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Meetings + Incentive Travel Names New Publisher

Christine Giovis has been named publisher of Meetings + Incentive Travel Group. Her appointment is effective June 16, 2014.

Christine GiovisAs publisher, Giovis will be responsible for Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) magazine, M+IT Buyers’ Guide,, M+IT Hall of Fame as well as M+IT University and IncentiveWorks, the Canadian MICE industry’s leading trade show and conference.

“Christine is bringing a strong work ethic and truly innovative approach to building revenue to M+IT,” says Alex Papanou, vice-president, Publishing, Business Information Group (BIG). “We know that she’ll be making a significant contribution to the group and to the meetings and incentive travel industry.”

Giovis has worked in the publishing field for 19 years, the last seven of which have been at BIG, Canada’s largest B2B publisher. She comes to M+IT from Canadian Underwriter, the country’s leading insurance industry publication and one of BIG’s flagship magazines, where she currently holds the position of national accounts manager. She is the only two-time winner of BIG’s top sales performance award.

Meetings + Incentive Travel and IncentiveWorks work in tandem to educate, connect and elevate the Canadian MICE community,” says Robin Paisley, general manager, IncentiveWorks. “Christine’s dynamic personality and strong publishing background makes her a perfect fit for the team as we continue to grow our product and service offering.”

“I’m very privileged to be leading the most important publication in this industry,” says Giovis. “I hope that my insight and experience will further enhance the profile of a wonderful team and the great products that we offer.”

As of Monday, June 16, 2014, Giovis can be reached at 416.510.5226; email: