Toronto

IACC takes a ‘radical’ turn in Toronto

The 38th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference came to a close 11 April at Vantage Venues and The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, having gathered 230 delegates over the two days. The International Association of Conference Centres’ Americas chapter also welcomed 20 meeting planners from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia for the conference – themed ‘Radical Innovation – Change Ev...

RIU Hotels and Resorts to invest $100m in Toronto

RIU Hotels and Resorts has announced the construction of a US$100m hotel in its Riu Plaza urban line, in Toronto. The Spanish company’s investment will establish the first RIU hotel in Canada. Pictured above is the Riu Palace Macao in Bavaro, Dominican Republic. The project is near to completion of its design phase, with the hotel set to open in 2021 in Toronto’s financial district. A mock-up of i...

New President & CEO appointed at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  The Board of Directors of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Corporation (MTCC) has announced the appointment of General Manager Lorenz Hassenstein to the position of President & CEO. The move is part of succession planning as incumbent Barry Smith steps down on 1 February, 2019. Hassenstein joined as GM a year ago, and has more than 23 years of experience in general management, trade/...

Talking about Toronto’s tech boom

Mark Crawford, Business Events Toronto, writes about the tech boom taking place in Toronto, Canada. Toronto has emerged as one of the world’s fastest-growing tech markets, and groups choosing the city for their meetings are poised to benefit from what’s happening here in the sector. Not only is Toronto an appealing international destination to people from all over the world, it has a large proport...

Toronto: the place to be in 2017

CMW takes a breakout with Mark Crawford, director, international business development at Tourism Toronto: Mark Crawford would appear to have the ideal job: he says he always wanted a career in sales and is intensely proud. “I started working right out of school for a big tourism company, and slowly worked my way up.” Along the way he worked on development in Eastern Europe and Southern Asia before...