Moves & Changes

  • Calgary TELUS Convention Centre announces new president and CEO

    The Board of Directors of the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) has announced the appointment of Clark Grue as the organization’s new president and CEO.  Following a rigorous five-month national search, Mr. Grue was selected to lead the transformational change required to ensure CTCC builds on its status as a world-class, innovative centre for connecting people and ideas. He will officially begin his duties on November 1st. Mr. Grue was a cofounder of Rainmaker Global Business Development Inc. and for…

  • The International Centre warmly welcomes Arshan Hussaini to its team

    The International Centre is excited to announce the appointment of Arshan Hussaini to the position of Sustainability Officer. Arshan brings a wealth of experience and a solid track record to The International Centre. In his most recent role as Environmental Energy Analyst with the Town of Oakville, Arshan oversaw and managed multiple municipal energy sector-related environmental projects. He was previously Sustainability Project Manager at KDC and a Climate Change Consultant at Toronto Atmospheric Fund. He earned his Master’s in Environmental…

  • PCMA announces proposed 2017 Board Officers and Directors

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee met on August 23, in Chicago, IL and reviewed, in detail, a number of stellar nominee applications for the 2017 open board officers and directors positions. After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2017 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership by Oct. 1.…

  • American Express Global Business Travel announces new CEO

    Industry veteran Doug Anderson joins GBT to accelerate next phase of transformational growth American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced Doug Anderson joins the company as CEO, effective immediately. With more than 30 years of global management experience, Doug takes the helm of GBT to accelerate the organization’s strong growth trajectory. “Now more than ever, GBT is an innovator in travel management and a company that is forging the way toward a new definition of business travel,” said Doug…

  • Alex Shterenberg named Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

    Executive Chef Paul Paboudjian of Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel has announced the appointment of Alex Shterenberg as Executive Sous Chef at the hotel. In this position, he will be responsible for overseeing the culinary team including Sous and Banquet Chefs at the 1,372 room hotel located in the heart of downtown Toronto, which offers an amazing 130,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. Chef Shterenberg attended the Culinary Apprentice Advanced program at George Brown College and received his Red…

  • Didier Dolivet appointed Director of Operations at The Westin Harbour Castle

    Tim Reardon, General Manager of The Westin Harbour Castle is delighted to announce the appointment of Didier Dolivet as Director of Operations for the hotel. Dolivet has worked across the globe in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, with tenures in France, Russia, Indonesia, England as well as in Canada. With a strong background in both food and beverage and rooms operation, Dolivet will lead the team in operational performance, driving the service culture and guest satisfaction. He…

  • Toronto Congress Centre appoints world-renowned Mark McEwan as consulting chef

    Toronto Congress Centre (TCC) announces world-renowned chef Mark McEwan as their consulting chef for their in-house culinary operations. Mark McEwan will consult on all culinary activities for the entire one-million-square-foot operation within the convention facility. Toronto Congress Centre’s guests will be able to experience chef McEwan’s renowned taste and artistry within the many settings including the restaurants and menu planning for conferences, galas, meetings and events. “We pursue opportunities that allow us to do what we do best, leverage our…

  • SITE Foundation announces 2016 Board of Trustees

    The SITE Foundation is pleased to introduce a distinguished list of global travel, hospitality, and corporate industry leaders who will serve on the Foundation’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2016. Denise Dornfeld, CIS, President North America, Allied PRA will serve as SITE Foundation President 2016. “This is an exciting time for me to be stepping into the role of President to sustain the momentum created under Kurt Paben’s leadership. Year after year the Foundation continues to…

  • Tourisme Montréal announces the appointment of Danièle Perron as Vice-President, Marketing

    Tourisme Montréal is pleased to welcome Danièle Perron as Vice-President, Marketing. She will start her new role on January 4, 2016. Ms. Perron has more than 25 years of experience as a strategist and manager. Over the years, she has developed solid expertise in marketing communications, CRM and digital marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Concordia University and Paris-Sorbonne. Her past experience includes acting as Vice-President and General Manager at Blitz, a subsidiary of Cossette, for nearly…

  • Sheraton Centre Toronto appoints Michael Farquharson as Hotel Manager

    David Connor, Area Managing Director, Eastern Canada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and General Manager of Sheraton Centre Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Farquharson as Hotel Manager. This marks his return to Toronto and Sheraton Centre Toronto after a number of senior hotel leadership positions in North America with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. “We are thrilled to welcome Michael back to Sheraton Centre Toronto as our hotel manager,” said David Connor. “He brings a wealth of hotel…

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