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Travel Alberta & Partners Attend IMEX Frankfurt 2016

During April 18-21, Nicola Alexander BDD, MICE for UK Benelux and Scandinavia and Martina Schaefar BDD, Germany, Switzerland and Austria attended one of the largest global Meeting, Incentives, Conventions, & Events (MICE) tradeshows, IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany. Travel Alberta participated on the Business Events Canada (BEC) stand along with... Read More »

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Project brings hotel, conference centre to Downtown Calgary

Calgary’s Beltline district is bustling with a number of construction projects just a few short blocks from the downtown core. The latest to break ground is the SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts development on the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and 5th Street S.W., the longtime home of the Alberta Boot showroom and... Read More »

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First Global Meetings Industry Day Celebrated Today

The first Global Meetings Industry Day was celebrated on Thursday April 14, 2016, an expansion of National Meetings Industry Day that the Canadian chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have been celebrating for the past 20 years. The Calgary Chapter of MPI held a meeting Thursday morning, bringing 100 individuals from... Read More »

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Conventions Sector Targets Academic Alliances

They’re enticed by the scenery, the hotels, meeting spaces or restaurants, but increasingly, they want more. Today’s international conference planners are also looking for direct access to local knowledge, contacts and expertise. That demand is driving a trend for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) to partner with a broader network of non-tourism... Read More »

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Personal Touch pays Off in Meetings Sector

Perseverance and Partnership are Key MICE Tools On January 19, 2016, 1,200 retail delegates and 1,800 exhibiting personnel will arrive in Calgary to attend the Western Retail Lumber Association’s annual conference and two-day Buying Show, one of the largest of its kind in Canada. This is the second of a six-year commitment... Read More »

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