Defining Events Industry Terms: Citywides

As with every industry, the events and meetings industry has their own set of terms (and acronyms) that they use so frequently it might as well be their own language.

One term that I kept hearing over and over again was “Citywides”. Besides the logical conclusion that it had something to do with an entire city, its meaning wasn’t exactly crystal clear for this industry novice so I sought out a definition and thought I would share what I learned.

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15 Events and Meetings Industry Hashtags to Follow


A great way to learn about event industry trends, connect with other event planners and collaborate on ideas is following the industry’s many Twitter hashtags. Because it can be a pain in the butt to decipher which hashtags are valuable to follow (and even what some of them are all about), here’s a quick list of the top hashtags to follow for anyone interested in the events world:

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Bisou Bridal’s Love Is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Earlier this month, I attended Bisou Bridal‘s “Love is in the Air”, an intimate fashion show showcasing some of the top styles and wedding dress trends from some of the top designers in the industry. I went on behalf of Modern Mix Vancouver and was in wedding heaven as beautiful dress after dress came down the runaway.

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Say I Do with Indie I Do


Last Saturday, Indie I Do, Vancouver’s original ‘alternate’ wedding show took place at Heritage Hall. Down the Aisle had a showcase there and the theme for our booth was DIY.

I wrote 2 blogs posts about the show and Down the Aisle and wanted to share the posts here.

Check out Modern Mix Vancouver and Down the Aisle’s blog.

Thanks to Rose Dykstra of Simply Rose Photography for the photos!

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Event Industry Acronyms for Dummies

acronym comic

One thing I’ve quickly learned is that the Meeting and Events industry loves acronyms (and when I say love, I mean love!). In my time with Cantrav Services so far, I have been exposed to dozens and dozens of acronyms and constantly get surprised with new ones every week. I distinctly remember attending one meeting where the acronyms were flying (A this, E that) and writing down a big fat HUH? on my notepad. So, in the interest of sharing knowledge (and saving you the embarrassment of appearing clueless), I’ve compiled a list of acronyms that I’ve run into so far…

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