Canada

A driving force for innovation

Paul Colston looks at how Canada’s surging innovative technology sectors are also driving business events and providing deep value in knowledge exchange. Canada’s commitment to technological advancements is driving growth across the sector, the country and the globe through business events. “Canada’s technology sector is booming,” Virginie De Visscher, senior director of business development at De...

Canada’s Calgary Stampede breaks ground on $500m venue expansion

The Calgary Stampede in Canada has broken ground on the $500m expansion of its BMO Convention Centre. The new expansion’s design was revealed in June 2020, and will add 560,000sqft of space to the venue. It is designed by Stantec/Populous/S2 Architecture. Crews have worked to prepare the site with extensive utilities upgrades and demolition work over the past year, readying the convention centre f...

Quebec City Convention Centre adds hybrid event studio

The Quebec City Convention Centre has installed a new broadcast room, for virtual and hybrid events. The studio is located in one of the four sections of the Convention Centre’s 25,000 square feet Multipurpose Hall 2000. It was designed in partnership with AV company Encore. The broadcasting space can be transformed to accommodate up to 250 participants while respecting the two-meter physical dist...

Cypress Vending introduces Touchless Mask Station

Cypress Vending, a Canadian vending machine supplier, has announced the introduction of the Touchless Mask Station. The Touchless Mask Station was created by company founders Brad Simon and Travis Grubb. The machine can be mounted on a wall or stand, and can be branded to fit the needs of the space. Each station comes stocked with disposable, three layer, non-medical masks. The machine aims to hel...