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VANCOUVER STRIVES TO BE THE
WORLD'S GREENEST CITY BY 2020
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has
stated that Vancouver will be the "greenest
city in the world by2020." To that end, the
City of Vancouver's Greenest City Action
Plan, launched in 2009, has brought green
change including new bike lanes, car sharing
co-ops and a green re-zoning policy. On the
horizon is a new bike share program and
curb-side compost collection. Vancouver is
currently ranked as Canada's greenest city -
and the second greenest in North America
- according to the Economist Intelligence
Unit's Green City Index. As of 2010,
Vancouver's skyline has proudly included
a wind turbine atop Grouse Mountain (tours
are available). The city is also home to the
one-of-a kind Eco Fashion Week, a responsible
fashion event that's making waves amongst
fashionistas and environmentalists alike. 

FROM VANCOUVER TO THE
REST OF THE WORLD
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has
recently introduced some new international
flight routes that make getting to and from
the city easier than ever before. Direct service
is now available to Delhi, Brisbane, Dublin,
San Jose and San Diego via Air Canada; Rome
via Air Transat; Xiamen, China via Xiamen

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Airlines; Orlando via WestJet; and Zhengzhou,
China via Sichuan Airlines. Direct service to
Nagoya, Japan via Air Canada will begin in
June 2017. YVR has also increased capacity for
popular direct flights to and from Vancouver,
including London Heathrow, Auckland,
Mexico City, Chicago and Dallas. 2017 will
bring increases to routes from Hong Kong and
Taipei, Japan.

them all on Vancouver Island. It's located in the
heart of the historic downtown area of Duncan
and stretches for many blocks and features
nearly 100 vendors and artisans.
On Fridays, check out the Parksville Museum
Farmers' Market. This market is one of the newer
ones on the island. Vintage heritage buildings
surround the small site, and are open for the
public to explore during their visit

FARM FRESH ON
VANCOUVER ISLAND

HOTEL NEWS: PARQ IS A NEW
"URBAN RESORT"

Make it, bake it, grow it. That is the
universal mantra of farmers' markets: a
burgeoning trend that offers the freshest
foodstuffs and some of the most unique
artisan work to be found. Farmers' markets
are particularly popular on Vancouver
Island, popping up right, left and center in
communities large and small.
Start with the Comox Valley Farmers'
Market every Saturday morning on Comox
Valley Exhibition Grounds. This market
was founded in 1992 and has grown over the
years to include 65 local vendors. There are
no artisans at this one, so it is probably the
truest representation of a farmers' market on
Vancouver Island.
From there, check out the Duncan Farmers'
Market, also on Saturdays. This year-round
outdoor market is one of the granddaddies of

Parq, a LEED Gold "urban resort" with
two hotels, eight restaurants and a casino is
scheduled to open in November 2017 adjacent
to BC Place Stadium. The $600-million-dollar
Parq complex features a JW Marriott hotel;
The Douglas, a boutique property; six fullservice restaurants and two lounges; and a
gaming space. The complex will include 466
rooms and 51 suites (329 rooms at the JW
Marriott and 188 rooms at The Douglas). For
events, Parq Vancouver will feature more than
62,000 square feet of well-appointed, flexible
meeting space, including Vancouver's largest
hotel ballroom and a rooftop urban forest
with native trees. Once open, Parq will be the
only LEED Gold-certified hotel complex in
Vancouver. The New York Times even featured
the property as one of its "Hotels and Resorts
to Travel to in 2017."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Upcoming Events
Welcome, New Members!
Ecosystem of the Planner-Supplier Relationship
The Evolution of Site Selection
7 Tips for Working with Volunteers
Member Spotlight: Toronto Chapter – Stand and Be Recognized!
Destination Spotlight: Vancouver
Creating Larger Business Opportunities
Starting a Business in the Events Ecosystem
Chapter Speaks
What Inspires Me – The Power of Creativity
iSpy MPI
Advertiser Index
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Intro
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - cover1
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - cover2
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 3
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 4
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - President’s Message
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Editor’s Word
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Welcome, New Members!
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Ecosystem of the Planner-Supplier Relationship
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - The Evolution of Site Selection
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 7 Tips for Working with Volunteers
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Member Spotlight: Toronto Chapter – Stand and Be Recognized!
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Destination Spotlight: Vancouver
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 13
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 14
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 15
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Creating Larger Business Opportunities
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Starting a Business in the Events Ecosystem
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Chapter Speaks
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - What Inspires Me – The Power of Creativity
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - iSpy MPI
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 21
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Advertiser Index
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - cover3
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