People & Profiles

  • 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…

  • Networking tips for meeting planners

    Are you doing enough to sustain your business? I have been planning events ever since I can remember. For most of my 22-year career, I have been planning events and booking business for others. For the last six years, I have been doing it for myself. There is not much of a difference between looking for business for a hotel or venue, and looking for business for myself. Earlier in my career, I’d sit for hours creating a marketing plan…

  • 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…

  • Event planners: Did you make a difference?

    If you looked back at the last year of events that you and your team planned and delivered, can you see where you made a difference? If you are working on fundraising events, did you support causes you stand behind? Did you create events where shared value shone through and generated both funds and conversation around a passion for improvement for those you are helping? Did you leave with satisfaction and a sense of a job well done? Seeking satisfaction…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel named Tourism Employer of the Year

    Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel was the recipient of the InnVest REIT Tourism Employer of the Year Award from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). The award was presented at the 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards held last week at The Westin Ottawa. The Employer of the Year Award is presented to the tourism business or workplace that demonstrates the most outstanding all-round commitment to human resources management and development. The criteria for the award includes quality of the workplace and…

  • 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…

Venue & Supplier Profiles