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  1. Create experiences, not meetings: Events in the age of the experience economy

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    The concept of “the experience economy” first gained popularity in the early 2000s and it changed the face of meeting and event planning. Recent polls suggest the vast majority of American Millennials would rather spend money on live experiences vs. material goods. How can event professionals leverage this thirst for memorable experiences into unforgettable meeting and convention programs? In this […]

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  2. Montréal: City of unforgettable co-working spaces (perfect for business travellers)

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    Montréal’s co-working scene is both vibrant and lively, with cutting-edge and inspiring spaces opening up across the city for entrepreneurs, freelancers and business travellers in search of somewhere to get some work done. Here’s just 14 of our favourites that visitors, attendees and special guests will love.  Crew Café (360 Saint-Jacques Street). The 15-metre ceilings of the former Royal Bank […]

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  3. 6 Brainstorm Techniques that Actually Work

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    For many of us, brainstorming has become synonymous with wasting time. Why? Because the activity often turns into competition to have our voices heard. Outgoing people (read: loud) dominate the room, and the truth is that these folks don’t always have the best ideas. Or perhaps we’ve had a not-so-capable facilitator or leader who has failed to keep a group […]

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  4. Startupfest Launches The Inclusion Initiative

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    Most of us believe in the benefits of diversity. Studies have proven that diversity improves company financial performance, helps identify new target markets, and more. After all, various perspectives help to eliminate blind spots. An organization that truly values diversity intentionally seeks a wide-range of employees and creates initiatives to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table. Montréal’s […]

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  5. Bike like a Montréaler with BIXI

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    A feather in the cap of Montréal’s urbanity is the BIXI bike-sharing system, one of locals’ favourite methods of getting around. Named after a blend of “bike” and “taxi”, BIXI stations dot all over Montréal with thousands of bikes at the ready – an open system perfect for attendees and business visitors looking for an unforgettable way to get between […]

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  6. Refresh and reward with an incentive retreat to Montréal

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    We all know about how busy work can get – big deadlines looming, a flood of projects approaching completion and the day-to-day cycles of business can all take a toll on a successful team. There’s few better ways to rejuvenate and reward high performers than a group retreat – and Montréal is a perfect spot for a shared restorative experience. […]

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  7. Neuromarketing and unforgettable meetings: An interview with Dr. Carl Marci

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    Among the list of high profile business thinkers and advocates appearing at this year’s highly inspiring C2 conference in Montréal, neuroscientist Dr. Carl Marci wowed audiences with his work on the power of commercial and social neuroscience. Tipping his hat to Montréal’s neuroscience history through his work, often quoting the work of McGill University’s Professor Donald Hebb who famously said, […]

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  8. Get some inspiration for your next event with these great ideas from C2 2018

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    C2 Montréal as a conference is not only groundbreaking in terms of content, but in presentation. This year’s highly-successful edition once again offered a wealth of cutting-edge touches, activities and technology to inspire not only attendees – but event planners too. Here’s just a few of the great ideas that blew us away at this year’s event.  Open with a […]

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  9. Hôtel Le Crystal Montréal unveils new Connexion meeting spaces

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    While it’s already on the receiving end of some high praise from the likes of Forbes Magazine for its accommodating flair, Hôtel Le Crystal’s shiny new gem of a meeting floor Connexion is sure to garner equally raving reviews. With over 6,000 square feet of event space, Connexion is primed for intimate gatherings in its smaller salons and up to […]

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  10. 3 reasons every American will want to have a valid passport

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    Put simply, keeping engaged in the global economy is easy with just a valid passport in hand. Inexpensive, accepted everywhere and a simple process to obtain, it’s a necessity for business mobility. While the number of Americans with valid passports has increased to an all-time high of 42% (up leaps and bounds from 4% in 1990), the USA still falls […]

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