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All articles written by Mark Hamilton

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 15 minutes to productivity: the Ivy Lee Method

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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 5 Key Messages from the AMEX 2018 Global Meetings Forecast

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    Each year, American Express Meetings & Events couples information from over 600 industry leader surveys and compiled data gathered from industry trends, proprietary and licensed third-party information sources to create their annual forecast of global meetings. We’ve pulled out five key messages from this year’s report. A deep understanding of your attendees is key. The biggest trend in meetings between […]

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  9. Reach new heights with the C2 Conference Space at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

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    What happens when you combine one of Montréal’s most exciting business thinktanks with one of the city’s most prestigious hotels and event spaces? Perched on the 21st floor of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, the C2 Conference Space not only adds to the city’s skyline, but also offers a whole new location – and approach – for meetings, conferences, executive […]

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