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Ignite November December 2016

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Here's what will be new, notable—and instagramable— at meetings and events this year by Laura Bickle TECH TIE-IN Alexandra Pett, owner of Eventology in Vancouver, reports that she's getting lots of requests for teambuilding programs with a collaboration theme. Also hot is the integration of gamification and tablets into group exercises. This push is due to a millennial workforce that has a very high comfort level with technology but less so with traditional interactions, says Pett. The latest programs fold in both technology and hand-on activities, she adds, citing her companys' new program, Peak Performance, which simulates a group climb of Everest and includes a tablet component and physical challenges. Watch a video of the Peak Performance program on our digital issue at ignitemag.ca #Team SHARED EXPERIENCE In response to the fact that millennials— who thrive on experiences that can be shared on social media—now comprise the majority of the workforce, Marriott prop- erties have developed meeting packages that reflect the vibe of the hotel's location. At the Renaissance Montreal Downtown, attendees learn how to throw down beats from a top DJ while at the Delta Grand Okanagan in Kelowna, they go for grape- ness in a grape-stomping competition. TEAMBUILDING TRENDREPORT2017

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