IncentiveWorks

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Simplifying Event Marketing ROI

If you are tired of hearing that event marketing is all about the numbers, but you don’t really know what that means then this is the session for you. Learn how to harness the power of technology to track your

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
State of the Industry: M+IT Meetings Market Report

Presented by: Meetings + Incentive Travel Facilitated by: Lori Smith | Meetings + Incentive Travel Panelists: Coming soon! What’s the state of the meetings industry in Canada? Find out in our first ever M+IT Meetings Market Report session. We’ll reveal the results of Meetings

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8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Answers to Your Top 12 F&B Questions

Good food and beverage has become imperative to events, and being on the same page as your caterer in terms of food selection, cocktails, service style and sourcing is central to the overall success of your programs. But how do you

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8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Building Your Contract Confidence

Venue contracts are ever-changing… year-to-year, chain-to-chain and region-to-region. Planners need to be aware, and wary, of the nuances. In this session, we’ll dig deep into the most challenging contract clauses – attrition, cancellation, indemnification and force majeure – through the

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8:30 AM – 10:15 AM
How to Build a Dynamic and Diverse Speaker Network

As a meeting planner, your success is tied to the great people you bring into your organization, or your clients’ organizations. Your customers are hungry for the next great topic and thought leader. During this high-energy session, learn how to

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8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Trust Me! A Supplier’s Guide to Building Trust with Buyers

Distrust in the sales profession tripled between 2010 and 2014, and it’s not improving. Buyers are happy to take your valuable time, use your expertise and obtain a detailed proposal from you, but without a high degree of trust (by

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
The Power of Personalization

One of the biggest challenges that event planners face today is how to personalize the event experience for attendees. What ways can you learn more about your attendees and bring more relevance to them within your event? The answer is

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9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
State of the Industry: M+IT Incentive Travel Report

Presented by: Meetings + Incentive Travel Facilitated by: Alanna McQuaid | Meetings + Incentive Travel Panelists: Stefano Mastrantonio, Christophe Lay, John Iannini, Dallyce Macas How did the incentive travel industry fare last year? Where is it headed in the months to come? Based

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thriving in the Age of Distraction

For the first time in history, we live in a world without any barriers to connection or communication. This has fundamentally altered the way people work, engage, communicate, and relate to one another. The same technology that simplifies processes compromises

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8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
The Leadership Advantage: Stop Managing and Start Leading

Are you a leader or a manager? In this session, you’ll learn how to empower your staff to fully leverage their intelligence, unique strengths and leadership greatness. By applying the principles of The Leadership Advantage you will see increased productivity, accelerated

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8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Are You Missing Out? How to Leverage your DMO to Elevate Your Next Corporate Event

Presented by: Meeting of the Minds Facilitated by: Jennifer Holly | Travel Alberta Panelists: Scott Ventresca, Tourism Toronto | Krista Cameron, Destination St. John’s | Candace Schierling, Tourism Saskatoon Do you think you know the difference between a CVB, DMC and

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8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
The Power of Play

Play is not just fun and games. New studies suggest it’s directly tied to ROI. In this fun and interactive session, our expert proves that with permission (and gentle encouragement) to have more fun, participants become more engaged, connect with

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8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
No More Talking Heads! Exploring New Formats in Meeting and Content Design

We’ve all been there, unfortunately. Boring speaker, boring setup, bored attendees. There has to be a better way! In this session, you’ll not only learn that different formats make meetings exciting, but you’ll experience it for yourself. Watch firsthand how

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8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Acing the Filter Test: How to Get Your Proposal through a Planner’s Decision-Making Filter

Tired of not getting a response from all the proposals you send out? Are you stuck having to sell via email or do you fill out endless eRFPs and never hear back? The good news is there are a few

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Building Lasting Happiness in Your Organization and Life

The strongest companies in the world have the happiest people working at them. Coincidence? No. In Neil Pasricha’s groundbreaking talk, he reveals the secrets of these organizations with inspiring, put-it-in-your-pocket models to build support networks, manage energy and stress, and

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