People & Profiles

  • Neuroleadership: The key to greater career and life success

    Three years ago, I experienced a freak accident which led to a brain injury. I didn’t know it at the time, but this injury would change my life. Not just because of the severity of it, but because of the valuable lessons I would learn through my recovery and brain rehab that have taught me a lot about how I want to work and lead my life. Recently, I was featured in the business section of The Globe and Mail…

  • IACC names Canadian and Australian chefs winners of Global Copper Skillet competition

    Six chefs from IACC Americas, Australia Asia Pacific and European member venues recently competed for the Global Copper Skillet at Convene Midtown East. The event served as the final stage in a three-part competition. Canadian and Australian chefs were named as the Global Copper Skillet winners during the IACC-Americas Awards Banquet the following day, and took home the coveted Copper Skillet award. Barrington Graham, first cook at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, Toronto, took the Senior Category Copper Skillet…

  • Freeman Audio Visual London wins Consumer Choice Award for third consecutive year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by London consumers and the local business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for three years 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 Freeman Audio Visual has continued to provide over the past year,”…

  • So what can business managers learn from Donald Trump?

    The long electoral process seems to be moving towards its conclusion. It looks as if Donald Trump will secure the presidential nomination of the Republican Party. Many observers have commented on the raucous and surprising nature of the campaign. Perhaps several recent larger trends that Mr. Trump has capitalized on make it not so surprising however. It might be worthwhile for commercial enterprises, institutions and individuals to ask themselves what can they learn from the Trump phenomenon. The 20th century…

  • 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…

  • Canadian Chef Barrington Graham named IACC-Americas finalist for global competition

    Four chefs from International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) Canadian- and U.S.-member properties recently competed for the IACC-Americas Chapter Copper Skillet at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. This competition was stage two in the culinary competition, where two junior and two senior chefs from Canada and the United States competed to represent the Americas’ spots at the IACC Global Copper Skillet Final at the IACC-Americas Connect conference this April in New York City. Canadian Chef Barrington Graham, first cook St.…

  • Five habits of hyper-productive people

    Do you ever feel like someone you know can get more done in three hours than you can in an entire day? It’s not that he or she has some hidden supernatural powers. It’s that this hyper-productive person has some habits that definitely provide an advantage when it comes to working smarter and achieving more in less time. Here are five secret habits of the hyper-productive to adopt to get more out of your day. Take breaks – Constantly working doesn’t…

  • Meeting Planner Profile: Leanne Andrecyk, Managing Partner, ZedEvents

    Present: ZedEvents Great Productions Past: Halifax Chamber of Commerce, RBC Royal Bank, TD Bank Expertise: Creative development Specialty: Operational systems Tell us about yourself: I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I love to travel (near and far). I actually enjoy elementary Christmas concerts, and I live for summer, or a hint of summer, via a southern get-away! Tell us about your work: As Managing Partner of ZedEvents I am responsible for the overall…

  • 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…

  • AV staffing standards: Three key areas to address with your event’s AV team

    By Jordan Benson When planning a corporate event, image is key. But what happens when your AV staff don’t live up to basic service standards? Audio visual support was once a skill set for a very specialized event management discipline where value was placed on technical knowledge. Now, AV support is necessary across the event board — demos at convention centres, presentations at corporate meetings in hotel conference rooms, video connections for weddings where relatives cannot attend, and even memorial…

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