Ignite Magazine Creates New Online Community for the Meeting Planning Industry at IgniteMeetingsConnect.com

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Ignite Meetings Magazine and IgniteMeetingsConnect.com sponsor Halifax Sociable! bring an online social community to life for meeting planners and corporate travel planners

We saw the need for a space where our social-media-savvy industry could come together to share ideas and network

Understanding the power and popularity of social media as a key communications tool in today’s ever-changing hospitality marketplace, Ignite Magazine introduces Ignite Meetings Connect– a social networking community specifically designed for meeting planners and suppliers from Canada and beyond.

At Ignite Meetings Connect, members of the meeting planning community have the opportunity to share knowledge, connect with colleagues, and network. The social community features a blog where meeting planners are asked to contribute innovative ideas as well as easy access to industry buzz through social media platforms. The blog is a tool for practical and creative conversation among the industry, encouraging conversations between like-minded meeting planning professionals.

“We saw the need for a space where our social-media-savvy industry could come together to share ideas and network,” says Debbie van der Beek, co-publisher of Ignite meetings magazine and co-founder of IgniteMeetingsConnect.com. “The meeting planning industry has an infectious energy level and is full of people with innovative ideas – what better way to harness that and grow it than a social community space for the Canadian industry.”

Destination Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia’s destination marketing organization, is the lead sponsor for Ignite Meetings Connect. “It’s important for us to connect with meeting planners both in-person and online,” says Hélène Moberg, Destination Halifax Executive Director of Sales. “Ignite Meetings Connect provides an avenue for joining in online conversations, answering questions and promoting Halifax as a meetings and event destination.” Destination Halifax’s website http://www.destinationhalifax.com provides online resources for meeting and event planners, including an M&C blog, planning tools, images and videos of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“Ignite Meetings Connect is a like a 24-7 coffee shop for the meeting planning industry, an easy place to take a productive break in the day. And it’s a social site that reflects the people who make a living creating social settings through meetings and events,” says Richard Elliott, co-publisher of Ignite Magazine and co-founder of Ignite Meetings Connect. “For such a hospitable industry, Meetings Connect is the perfect forum to share best practices amongst peers, make new friends and partnerships and have fun doing it.”

To Connect, visit http://IgniteMeetingsConnect.com.

About Ignite Magazine:
Ignite Magazine offers fresh, new resources for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. The magazine’s mission, in print and online, is to provide event and meeting planning professionals with information, inspiration, guidance and great ideas for everything from conference services and event management details to corporate travel management and unique business gift ideas.


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