Meetings & Conferences

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Corporate meetings and events have become necessary and strategic components for the building and maintenance of today’s streamlined corporate initiatives. The rapid growth of many businesses, coupled with an ever-changing corporate climate is steering companies towards more effective communication programs to ensure that operational efficiencies are maintained. To facilitate this upward trend, now, more than ever, companies are investing in comprehensive and extensively designed meetings and events to promote everything from higher productivity to corporate culture. 

There is increasing importance placed on the seamless coordination of corporate events.  As a business professional, you are accountable for the success or your strategic initiatives. You want to rely on a comprehensive service provider who will listen to your needs and follow through with flawless execution – a company who will deliver expert planning and all-encompassing procurement. The need for a service that has your best interest in mind has never been greater, and Carlson Wagonlit by Global Travel Centre has just the answer! 

Carlson Wagonlit by Global Travel Centre’s Meetings and Conferences Department is the complete business event management solution – a true ‘one-stop-shop’ encompassing everything from planning to execution and management services, that is committed to the success of your corporate initiatives. You will benefit from consistent results that meet your business objectives, all from one company. Whether your event is local or global in nature, we have the resources to ensure worry-free execution from start to finish. 

Carlson Wagonlit by Global Travel Centre’s Meeting and Conferences division gives you personalized, professional service, global expertise and flexible package options that not only help make your event a success, but also ensures that you have uncovered the best corporate spend from start to finish, enhancing productivity and lowering operating costs.

Carlson Wagonlit by Global Travel Centre’s meeting planning division has the tools to successfully manage every size and type of meeting, including sales meetings, special event functions, product launches, conventions, training sessions, conferences and trade shows across the country or around the world. The members of this team are a vital extension of your company’s resources already in place to assist in managing meetings.

By coordinating the travel for all attendees, we are able to offer significant travel discounts to them and travel benefits to the corporation. We will contact your travellers to make their arrangements once a list of attendees is provided, and  provide as little or as much planning as is required for each event, but always enough to make your meetings and events time well spent.  

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Choose from as many or as little services as you need to make your event as seamless and effortless as possible: 

Program Planning 

  • Qualification
  • Destination analysis
  • Program set-up
  • Site selection and procurement
  • Program design
  • Budget development
  • Site inspection
  • Vendor contracting

Program Execution

  • Entertainment management
  • Attendee registration
  • Financial management
  • Activity management
  • Session management
  • Guest room block management
  • A/V production
  • Air fulfillment and ticketing
  • Ground transportation
  • Communications materials
  • On-site management 

Program Management

  • Contract review
  • Reporting pre & post program
  • Financial reconciliation
  • Strategic consulting services