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Winnipeg's RBC Convention Centre Names New CEO

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Following a lengthy search, the board of directors of Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre has announced that Drew Fisher will be the new president and CEO of the centre, effective March 15, 2018. Fisher will take over the post from Klaus

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Quebec City Convention Centre Appoints New Exec Chef

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, have announced the appointment of Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier as new executive chef of the convention centre, the biggest event-driven kitchen in Québec City. “Taking over the kitchens

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Discover Halifax Names New Vice-President, Sales

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Michelle Brenton has been named the new vice-president of sales for Discover Halifax. She brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience, including 10 years in a senior leadership role with BC Hydro. “With extensive experience leading regional and national

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Kastner Promoted to Senior Director at SAP Global Marketing

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nicola Kastner, CMP, CMM, has been appointed senior director of event strategy at SAP Global Marketing. The promotion, which was effective January 15, 2018, highlights Kastner’s depth of experience executing end-to-end event strategies, capturing new audiences and driving accelerated business growth.

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Chelsea Hotel Adds to Executive Management Team

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, has announced the appointment of two new members to its executive management team—Todd Baril as director of food & beverage and Jeff Park as director of rooms. Park is a driven hotelier and strategic leader with 11 years

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SITE Names New Chief Excellence Officer

January 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

Didier Scaillet is SITE’s new chief excellence officer (CEO), effective February 1, 2018. In October, a search committee comprised of Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) board members and Foundation trustees undertook an extensive global search to identify a replacement

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Vancouver Convention Centre VP Takes on Role of 2018 PCMA Board Chair

January 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Claire Smith, vice-president of sales and marketing for the Vancouver Convention Centre, started her term as chairperson of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Board of Directors on January 10, the final day of the association’s  2018 Convening Leader conference.

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AV-Canada Names New Account Exec

January 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Tammy Bradley, CMP has joined AV-Canada as a senior account executive. She brings 20 years of AV experience to the position. Bradley graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Technical Theatre Production, a course of study

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PCMA Announces Staff Promotions

January 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the promotions of Jennifer Kingen Kush to vice-president and Alison Milgram to director of events. Kingen Kush will continue to retain her role as executive director of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute and

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Meeting Encore Welcomes New Regional Director

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Lori Wagner will be joining the Meeting Encore family as regional director based in Ottawa, beginning January 15, 2018. Wagner has 22 years of business events experience. In her most recent role, she was instrumental in creating the Groups and

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MPI Names Names New Sales Leader for Canada and Beyond

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has appointed Julie Holmen as its director of business development covering Canada, Europe and Asia, effective December 4, 2017. Based in Toronto, Holmen will be responsible for revenue generation and management of strategic partnerships for the

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JW Marriott Brand Names Wellness Ambassador

December 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has partnered with health and wellness leader Nora Tobin, who will serve as the luxury brand’s wellness ambassador. Tobin is a model, certified personal trainer, and health and a wellness influencer, who has advised five-star