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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


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


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


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


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


Scotiabank Convention Centre Names New VP Sales & Marketing

December 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Judy Mahoney has been appointed vice-president of sales and marketing for Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCCN), the largest dedicated meetings and events facility in Ontario’s Niagara region. Mahoney will report directly to SCC president and general manager Noel Buckley. “Having held


Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre Announces New GM

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) has announced the appointment of Richard Wong as general manager, effective November 6, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Richard to the EEDC family as the new general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre,” says


Moberg Joins Freeman

September 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

David Campbell, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, has announced the appointment of Hélène Moberg to general manager for Atlantic Canada, effective September 26, 2017. “We are thrilled to be bringing a game-changer like Hélène to


MPI Selects New Executive Director of MPI Foundation

September 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Christine Roberts to serve as executive director of the MPI Foundation. In this role, Roberts will be responsible for setting strategic and financial goals as well as directing fundraising and operational activities for the


MPI Names Temple COO

August 29, 2017 by Lori Smith

  Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has named Darren Temple as its new chief operations officer (COO). Temple previously served as the association’s chief business development officer leading strategic business development and global sales planning. He will continue to report to


Freeman's Welker Promoted to Senior VP Biz Development

August 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Heidi Welker has been promoted to the newly-created position of senior vice-president of Business Development and Industry Partnerships for Freeman Audio Visual Canada. “This new role is truly one Heidi alone created after leading the Marketing Group at Freeman since


GES Announces New GM for Toronto Ops

July 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

Scott Irvine has joined GES as general manager of its Toronto operation. Irvine brings more than 15 years of senior management experience in the logistics industry. Most recently, he was vice president of sales and logistics for transportation and warehousing provider, REMCO.