IncentiveWorks 2015 Canada's Meetings and Events show Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 IncentiveWorks Welcomes New Events Intern Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:25:42 +0000 Jessica-Silipo-412x640The  Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) Group is pleased to introduce the industry to our new events intern, Jessica Silipo.

Jessica is an honours student in the Tourism and Hospitality Management-Event Planning program at Humber College. With graduation just four months away, she will be working and learning alongside Stephanie Hiltz,  event coordinator and Robin Paisley, general manager of M+IT University and IncentiveWorks.

A proud member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Toronto Chapter, Jessica is the only student sitting on the 2015 Awards Gala planning committee. She was also featured as an up-and-coming event pro in the January/February 2015 issue of Meeting Magazine.

Jessica has an interest in learning more about sustainability in the events industry. She wants to become a leader in executing sustainable events as well as educate others on the importance of sustainability in the industry. Until then, she feels confident her internship with M+IT will allow her to grow personally and professionally as she develops the skills and tools needed to become successful in her new career.

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charity: water Video Update Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:00:37 +0000 charitywater_logoWe recently received an update from charity: water on our 2013 donation:

Thanks to IncentiveWorks attendees and exhibitors from the 2013 IncentiveWorks show we were able to donate $6,575 to charity: water for their next holiday project to fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. We found out 100% of the donation went to Pakistan and soon entire communities will have access to clean and safe drinking water.

Check out this video update (password: dadu) on their work in the field there!

Help us raise enough money for another well by registering for IncentiveWorks and joining us at our Closing Party. $25 of every ticket sold is being donated to charity:water.

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MPI Toronto Chapter Interviews Stephanie Hiltz Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:35:36 +0000 Picture_Steph_awardsMPI Toronto Chapter’s July/August issue of Meeting Magazine “Hall of Heroes” includes an interview of Stephanie Hiltz, IncentiveWorks Event Coordinator, after winning the New Member of the Year Award 2013. Catch it on page 11 to read Stephanie’s experience after winning the award, how she got into the industry and what super power she wants most.

Full Interview

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Registration Open for Site Canada Golf Tournament Mon, 12 May 2014 12:19:53 +0000 SiteGolf13_Photo3aWe invite you out for a fun day of golf at one of Toronto’s most beautiful and challenging courses. Kicking off IncentiveWorks it’s the Sixth Annual Site Canada Golf Tournament!

Monday, August 18, 2014
6:00 am — 3:00 pm

Angus Glen Golf Club — Markham, Ontario
South Course

Scramble Format
Shot Gun Start at 7:30 am

Registration for Golf and/or for Sponsorship is open and sells out fast, please Register Online.


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Meet Jennifer: IncentiveWorks New Operations Administrator Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:45:37 +0000 JenHiett_photoJennifer Hiett has joined the IncentiveWorks team as the operations administrator for the 2014 edition of the show and conference, running August 19-20, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Jennifer is working directly with Robin Paisley, IncentiveWorks’ general manager and Stephanie Hiltz, IncentiveWorks’ event coordinator.

Prior to joining IncentiveWorks, Jennifer was a volunteer coordinator for a Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. During this time, she took it upon herself to plan an annual staff talent night. She also planned an annual dance workshop for Irish Set-Dancers.

After 11 years in volunteer management, Jennifer is changing her career path. In September, she will be attending Humber’s Event Management Program at the business school, with graduation in April 2015.

“I am so excited about my new direction,” she says. “I have always loved planning events as a hobby, both at work and with friends. Now I am on the path to learn how to do it professionally. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the IncentiveWorks team for the summer, and witness the culmination of our efforts at the end of August at the IncentiveWorks show.”

Contact Jennifer at

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NEXUS Enrollment Coming to IncentiveWorks 2014 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:56:24 +0000 NEXUS LOGO colour_smallerNEXUS, the bi-national Canada-U.S. program for pre-approved low-risk travellers, is offering a special enrollment opportunity for approved program applicants at this year’s edition of IncentiveWorks, August 19-20, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto. The NEXUS program was developed to expedite…

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April Early Bird Bonus on Now Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:09:33 +0000 It’s not an April Fool’s prank, we are giving out an Early Bird bonus gift to everyone who registers for an Education Pass or WORKS Pass in the month of April.

When you register, you will be able to choose one of the following:

  • A parking pass for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on either August 19 or 20, 2014
  • A book authored by one of our keynotes, Mark Bowden or Jackie Huba
  • A food voucher accepted at all of IncentiveWorks food outlets


Read more about what’s included in the Education Pass and WORKS Pass along with the pricing.

Register Here

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Meet Michelle: Our New Event Intern Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:06:28 +0000 MichelleTiamFookEager to graduate in April 2014, Michelle Tiam Fook, is a motivated student looking to build relationships and gain experience in the travel and event planning industry. Through her program at Seneca College, she has achieved her TICO certification, a student membership with MPI Toronto, and most recently an internship opportunity with Meetings + Incentive Travel.

“Through my experiences I have learned that direct involvement and interaction with people are the best forms of education in this industry,” said Michelle Tiam Fook. “I look forward to pursuing this career path and being a part of Meetings + Incentive Travel.” Michelle is working directly with Stephanie Hiltz, event coordinator and Robin Paisley, general manager for the IncentiveWorks Show. Michelle is excited to see the planning process unfold as IncentiveWorks develops.

Influenced by meeting + event planners and sustainable tourism, Michelle’s wide range of interests allow her to meet not only her professional needs, but the needs of others to provide outstanding services. She looks forward to her internship and to gain more experience and direct knowledge of the events industry.

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IncentiveWorks Association Challenge 2014 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:33:00 +0000 The IncentiveWorks Association Challenge is our way of celebrating and elevating our industry. Did you know, 71% of attendees at IncentiveWorks are not a member of any industry association? This year IncentiveWorks’ is challenging all partnering associations to encourage their members to attend IncentiveWorks August 19+20, 2014.

Each association will be given a unique promo code which they will provide to their members to use when registering for IncentiveWorks. The association with the most members who use their promo code* will be awarded three one-year annual memberships for new planner members. *Results will be based on a percentage to ensure each association is treated equally.

IncentiveWorks’ created this challenge to demonstrate to the industry the importance of collaboration and how associations add value to a planner’s career.

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Coaching Back by Popular Demand Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:55:23 +0000 CoachingSmallWe’re pleased to announce that our One-On-One Coaching is back by popular demand for IncentiveWorks 2014! Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with one of four business experts for a personal coaching session, FREE on the trade-show floor. Bring your social media, money, marketing and time management questions to the show and receive advice tailored specifically to you and your situation.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!


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