People & Profiles

  • PCMA Education Foundation announces the 2017 lifetime achievement honorees

    Carol Krugman, Martin Balogh and Barry Smith will be honored at the 2017 Visionary Awards on May 3rd 2017 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. Over 1,000 industry professionals will gather this spring at the 2017 Visionary Awards to honor these luminaries’ extraordinary contributions. The reimagined format which debuted in 2016 will continue in 2017.  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 partnership…

  • Freeman Audio Visual’s Heidi Welker receives PCMA CE President’s Award

    Heidi Welker, VP Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Award from the Professional Convention Management Association Canada East Chapter at this year’s Canadian Innovation Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Heidi Welker was recognized for her ability to bring people together and lead high performing teams that drive results. As President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter from 2012-2014 and her many years of service before that, Heidi was renowned for bringing members together and…

  • Announcing winners of the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

    The Ontario tourism industry’s best and brightest were celebrated at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at The Westin Ottawa. The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence recognize industry successes by acknowledging those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. “The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence celebrate our industry’s top achievements. We’re proud to recognize these achievements—and the individuals who bring them to fruition—each year as part of the Ontario Tourism Summit,” says…

  • Trump shock: What can we learn from the U.S. election?

    The U.S. presidential election is finally over. Since Donald Trump descended the escalator of the Trump Tower on June 16 of last year to announce his candidacy for President of the United States, there have been a stunning series of unforeseen events. All the old rules are now obsolete. These events seem to conclude that the experts are never right. Long-held assumptions are rendered baseless. Hopes have become fears and fears have become hopes. Now the pundits and party leaders…

  • Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Brian Stevens, CEO of Conference Direct, will assume the role of chair of the MPI Board of Directors; he has been an active member of MPI since 1985. Jim Russell, Executive Vice President, Sales at…

  • Freeman Audio Visual Toronto wins Consumer Choice Award for AV services for the fourth consecutive year

    Photo caption: Becky Kenning, Account Executive and Michael Corson accepting Consumer Choice Award Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Toronto consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada. “They are truly a testament of the hard work and commitment…

  • 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…

  • Millennial success skills: What we should be teaching Gen Y

    Shh, don’t tell business leaders: Millennials – individuals who are roughly 19-35 years old, and a generation of young professionals raised on a steady diet of high-tech gadgets, websites and 24/7 wireless and social media communications – are quickly taking over today’s workforce. But the way in which these highly enterprising and engaging individuals will look to communicate, interact and hope to engage with tomorrow’s businesses is very different than the ways in which other generations have chosen to do…

  • 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…

  • Can’t we all just get along? APIs, integration and automation for event professionals

    Taking a deep dive into the way we work is the first step in improving our workflows, becoming more productive and ultimately spending less time working. If you’re thinking of taking stock of your productivity, I’ve talked a bit about it here. One of the common threads that people discover when doing this type of self-evaluation is the over reliance on one single application or program, or what I like to call inappropriate multitasking. A good example would be using…

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