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Industry update: great minds think alike for Business Events Canada.

Special skills sessions at ASAE Great Ideas Conference prove inspirational education for association execs.

21 March 2013

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s Business Events Canada team has hit the ground running in 2013. A new focus has meant a hive of activity for CTC’s meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) unit in North America and Europe. CTC News has stayed on its coat-tails to gather info on the latest projects and happenings.

  • The Business Events Canada team had their thinking caps on straight for the ASAE Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO, March 10-12. Canada hosted the inaugural Micro-skill Sessions. Here, in eight 30-minute segments, some of the 650-plus association attendees got a chance for some snappy education outside of the usual Ideas Lab format. CTC and partners were also at the fore with a Canada Night reception evening for informal networking for more than 40 association executives. CTC’s partners for ASAE Great Ideas were Tourism Vancouver, Travel Alberta, Tourism Toronto, Ottawa Tourism,Tourisme Montréal and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
  • Hail fellow, well met! ASAE has selected Danielle Foisy, CTC director, Business Events Canada Northeast Sales Development, as one of its four association leaders to its 2013 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program tips the hat to individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector. It is an honorary recognition bestowed upon less than 1% of ASAE’s membership and is a continued call to service as authors, mentors, conference facilitators and leaders. Many congrats, Danielle!

  • The first-ever Incentive Canada Marketplace will take place Aug. 16-19 at the elegant Sparkling Hill Resort, deep in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, BC. Invitation only, 25 Canadian partners will be showcasing their incentive products and services to US and international buyers. Stand by your inboxes.
  • Toronto has come up tops with its bid for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in 2016. It’s a big win for the team that comprised Tourism Toronto, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and hotel partners. The conference is anticipated to reel in 6,000 delegates from around the world.
  • Plans are moving forward briskly for the Nova Centre, a million-square-foot flagship development in Halifax, NS. The centre’s first tenant will be a new convention centre that will attract visitors and future jobs to the province.



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