Moves & Changes

  • Sheraton Centre Toronto names Carlo Curto new banquet chef

    Sheraton Centre Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlo Curto as the new Banquet Chef for Starwood’s Canadian flagship hotel. In this role he is responsible for designing and executing meal service for events in 60 meeting spaces and over 130,000 square feet of space. “We are thrilled to have welcomed Chef Carlo back to Sheraton Centre Toronto,” said Executive Chef Paul Paboudjian. “He brings a unique vision, inspiration and creativity to the kitchen. Having someone with his…

  • Arjun Channa named General Manager of The Westin Calgary Hotel

    Arjun Channa has been appointed as the new General Manager of The Westin Calgary Hotel. In joining the team at the Westin, he brings a wealth of international hospitality expertise to the role with more than 18 years of hospitality experience with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Most recently he held the position of Hotel Manager at Sheraton Centre Toronto, Starwood’s flagship hotel in the Canadian market. “I am absolutely thrilled to be continuing my journey with Starwood Hotels and Westin…

  • PCMA announces proposed slate of 2016 Board Officers and Directors

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee, chaired by Johnnie White, 2014 past Chair of the Board, recently met and reviewed a number of stellar nominee applications for the 2016 open board officers and directions positions. After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2016 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership…

  • QuickMobile appoints Julie Bevacqua as Chief Marketing Officer

    New marketing chief brings strong enterprise software marketing expertise QuickMobile, the global leader in enterprise mobile meeting and events apps, recently announced the appointment of Julie Bevacqua as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Bevacqua brings more than 18 years of enterprise marketing experience to QuickMobile, most recently serving as the CMO of Vancouver-based software company, Yocale Network Corporation. Bevacqua’s appointment comes in the midst of a period of aggressive growth for QuickMobile in the enterprise market, initiated by the appointment of…

  • Johanne Bélanger named President and CEO of Tourism Toronto

    Tourism Toronto recently announced that Johanne Bélanger has been appointed President and CEO, effective September 1, 2015. Ms. Bélanger was President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada for the past 10 years and, throughout her career, has been a globally recognized leader in exhibitions and events. She also served as Chair of Tourism Toronto’s Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014 and has been a member of the Board since 2009. She has served as President of the Board of Directors…

  • Freeman Audio Visual appoints David Campbell as EVP & COO of Canadian division

    Freeman Audio Visual is pleased to announce the appointment of David Campbell as executive vice president and chief operating officer of its Canadian division, effective immediately. David brings to the organization a wealth of experience, having spent nearly 30 years in strategic leadership roles, including seven as vice president and general manager of a large audio visual firm. “Never resting on its laurels, Freeman is a dynamic enterprise that nurtures and embraces the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Campbell. “My approach to…

  • Cantrav Services Inc expands to Toronto

    With an eye to building on their reputation as the premier Destination Management Company in the Pacific Northwest, Cantrav Services Inc. is expanding east of the Rockies. Toronto will be Cantrav’s fourth DMC and business events office. Headquartered in Vancouver, the company currently has a presence in Banff, Whistler and Alaska. “Toronto is a logical step for the organization,” says Cantrav’s new Ontario Regional Director, Debbie Cotton-Burinski. “This is a great opportunity for Cantrav to offer clients the same local…

  • Meeting Professionals International Foundation confirms 2015-2016 leadership

    The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation announces its 2015-2016 Global Board of Trustees for July 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016. Stephen Revetria assumes the role of chairman. Revetria became a member of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in July 2007. He serves as senior vice president of Giants Enterprises, where he is responsible for setting the strategy and vision in developing business opportunities beyond the major league franchise. “It has been an honour to serve as a…

  • GBTA and MPI recognize new class of CMM recipients

    Industry leaders first to receive designation for enhanced program redesigned for both meeting and travel professionals The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today that they recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 46 meeting and travel professionals. This inaugural class marks the first group to successfully complete the updated CMM program developed jointly by GBTA and MPI and delivered by the University…

  • The Casino de Montréal welcomes Joël Robuchon, the highest-rated chef in the world

    His arrival contributes to positioning Montréal as a choice destination for gourmet diners from around the world The Casino de Montréal is proud to welcome renowned chef Joël Robuchon, who will open a restaurant on the premises in the spring of 2016. Montrealers and visitors will be able to dine at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, which will be located in the Casino’s Pavillon du Québec, to discover the gastronomic delights served up by the highest-rated chef in the world. In…

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