an employer to make sure your workplace is diverse and inclusive. Check out this Forbes article for six tips to inspire you to do better by clicking here. … Read More about How to create a workplace that inspires diversity and inclusion
MONTREAL – Canada’s two largest air carriers, Air Canada and WestJet, announced late last week that it would end current physical distancing policies on flights starting July 1. Their announcements came as a reply to changes with international travel guidelines. Starting on July 1, Air Canada and WestJet said they would drop their seat distancing policies and be booking flights at normal … Read More about Air Canada, WestJet to end physical distancing policies starting July 1