IncentiveWorks

8:15 AM-10:30 AM
EVENT ESSENTIALS: Building your event planning foundation (Part 1)

Are you new to event planning? Has your job evolved to include a planning role? This workshop is designed for those who have never been formally trained in event management, AND now plan events, small or large. Over the course

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8:15 AM-9:15 AM
Sponsorships: Crossing the Chasm between Placement and Engagement

Today’s participants and sponsors are more sophisticated and discerning. Gone are the days of logos and links, welcome targeted engagement. In this session, we’ll showcase event experiences that are earning raves, with a closer look at the benefits for participants,

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8:15 AM-10:30 AM
Clear Communications: Be understood, avoid conflict and build relationships

Effective communication is the key to building and sustaining great teams as well as avoiding and resolving conflict. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to understand communication styles, and how you can build trust, empathy and confidence by communicating effectively

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8:15 AM-10:30 AM
What’s Next? The Future of Meetings and Incentive Travel in the Age of Disruption

Put your thinking caps on and come with questions for our powerhouse panel of industry leaders, pundits, suppliers and planners. They’ll be discussing the perils, politics and pitfalls facing the industry today and in the years ahead, plus the opportunities

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8:15 AM-9:15 AM
The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

More than 20 percent of Canada’s population is foreign-born. In addition to English and French, more than 200 languages have been reported as mother tongues. The number of people with religious affiliations other Christian is growing steadily. Canada is a

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8:15 AM-10:30 AM
EventTech Masterclass: The tools that matter to your event this year

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence, chatbots, sharing economy, deep learning, stories, Snapchat—what do they mean for your event? What technology should you consider? What tools will make a difference for your audience? Event technology has the power to transform your event.

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9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Proving the Power of Digital Events with Data

The emergence of digital online events signified a shift in participant engagement but convincing leadership to fully embrace digital events with limited hard data has proven a real challenge. Now we have robust data proving the profound positive impact of

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9:30 AM-10:30 AM
BEYOND THE METRICS: THE ART OF ENGAGEMENT… Unplugged

Put aside social shares, page views and time spent on page; the success of content marketing boils down to whether it engages people enough to get them to attend your event and become an ambassador for it. A panel of

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8:30 AM-10:45 AM
How to Win a Pitch

An RFP hits your email inbox. Quick, how do you get the business? Join industry pitch-master Jason Thomson for an interactive session filled with strategies, tips and resources designed to elevate your next sales pitch. Thomson will share how to

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8:30 AM-10:45 AM
Improv to Improve: Practical Ways to Polish Your Presentation Skills

Cameron Algie was afraid to leave his house. Now he teaches people to speak confidently in front of large audiences. In this improv workshop, you’ll participate in fun group and individual exercises specially designed to help you overcome your presentation

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8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Risk and Security – The Impact to the Industry on the Global Stage

Safety and security are top of mind for everyone in the incentive industry today. Planners and suppliers have to assess security issues and implement precautions, while at the same time meeting the expectations of participants. This session will give you

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8:30 AM-10:45 AM
EVENT ESSENTIALS: Building your event planning foundation (Part 2)

Are you new to event planning? Has your job evolved to include a planning role? This workshop is designed for those who have never been formally trained in event management, AND now plan events, small or large. Over the course

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8:30 AM-10:45 AM
Contract Confidence 2.0: Tips for Seasoned Planners

Last year at IncentiveWorks, Heather Reid led a sold-out session looking at the four riskiest clauses in event contracts—attrition, cancellation, indemnification and Force Majeure. Attendees gave the session top marks. In response to popular demand, Heather is back at IncentiveWorks

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9:45 AM-10:45 AM
The Dark Side of Tech: Why planners need a cyber-security strategy

Hashtag hi-jacking, ransomware, malware, phishing, pharming, hacking–the increasing speed,  sophistication, frequency, and, ultimately, cost of cyber-attacks have elevated cyber security from an IT issue, to a risk that requires the attention of the C-suite and the Board.  The hospitality sector

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Remember the Face, Forget the Name! Sharpen Your Memory

Do you want to avoid the embarrassment of forgetting a client’s name? Recall project details? Remember your kids’ names? This session will help you overcome “bad memory” and sharpen your power to remember the people, places and facts that matter

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9:45 AM-10:45 AM
EVENT TRENDS 2018

This interactive, trendspotting session will look at emerging technologies, event hospitality, event design and more. It will also explore the trends you should follow to elevate your events; why one-size does not fit all; and how to use trends in

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