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Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay – Welcome to a different place

Stay a quick drive from Agadir Taghazout Bay is a small fishing village turned eco-friendly resort enclave. Visitors hail from all over the world to surf these famous waters off the western coast of Morocco, and to enjoy the temperate climate year-round. Nestled along the west coast is Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, a seaside hotel with ocean and mountain views at every turn. About the hotel The Atlas...

Strong winds in Calgary’s meetings sails

Calgary is famous for its oil and gas and, of course, its annual rodeo festival. Now it is dealing with a stampede for renewable energy meetings and events based on a growing appreciation of the deep local experience, innovation and knowhow. Two big events in this sector stand testament to these strong running winds in Calgary’s conference sails: the recent 35th Annual CanWEA Conference and Exhibi...

Australia innovates: War on waste

The knowledge economy is integral to tomorrow’s business events. Here CMW offers the story of the world’s first microfactory – up and running in an Australian university basement. Its creator, Veena Sahajwalla is set to integrate the idea into the commercial world and revolutionise the war on waste.  Change maker In the 1990s, Mumbai-born scientist and engineer Veena Sahajwalla moved to Aust...

Saskatoon: It’s all here waiting for you

There’s room to breathe in Saskatoon, Canada’s Science City. We value nature here. The untouched, wild beauty of the South Saskatchewan River is our playground and will quickly become yours, too. Perhaps it is all that natural beauty or the lure of friendly locals that helps attract some of the world’s finest minds. Saskatoon is a veritable hotspot for development, innovation and research. If you’...

Québec City sets the world of life sciences’ pulse racing

Québec City’s life sciences industry is currently the image of health and one of Canada’s rising economic stars. It’s a driving force in ahead-of-the-curve research and innovation, which is renowned around the world, in many advanced fields, including vaccines, infectiology, development of new medications, clinical research, neurobiology of language, telehealth and artificial intelligence, functio...

‘All-in Edmonton’: Global Centre for Excellence in AI and Machine Learning

Barb Stuhl-Smith (pictured), business development account manager at Edmonton Tourism, explores Edmonton’s artificial intelligence and machine learning industry and it’s rising position as a globally recognised hub.   As one of the youngest and fastest growing major cities in Canada, Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, is home to makers and risk takers who are ready to bring their ideas to life. Our...

Calgary lighting a big conference flame in the fall

The Alberta city is busy highlighting a big natural resource for drawing in major events Calgary’s natural resources (energy) vertical is a big pull for event organisers, including for The Society of Petroleum Engineers which is hosting its Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Calgary 30 September – 2 October, 2019. It will be the first time the SPE has hosted the ATCE in Canada and org...

Living the life (science) in Ottawa

By Lesley Mackay, Vice-President Meetings and Major Events, Ottawa Tourism.   Twenty-five major conferences devoted to life sciences will be held in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, between 2019 and 2022.  Their delegates will feel right at home and in good company: Ottawa has emerged as a true leader in life sciences, with close to 4,000 people employed and 140 companies active in the sector – plus...

Montréal: An innovative leader in the pharmaceutical sector

Guy-Joffroy Lord, Director of Business Sales at Tourisme Montréal, explores the role of the pharmaceutical sector in Montréal’s dynamic life sciences and health technology (LSHT) ecosystem.   The life sciences and health technology (LSHT) sector is thriving in the Greater Montréal area, with 56,000 industry jobs in over 600 organiaations and 10,000 students graduating yearly from health-relat...

A new paradigm in Calgary

Paul Colston meets Clark Grue, president and CEO of Calgary Telus Convention Centre, a key figure offering direction at Alberta’s Conference Crossroads   Clark Grue is the man in charge of the the first purpose-built convention centre in Canada, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC).  No time for resting on laurels, however, and Grue is the first to acknowledge the age of the facility and the...

Meetings Mean Business Canada leads by example

The Meetings Mean Business (MMB) Canada 2018 Chair, Heidi Welker, has offered delegates at the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai insights into the MMB industry lobby group’s founding in the US. It also discussed the licensing benefits the Canadian business events industry realised in its efforts to be recognised as an important contributor to the economy. Presenting at the ICCA Congress session, 12 Nove...

Meet Ottawa: engineered for conferences

Lesley Mackay, Director of Meetings and Events at Ottawa Tourism, explains why engineers feel right at home when they meet in Canada’s capital city   If Canada were a city, Ottawa would be it. As the country’s capital, Ottawa is a city that tells the stories of Canada like no other. It’s the place where Canadians gather to celebrate their shared heritage. And it’s a region of natural beauty, ...

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