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By on May 29, 2013

Are you attending IncentiveWorks 2013, where the focus is on helping planners build many key business components? Whether you’re looking for education, networking, new products or services, you’ll find it at this show.

It’s Canada’s largest trade show and conference for the meetings, incentive travel, events and promotions industry, bringing together over 700 suppliers and over 3,000 professionals who plan, organize or influence their organization’s meetings, incentive travel or events and use those services. Admission is free for buyers.

In its 22nd year, the show is constantly innovating.  New this year are the VIP Buyers Pass for experienced planners and the Appointment Pass, open to all experience levels. They’ve also expanded their hosted buyers program and partnered with the Canadian Tourism Commission to bring in more international buyers.


The 2013 mobile app features session descriptions and speaker bios, event schedules and maps, alerts, an interactive floor plan, comprehensive exhibitor list, photo gallery and links to IncentiveWorks social media.

There’s an Appointments Program, Concierge Service, Interactive Zones (which have previously featured team building, spa, group activities and services to deliver better events in Toronto and beyond), Connection Lounge (where planners can catch up with peers, meet new colleagues in the industry, pick-up a bite to eat or simply relax and charge their mobile device).

Back from last year, Knowledge Pods on the show floor. These intimate learning zones feature free 20-minute sessions on emerging topics, product demonstrations and peer-to-peer learning. Education sessions and workshops are designed to provide insight, tips and applicable learning experiences, regardless of where you’re at in your career.

The conference aspect offers professional speakers and industry experts with engaging, relevant content to help planners deliver better events. Workshops will meet the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) time requirements for continuing education sessions and may qualify towards your certification / re-certification.

“Our team is proud of the powerful networking that takes place during IncentiveWorks,” said the show’s general manager, Robin Paisley. “I’m especially excited for this year because we are providing the planner community with even more breakthrough content, exciting sessions and expert speakers. We look forward to seeing you in August. Make sure you find me to say hello!”


August 20+21, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

By Marilyn Lazar

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