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  1. Montréal certified as an environmentally sustainable host city for your events

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    We’re getting used to being in the news for Montréal’s efforts towards environmental sustainability, most recently as one of North America’s first major cities to ban the use of plastic bags in 2018. But the move away from plastic to canvas is just another chapter in an already rich civic story of green thinking, and added together, Montréal has once […]

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  2. Keeping events safe: the importance of proactive security

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    A priority in event planning is creating a memorable experience for your attendees where locale is key. But before the final host location selection is made, the necessity for event security has taken on added importance in recent years. We’re not just talking about safety – although ensuring your guests aren’t falling on slippery floors or tumbling off of unsafe […]

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  3. RÉSO: Things are looking up when you look down in Montréal

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    Montréal’s mammoth underground city – known locally as the RÉSO, or “network” en français – connects museums, universities, office towers, hotels and shops, in the process serving as a transport link for 500,000 people per day beneath the city’s streets. There’s 32 kilometres (20 miles) to explore and we’ve laid out this simple route for you to follow to get […]

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  4. Sneak Peek: Major meetings coming to Montréal in 2018

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    It’s no secret around here that we love Montréal and think it’s a great choice for any event. And given the variety of conferences and meetings held here each year, we’re pleased as pie to know you like us too. In 2018, we’re the proud hosts of a full calendar of events and conferences including major meetings in medical sciences, […]

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  5. The year in review: our top 10 posts for 2017

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    It’s been a big year for Montréal! Not only did we celebrate the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding, it’s also been a jam-packed year for meetings, the sciences, and education – resulting in another armload of kudos for a city we think is pretty great. It’s been a joy writing about this city we love, and we’re proud to […]

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  6. 15 minutes to productivity: the Ivy Lee Method

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    Ivy Lee by Harris & Ewing [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    It’s easy to find oneself caught beneath the weight of a seemingly endless to-do list or wading through an inbox without end. Busy meeting professionals are always looking for ways to optimize their time and get it all done without collapsing, and one of the oldest productivity methods – requiring no more than 15 minutes of time per day – […]

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  7. Discover the new Old Montréal

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    This year, Montréal celebrated its 375th anniversary and Old Montréal, our gem of classical architecture and old world charm along the banks of the St. Lawrence, was a focal point of both the commemorative celebrations and some of the city’s newest developments. Co-founded by Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance in 1642 at the exact spot where today’s Pointe-à-Callière […]

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  8. 5 Trends for 2018 and what it means for meetings

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    Each year, Trend-Watching releases their top consumer trends for the year to come. We scoured the report for trends that will impact meeting professionals and change the way they design events for their attendees. Here are our top 5.  1. A-COMMERCE “Here’s what comes after e-commerce and m-commerce. In 2018, consumers outsource their retail behaviors. Are you ready for AUTOMATED […]

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