People & Profiles

  • Niagara Culinary Tours takes home prestigious culinary tourism award

    Food tour and event company Niagara Culinary Tours is raising Niagara’s profile as a culinary destination. They recently received the prestigious honour of becoming the recipient of the 2015 Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. Helping people eat, walk and smell the prosciutto is a shared passion for owners Kimberley Gunning and Steven Lovelace. Launched in 2013 their tours and events promote partnerships with local chefs and restaurants around Niagara. Offering weekly food tours…

  • Niagara College’s Janet Jakobsen among PCMA Education Foundation’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honourees

    Johnnie C. White Jr., CMP, MBA, Janet Jakobsen, CMP, MBA, and James E. Rooney, will be honored at the 2016 Visionary Awards, April 27, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. Over 1,000 industry professionals will gather this spring at the re-designed Foundation awards event, the 2016 Visionary Awards, to honour these luminaries’ extraordinary contributions. Attendees will experience an Oscars-like evening with red carpet arrival, awards show, and after party, hosted by the PCMA Education Foundation and presented in…

  • IAEE announces 2015 Art of the Show Competition results, honouring excellence in exhibition and event marketing materials

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces the winners of its annual Art of the Show Competition. Of this year’s 190 submissions, 33 entries will be honoured for their creative use of several essential marketing elements needed to promote exhibitions and events. The winning and honourable mention entries will be featured in an interactive display at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 1-3 December 2015 in Baltimore, Md. “This year we unveiled a new…

  • 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…

  • Halifax Convention Centre wins international Best Marketing Award

    ICCA announced Halifax Convention Centre as the winner of this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award at the closing ceremony of the record-breaking 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Halifax had a very creative solution to a very real challenge: How to promote and sell a product that did not exist? They did so in a very novel and creative way, engaging with their customers and achieving significant results,” says Best Marketing Award Chairman of the judging panel Patrick Delaney.…

  • What the Toronto Blue Jays and federal election results can teach us about triumph through adversity

    The Toronto Blue Jays need to change their name The federal election and the Toronto Blue Jays’ season are both over. It has been a long time since the entire country rode such an emotional roller coaster as one nation. We saw dramatic series-winning home runs in baseball and energetic political debates free of so much of the invective that occurs in other countries. We felt the crush of defeat in Kansas City and apprehensive in election results in Ottawa.…

  • PCMA’s 20 in their twenties class of 2016 winners selected

    PCMA to honor top young professionals at Convening Leaders in Vancouver, BC, January 10 – 13, 2016 The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the 2016 class for their 20 in their twenties program. The 20 in their twenties program, supported by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Austin Convention Center, is designed to engage the best and brightest young professionals in the meetings industry by recognizing emerging leaders – and their talents – which help accelerate…

  • How to stand out as a thought leader

    With 70 billion pieces of information and media shared monthly on Facebook alone, the challenge isn’t creating online marketing material for your small business. It’s how to stand out from the crowd as a thought leader. These three tips can help your business do just that, and boost customer awareness and search engine visibility — not to mention your bottom line. Position yourself as a thought leader Instead of being another choice on a checklist for customers, become the relied…

  • 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…

  • Life after event planning

    “What am I going to do after this? That’s a quote I found on a post the other day Five ways to battle post-event depression: Life after an event. Some good advice here. This is my last blog for Corporate Meetings Network. It’s been a great ride, and I’m forever grateful to Steven Chester, Sean Moon and their team for giving me this platform to discuss the meetings profession from my perspective and to allow me to hone my writing…

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