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Destination Canada to Unveil Case Study #1 at IMEX

The largest ever Legacy & Impact Study of Business Events, announced by Destination Canada last year, is set to unveil its first video-rich edition to the Press at IMEX in Frankfurt. The 3-Year, 16-event study of events held in Canada between 2018-2024 will deliver insights and data which ultimately may provide a framework for extended…

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My Vision for a Sustainable Business Events Industry

By Virginie De Visscher, Executive Director, Business Events | Destination Canada: Five years from now, the meeting industry has made notable strides towards sustainability, navigating a landscape shaped by both challenges and opportunities. Spurred by both government regulations and technological advancements, government regulations mandating stringent environmental standards have catalyzed a movement within the industry, driving…

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Canada Launches Fund to Boost International Business Events

From Boardroom: Destination Canada announced the International Convention Attraction Fund (ICAF), a new initiative aimed at enhancing Canada’s role as a leading destination for international conventions and business events. Supported by a $50 million investment from the 2023 Federal Budget, this program aligns with the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy’s objective to advance Canada’s tourism industry.

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ICCA & Destination Canada Explore Sustainability Best Practices

From Conference & Meetings World: At a joint webinar on 18 January, ICCA and Destination Canada presented a survey on the integration of sustainability into business events. The survey explored how associations and their event partners are engaging with sustainability, highlighting the integral role sustainability plays in the issuing and actioning of Request For Proposals…

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ICCA & Destination Canada International Sustainability Report

From ICCA: This study draws on data collected in the period between the beginning of July and early September of 2023. A total of 248 responses were received globally across all geographic regions, providing a nuanced picture of the status of our industry regarding international meetings and focusing on the efforts in event and destination…

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18 January 2024

ICCA / Destination Canada Sustainability Report Webinar

Discover the valuable insights, trends and best practices that will help our industry drive a more sustainable future, and bring positive change to the communities and business we work with. This could make a profound and genuine difference to the way we all do business. Registration is required, so please secure your place today.

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Meet the Visionary Canadians Attracting International Events

From Boardroom: When people think of Canada, they may picture pristine mountainous landscapes, the most famously friendly people in the world or perhaps a bottle of maple syrup. And while Canada is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty and an incredibly welcoming population – some of whom enjoy a drizzle of syrup here and there…

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Tourism Outlook: Unlocking Opportunities for the Sector

From Destination Canada: Canada’s tourism sector has made significant strides since our previous outlook in Fall 2022 and we are now moving past recovery to a much welcome rebound, with tourism spend set to return to pre-COVID levels in 2023, earlier than previously forecasted. As we move from surviving to thriving, the Canadian tourism sector,…

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Meet the Visionary Canadians Attracting International Events

From Conference & Meetings World: One of Canada’s greatest offerings remains undiscovered by many. When people think of Canada, their minds may conjure images of pristine mountainous landscapes, some most famously friendly people in the world or perhaps simply a bottle of maple syrup. And while, yes, Canada is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty and…

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Destination Canada Initiative Spotlights Intellectual Capital

From PCMA: It’s no secret that Canada attracts flocks of business events with its robust connectivity, top-of-the-line venues, and natural beauty. These days, the destination is promoting — and making readily available — an equally valuable asset: the country’s intellectual capital. Launched in April 2023, the Canadian Visionaries Network (CVN) is a one-stop shop for…

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Five Ways to Make Your Next Event Carbon Neutral

From MPI, by Virginie de Visscher: More than ever before, environmental, social and economic sustainability is a top priority for leaders across a range of industries, especially when it comes to holding business events. Organizing an event is no small feat. It is a complex task that requires meticulous planning, coordination and execution. Adding sustainability…

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Virginie De Visscher – Championing a New Era of Travel

IMEX Brand Ambassador, Tanja Knecht spoke to Virginie De Visscher, Senior Director at Business Events at Destination Canada, about their IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award winning project, the Canadian Business Event Sustainability Plan and their strategy to drive positive change within the global business events industry.

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Take Part in the Association Sustainability Survey

Iceberg Partner ICCA, and Iceberg Ambassador Destination Canada, are conducting a joint survey focusing on sustainability in the events and destination management industries. Your participation in this survey will play a crucial role in shaping collective efforts towards achieving the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Complete the survey…

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Key Trends Shaping the Business Events Industry

By Pamela Wilton, Destination Canada: In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, staying ahead of the curve and identifying the key trends that can significantly impact business events is crucial. A Meeting Professionals International article recently popped up in my feed, sharing Michel Wohlmuth’s perspective on the emerging trends shaping the business events industry…

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How One Conference Left a Lasting Legacy in Halifax

In the early 2000s, Halifax, Nova Scotia embarked on an ambitious quest to grow its life sciences ecosystem across a span of sub-sectors — including neuroscience. Nestled along the east coast of Canada, the harbour city had all the ingredients for a thriving sector… From Destination Canada…

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Embracing Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability in Business Events

By Pamela Wilton, Global Business Development at Destination Canada: As we navigate climate change, diversity and inclusion, and health and well-being, these themes have become increasingly intertwined with all aspects of our lives. Personally, I have been fortunate to delve deeper into these topics from the perspective of business events…

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Canadian Visionaries Network Targets International Business Events

From Destination Canada: Destination Canada is proud to announce the launch of the Canadian Visionaries Network (“CVN”). A national platform, the CVN is composed of Canada’s network of academic, industry, and association leaders, whose knowledge capital and industry excellence has helped to secure high-profile conference wins aligned with Canada’s six priority economic sectors. The CVN…

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