QACQ - March 21, 2018 Newsletter

May Peace, Hope and Happiness be yours during this Holiday Season!

Come and Meet us at Tête à Tête on January 30th, 2019

Organized by the Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Tête-à-Tête aims to gather, to connect, discover and build partnerships. Attendees will discover in the 2019 edition an increasing number of exhibitors presenting new products and services that will contribute to their professional and personal growth. The Quebec Association of Convention Professionals will be present with several members in booth 529-531/628-630. Come and see us ! Registration is free. 

QAPC List of Exhibitors 

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Bleisure – a Trend Gaining in Popularity

If you have to travel for a meeting or business event, why not discover the destination you are visiting at the same time? A growing number of travellers are choosing to do this, either by pushing their return date back or planning more free time during their stay. This is what is popularly called Bleisure, a contraction of the terms business and leisure. Combining business and leisure during travel has become so important a phenomenon over the past several years that actors in the tourism sector have had to adapt and use their creativity to follow the trend.

If the bleisure trend is not new, it is gaining in popularity. Based on a study by The Global Business Travel Association, almost 40% of North American business travellers prolonged their stay for leisure activities last year1. Also based on this study, the results show that technology is seen by business travellers as a tool that allows them to work remotely, which simplifies travel outside of the office.

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A New Venue to Hold your Events in Quebec


  • Nouvel Hôtel Montréal
    This hotel located in Montreal offers 177 guestrooms, among which 42 condos with full equipped kitchenette, and 6 suites, a restaurant serving imaginative and delicious cuisine and more than 6,200 square feet of event space.

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8 Nonprofit Website Myths to Help Your Boss and Board Overcome

By Katy Teson from WiredImpact

Cost? Time? Other priorities? When you’re ready to advocate for a new website, it should be pretty easy to anticipate a few of the questions and concerns that you’ll hear from your executive director and board of directors. However, communications staff also encounter some persistent website myths and misconceptions that are tough to debunk in the moment, especially when they come from your organization’s top decision makers. We asked fellow nonprofit marketers on Twitter to weigh in with examples they’ve encountered in the wild. Do any of these questions or sentiments sound familiar?

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CECI: The New inter@ctifs Event and Convention Centre in Trois-Rivières

A beacon in the heart of downtown (1634 rue Notre-Dame Centre), this $50 million project was 100% financed by Société Immobilier G3R, from the construction to management phases. The City of Trois-Rivières provided financial support for operations, representing investments with zero cost considering the income generated by this project.

An inspired, unique, modern and distinctive setting for citizens, convention participants, even organisers, tourists and many others, CECi offers a modern and inter@actif setting. It's a dynamic structure, so both small and large events can be held there, as it can host more than 4,000 people in its 21 meeting rooms and four large ballrooms.

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