Award Recognition

  • Freeman Audio Visual Canada makes waste diversion championships for third year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce it has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. The Waste Diversion Champions list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets. REfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable sources. “We acknowledge Freeman for embracing the reduce-reuse-recycle concept,” said REfficient CEO Stephanie McLarty. “The…

  • Tourism Vancouver’s Rachael Riggs receives PCMA Supplier of the Year award

    2016 Visionary Awards recognizes extraordinary contributions of business event leaders Tourism Vancouver is raising a glass to Rachael Riggs, manager of Meeting and Convention Sales, Midwest U.S., who accepted the award for Supplier of the Year at the PCMA Education Foundation’s 2016 Visionary Awards. More than 1,000 industry professionals recently gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC to celebrate influential leaders in business events. The Oscars-like evening – complete with red carpet, awards show and after-party – was hosted…

  • IACC names Canadian and Australian chefs winners of Global Copper Skillet competition

    Six chefs from IACC Americas, Australia Asia Pacific and European member venues recently competed for the Global Copper Skillet at Convene Midtown East. The event served as the final stage in a three-part competition. Canadian and Australian chefs were named as the Global Copper Skillet winners during the IACC-Americas Awards Banquet the following day, and took home the coveted Copper Skillet award. Barrington Graham, first cook at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, Toronto, took the Senior Category Copper Skillet…

  • Freeman Audio Visual London wins Consumer Choice Award for third consecutive year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by London consumers and the local business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for three years in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada. “This is truly a testament to the hard work and outstanding service Freeman Audio Visual has continued to provide over the past year,”…

  • Canadian Chef Barrington Graham named IACC-Americas finalist for global competition

    Four chefs from International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) Canadian- and U.S.-member properties recently competed for the IACC-Americas Chapter Copper Skillet at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. This competition was stage two in the culinary competition, where two junior and two senior chefs from Canada and the United States competed to represent the Americas’ spots at the IACC Global Copper Skillet Final at the IACC-Americas Connect conference this April in New York City. Canadian Chef Barrington Graham, first cook St.…

  • IACC-Americas names two Canadian chefs Copper Skillet Champions

    Seven chefs from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)-member properties across Canada gathered to compete for the coveted Canadian Copper Skillet at the BMO Financial Group Institute for Learning in Toronto, where the winners edged one step closer to the International Copper Skillet global final in April. Chef Alexsandra Lalonde, pastry chef from St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, took the Junior Category Canadian Copper Skillet for her winning dish of spiced citrus panko crusted pork loin, pan-seared Cornish…

  • Freeman Audio Visual Vancouver wins Consumer Choice award for AV services for third consecutive year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by Vancouver consumers and business community members as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the third year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada. “This is truly a testament to the hard work and outstanding service they have continued to provide over the past year,” said…

  • PCMA announces 2015 Chairman’s Award winner

    Today, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and PCMA 2015 Chair, Ray Kopcinski announced Isabel Bardinet, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology, as the winner of the 2015 Chairman’s Award. The PCMA Chairman’s Award recognizes an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the meetings industry in the previous year. This year, Bardinet’s creativity and leadership demonstrated how meetings can leave a lasting legacy. Not only has The European Society of Cardiology grown impressively throughout…

  • GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS opens call for nominations for 2016 North American sustainability outstanding achievement awards

    Awards recognize outstanding achievements in furthering sustainability in business travel and meetings GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS announces the call for applications and nominations is now open for the fourth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America. Through these awards, GBTA Foundation looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries, individuals and groups who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across North America. “The…

  • Hotel Association of Canada announces the 2015 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence recipients

    The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence winners. The Hall of Fame awards program was developed by the HAC to recognize those of its members (individuals, companies or properties) that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to Canada’s lodging industry. Winners are recognized in four categories. The winners of the 2015 Awards of Excellence in each category include: Humanitarian: Scott Allison, Vice President, Owner & Franchise…

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