Incentiveworks - What's Hot....What's New #iwshow

Cvent Booth at Incentiveworks, Toronto, 2013This week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, hospitality event professionals and meeting and event planners from across Canada have come together for 2 days of networking, education and face time with over 700 suppliers. Here are some quick highlights. 

What's New

The Connection Lounge, bigger and better than ever, included a charging station, Social  Zone featuring live entertainment, specialty coffee stations, and a cash bar.  Food outlets included a food truck and barbeque barrel. 

Guided by members of the Incentiveworks team, The Test Lab has been providing opportunities to try out some of the products and services offered by exhibitors.

In addition to daily education sessions and keynotes and Knowledge Pods on the trade show floor, attendees have had an opportunity to sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions with marketing, networking, and career experts.

 

Knowledge Pod, Incentiveworks

Presentation Centre, Incentiveworks

There was also a new Hosted Buyer Lounge.

Hosted Buyer Lounge, Incentiveworks

 

What's Hot

There were a number of exhibits which really pulled out all the stops to make a big impact. This year, one trend has been white furnishings with gold accents and clean, classical or contemporary lines.

Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel

Fairmont, Raffles, Swisshotels

Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Homewood Suites

Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Homewood Suites

A number of exhibitors have also found creative ways to incorporate food and beverage and refreshing snacks into their booths.

Banff Lake Louise

Banff Lake Louise

Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Scotiabank Convention Centre

Branded Bites

Branded Bites featured an ice cream bar and a new twist on an old favorite, a chocolate fountain.

Ice Cream Bar, Branded BitesChocolate Fountain, Branded Bites

 

What's Cool

This year, there have been more more exhibitors have showcased cool gifts and gadgets. For example, this wireless mouse and USB Pen come in its own protective case. Once the Powershot power booster by Coyote Promotions is charged on a laptop, it can charge a mobile phone or tablet 3 times. Universal Links showcased another mobile phone charger that powers up through a USB drive. 

Wireless MousePower Booster

Universal Links ChargerBusiness Card Holder

At the Score Promotions booth, there was the iWallet, a business and credit card holder that attaches to the back of a mobile phone.

Incentiveworks continues today.

Photo Credits: Executive Oasis International

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