JPdL Destination Management Group’s parent company, JPdL Multi Management, has purchased outright its subsidiary, JPdL Toronto & Niagara, from Grant Snider, DMCP.
Snider will continue in current role as president of JPdL Toronto & Niagara until January 24, 2014, ensuring a smooth transition of management responsibilities.
“This is an exciting time for JPdL,” said Jean-Paul de Lavison, the company’s founder. “Grant has been my business partner in various capacities since 1998 and played a pivotal role over the years in establishing the JPdL brand as one of the world’s top DMC companies. Grant will be missed by colleagues, clients and supplier partners. Since 2007, he has built an outstanding team and business in Toronto and Niagara, with an envied list of clients including last year’s 16,000-person Microsoft World Partner Conference. His team has won numerous awards, and is one of the few Accredited Destination Management Companies (ADMC) in Canada. We fully intend to continue this positive momentum.”
“I will dearly miss my daily interactions with the best DMC team in the business, the wonderful clients we serve and the amazing industry partners who help us deliver top-notch programs,” says Snider. “I know that the team I built will continue to hold the bar high and delight our clients at every opportunity.”
Snider adds that he’s looking forward to spending some quality time off with family and friends before considering options for his next venture.
A veteran of the hospitality industry, Snider has more than 25 years of hotel and DMC experience. He joined JPdL in 1998, serving in its Montreal office until 2002 and its Quebec office until 2006 before moving to the Toronto and Niagara office in 2007. Actively involved in the meeting and incentive industry, he currently serves of the board of the Assocation of Destination Management Executives International (www.admei.org) as immediate past-president.