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Meeting Encore Welcomes New Regional Director

Lori Wagner

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 Charters Department at Porter Airlines. Previously, she worked to establish Travel Alberta’s presence in eastern Canada, and has worked in sales for Fairmont Hotels and Westmount Hospitality.

“We pride ourselves on building a team that has extensive industry experience. Lori is a well-respected industry professional with skills that will complement our team,” says Joe Nishi, managing partner, Meeting Encore.

“Her passion for the industry and the respect she has earned from her peers is something we have always admired in Lori,” adds Jenn Glynn, managing partner, Meeting Encore. “She believes in long-term relationships on both the customer and supplier side, which is a core belief of our team.”

“I have known and respected Joe, Jenn and the entire Meeting Encore team for many years,” says Lori. “I am beyond trilled to now officially join the Meeting Encore family!”

Away from the office, Wagner is a runner, golfer, and hockey and soccer Mom. She and her husband Lee have two children, Chelsea and Preston. Lori and Lee are entrepreneurial by nature, with Lee managing Steak+Sushi, their Byward Market restaurant.

Wagner officially joins Meeting Encore on January 15th, but she invites members of the industry to reach out to her prior to that date. She can be contacted at

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