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The International Centre Names Co-COOs to Replace Retiring CEO

June 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The International Centre‘s vice-president, Trevor Graham and its chief financial officer, Dany Lester, will take on the roles of co-chief operating officers when the facility’s long-time chief executive officer Michael Prescott retires at the end of this month. Prescott has headed


St. John's Convention Centre Names New Executive Chef

June 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Jeremy McKinnon has been appointed executive chef for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC), reports Centerplate and St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. “Chef Jeremy has created culinary masterpieces throughout Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, and Lake Louise, as well internationally


Wall Centre Hotels Adds to Sales Team

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Lee Meller has been appointed regional director of MICE, tour and travel for the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport. Meller’s career developed out of his love for travel and skiing. Born in Bognor Regis,


FMAV Names New General Manager, Atlantic Canada

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Broadcast production veteran Henrick Strait-Hinnerichsen has been named the new general manager, Atlantic Canada at FMAV. Strait-Hinnerichsen brings over 20 years of expertise in broadcast production, operations management, marketing and business strategies, with the last 10 years focused on operational


Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Appoints New Director of Marketing Canada

June 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Jeanette Faria as its director of marketing in Canada. Faria, president of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the


Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Names AV Partner

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

FMAV has been named as the exclusive in-house audio visual partner for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC).  “We’re thrilled to formalize our relationship with the CTCC team and look forward to partnering with such a progressive thinking facility,” said Bill


Sheraton Names Directors of Sales at Toronto and Montreal Properties

April 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto and Le Centre Sheraton Montréal have named new directors of sales and marketing. Jennifer Kazlauskis has joined the sales team at Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto.  She has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry,


Westin Prince, Toronto Names New GM

April 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gerry Chase, president and COO  of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, has announced that Didier Dolivet has been named general manager of the 395-room Westin Prince, Toronto. A career hotelier, Dolivet most recently was the hotel manager for the Westin


Wall Centre Adds to Sales Team

April 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Amy Parmley has joined the sales team at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, as regional senior sales manager. Parmley has extensive experience in the city’s hospitality industry, having held roles in hotel operations


GES to Provide Customs Brokerage Services at MTCC

April 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has selected GES Canada as its official service provider for customs brokerage services. Since 1999, GES has streamlined the customs process for many planners, exhibitors and facilities across Canada. As the official supplier for


Vancouver Convention Centre Appoints New Director of Sales

April 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Vancouver Convention Centre  has appointed Michelle Leroux as its new director of sales following an extensive recruitment search across North America. Leroux joins the convention Ccentre with 20 years of experience leading sales teams at five hotel properties across


Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Welcomes New GM

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Ron Pellerine has been appointed general manager of  the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. Pellerine joins the hotel from the 317-room Langham Hotel, Boston where he served as general manager from 2015 to March 2017. Pellerine brings a wealth of knowledge and