WHAT TO EXPECT FOR #ASAE2017 IN TORONTO

Business Events Toronto will be hosting the 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition (#ASAE2017). This annual conference brings together thousands of association professionals and industry partners to exchange time, resources, strategies, and solutions. It’s one of the development opportunities the whole association team and partners look forward to each year.

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HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM EXPERIENCES

Event planners are the masters behind the magic. They have to be creative, detail-oriented, resourceful and master multitaskers. Meet Alison Owers-Graham, one of our own event planners, whose goal with each event is to create a memorable experience.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
The Four Seasons Centre is an opera house like no other, and the first of its kind in Canada.

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STAFF PICK: WEST END VENUE

This week’s Staff Pick is ideal for those who are doing business or staying in/near Mississauga (west of the Greater Toronto Area) and even by Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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My Favourite West End Venue: &company Resto Bar

By Cristina Massullo-Trichilo, Client Services Manager, Tourism Toronto

&company Resto Bar (295 Enfield Place, Mississauga) is a unique venue in the heart of Mississauga, just steps from Square One Shopping Centre. With two floors of event space and great views from the spectacular rooftop patio, it’s a hot spot for a night out on the town or your next event!

7 WAYS TO ADD LEISURE TO YOUR NEXT TORONTO BUSINESS TRIP

“Bleisure” travel has become increasingly popular over the last few years – when professionals mix business with leisure, by adding vacation days on to work-related trips. If business is bringing you to Toronto, you can easily turn the visit into a memorable trip for the whole family or spend quality time with your partner with these 7 unique date ideas.

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Q & A: CONVERSATIONS WITH A SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Meet Vivian Fleet, the Sustainability Officer at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). She’s responsible for reducing the environmental footprint of the facility as well as helping clients to do the same for their events at the venue. We asked the self-proclaimed green thumb and environmental gal to share her thoughts on emerging trends and debunk a common myth about sustainable events.

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STAFF PICK: PRIVATE DINING ROOM

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Luma Restaurant

By Debbie Miller, Director of Canadian Corporate.

350 King Street West.

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Luma offers incredible views of the Entertainment District from inside the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This central location has a private dining room and outdoor patio, with professionally trained servers and amazing cuisine. Sit back and watch your client fall in love with Toronto one bite at a time!

THE CN TOWER TURNS 40!

Considered a national icon and a must-see attraction in Toronto – the CN Tower is arguably the most recognizable landmark in the city. While it is one of Toronto’s top attractions, it’s also a corporate venue for hosting meetings and events of up to 2,000 people. From its spectacular views and award-winning cuisine to the flexible meeting space (including a private in-house theatre and revolving restaurant), the CN Tower is an inspired venue for your next event. This Toronto icon is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, standing at 553m/1,815 ft. It also boasts  a couple of unique accolades like the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk (called the EdgeWalk) at 116 stories above ground, as well as the world’s highest wine cellar according to the Guinness World Records. It opened in 1976 and celebrates its 40th anniversary on June 26th