Association Insights

Term: Convention Centre
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Blast from the Past: Planning nostalgic events

There's no denying the power of nostalgia. And just as Hollywood thrives on depicting the past or big brands flourish by evoking fond memories, so too can meeting planners use nostalgia to draw a crowd. “People like to revisit good memories, so if you can capture a certain time or occasion as part of your event, it can be very effective in making your whole program stand out,” says Carrie Paolone, Director of Events with Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCCN).

Q&A: New Partnership Redefines Business Events in Niagara Falls

A new partnership between Niagara Falls Tourism and the Scotiabank Convention Centre is redefining the relationship between meeting planners, venues, and destination partners. Introduced in early 2017, this collaboration sees the Scotiabank Convention Centre taking the lead on the tourist organization’s former MC&IT program – a move aiming to generate more support for planners, while also attracting event-related business for venues, hotels, restaurants, and attractions throughout the iconic destination.

Food and Beverage: The Secret Ingredients to a Stand-Out Event

Of the many ingredients that create a memorable event, few are as influential as a venue's food and beverage services. 
“Whether it's an awards dinner, a meal for an important meeting, or a lunch between sessions, the food we serve during events is often what brings people together, and it's usually one of the things guests talk about most when they return home,” agrees Carrie Paolone, Director of Events with Niagara Fall's Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCCN).