The rise in foodies is impacting how planners are designing upcoming events.
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You can book the largest venue with the most impressive specs, but if its location is lacking, your event may not draw the attendance it deserves. “As a venue, we can offer a fantastic facility that supports large conventions and events with great service and exceptional food and beverage, but at the end of the day it's the destination that brings everything to life,” says Jeff Dixon, Vice President of Sales at Scotiabank Convention Centre and Niagara Falls Business Events.
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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).
When it comes to selecting an events venue, today's planners have no shortage of options. What sets a venue apart, however, is its ability to adapt to whatever those planners bring through the door. As for what that entails, Aimee Girodat, Director of Sales with Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, offers her seasoned perspective...
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