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There’s no going back to how things were. And that’s a good thing.

While it is no secret that the pandemic has disrupted everything in the event industry, it also has provided some unintended benefits along the way. Before COVID-19 became a daily headline, think about what made the event industry unique in the minds of outsiders: Event organizers was ranked one of the most stressful professions, up … Read More

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There’s no going back to how things were. And that’s a good thing.

While it is no secret that the pandemic has disrupted everything in the event industry, it also has provided some unintended benefits along the way. Before COVID-19 became a daily headline, think about what made the event industry unique in the minds of outsiders: Event organizers was ranked one of the most stressful professions, up ... Read More

The Show Must Go On!

Have you ever managed a virtual conference from a hospital bed? It was a first for Heather Dow, senior manager at  Events & Management Plus, Inc.  When the potential to be sidelined by a life-threatening injury read out how our Encore Canada team helped her manage one of the biggest events of her career without ... Read More

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How to Plan a Hybrid Annual General Meeting

4 questions to get you started  With majority of events turning to a hybrid format, so too are company Annual General Meetings. As of January 1, 2021, the Canadian government ordered the normal rules apply for calling an AGM and presenting financial statements, as opposed to last year’s extension deadlines.  This means that “by law, all federally incorporated businesses, not-for-profits ... Read More

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Creating Positive, Memorable Hybrid Experiences

By: Encore Research According to Meeting Professionals International [MPI], over half of meeting planners say their next in-person meeting is contingent on the distribution of a safe and effective vaccine. In the February 2021 edition of The Meeting Professional, MPI shares results from their winter 2021 Meetings Outlook survey. Virtual Events and Hybrid – Keeping ... Read More

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Lesser Known Facts

Black History Month is celebrated around the world, at different points in the year, by a number of countries. As we look forward to Black History Month celebrations, let’s begin with two countries who have their observances throughout the month of February – the United States and Canada. February 1 marks the beginning of Black ... Read More

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3 Tips for a Versatile Hybrid Event Environment

You’re planning an event and you select your venue. What’s next? In a venue, a floor plan provides limits to stay within the physical boundaries of the building itself. What happens when you introduce the digital environment of a hybrid event? How does that impact your participant experience? I’ve put together three easy-to-remember environmental cues ... Read More