This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. The most fundamental rule of real estate can be just as important for events: location, location, location. An event’s host city can play a pivotal role in attracting attendees. Most event planners will choose a city based […]
Leveraging Local Flavor at Your Next Event
This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Cookie-cutter event experiences won’t suffice for your attendees. You want to give them something out of the ordinary, an experience they will remember. And for good reason. Experience is incredibly important to building lasting memories, and positive attendee […]
How a Local Community Energized an Annual Event [Case Study]
Go Media Canada embodies the best of Canada through rotating locations across the country. In the past, the event has struggled with the right mix of conference programming and attendee exploration. With the 2018 event held in Calgary, the focus was on capturing the moments and providing attendees with a variety of enjoyable ways to get to know the real Calgary.
Leveraging Local Intellectual Capital for Memorable Conventions
Most people come to conventions for learning and networking. When either of those is lackluster, you’ll see a drop in attendance. Yet, maintaining top-notch education and innovative discourse can be difficult. That’s why many savvy conference planners are looking at the possibilities of leveraging local intellectual capital to create genuinely memorable conventions. Here’s how you can begin doing the same.
How a Last-Minute Destination Change Maximized Event Attendance Numbers [Case Study]
A last-minute switch by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to select Calgary, Alberta as the destination for its International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, showed the destination’s flexibility of offerings and agileness. What was expected to be a smaller turn out due to the change, became one of IEEE ICASSP’s best attended conferences in many years.
Meeting in Calgary: 20 Inspiring Examples of Team-Building Activities
This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Calgary is well-known for its hospitality and entrepreneurial spirit but there’s likely a lot you don’t know about this destination that is attracting a new kind of event planner, one who is concentrating on providing an unparalleled guest experience. […]
Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB
Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) can be incredibly helpful in site selection and support in making your event happen in their destination. Their unrivaled knowledge of the area can point you in directions you may not have thought of, saving you time and money.
How the Calgary Welcome Made This Event a Success [Case Study]
Calgary hosted over 700 participants for the International Play Association World Conference and demonstrated the flexibility of the destination by combining outdoor elements with the internal programming for a truly unique event experience.