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Chelsea Hotel Staffer Receives HAC Inspiring Hotelier Award

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Shalin Parikh, health and wellness manager at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is the 2017 winner of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Inspiring Hotelier Award. Parikh received the award at the HAC Conference on February, 7, 2018. He was honoured


Beanfield Centre Receives Award

January 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place has been awarded the Toronto’s Choice Award from, an events industry planning website serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Toronto’s Choice Award from Eventsource recognizes the top five percent of special event industry


Québec City CC Magazine Takes Top Honour at Industry Marketing Awards

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre’s magazine, Québec Centre, received the top honour in the Best Brochure category at the 2017 Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA). The award was accepted by Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard during


Two Canadians Make PCMA 2018 "20 in Their Twenties" Class

September 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

  Two Canadians—Samantha Mele and Andrew Sykes—have been named to the Professional Convention Management Association’s “20 in their Twenties” Class of 2018. Mele is a Toronto-based proposal and product developer for JPdL, a leading DMC and convention/event organizer. Sykes is


Hosts Global Tops with Maritz Travel

September 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts) received the 2017 Supplier of the Year award in the large destination management company (DMC) category from Maritz Travel, one of the world’s leading event management companies. Karen Christensen, CMP, vice-president of global sales for Hosts and


Skytrax Names Air Canada Top Carrier in North America

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada has once again been named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show. It is the sixth time in eight years Canada’s flag carrier has received the honour, which


Campbell River Comfort Inn Receives Top Choice Hotels Honour

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Comfort Inn & Suites in Campbell River, BC, received the International Hotel of the Year Award for the Comfort brand at Choice Hotels International’s 63rd  annual convention in Las Vegas. Partner and general manager Jonathan Shead was on hand


Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre Employee Recognized for Venue Engineering

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jan Szabat, director of Engineering Services for Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre, has been recognized by Venues Today Magazine, Venue Solutions Group and the Venue Operations Summit Board of Advisors for excellence in venue management. The award recognizes one engineer working


FMAV Wins Live Music Industry Award

April 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

FMAV was named AV Production Company of the Year at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector. “It’s truly an honour to


Regina Doubletree Wins Housekeeping Award

April 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Doubletree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina has won the 2016 Housekeeping Award of Excellence, beating out more than 300 hotels in the Americas for the honour. “All of us are extremely proud to be recognized for the efforts


bb Blanc Wins Best Tech Support Honour

April 12, 2017 by Lori Smith

bb Blanc received the Best Technical Support for an Event award at the 2017 Canadian Event Industry Awards Ceremony, which was held March 30th in Toronto. The audiovisual service provider received the award for its third-time production of the Honda of Canada


Centennial College Wins Best Event Award

April 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Centennial College’s “Paint the Town Green” celebration won the “Best Event Produced for a Corporation by an In-house Team” award at the Canadian Event Industry Awards Gala, held last week in Vaughan, ON. To mark Centennial’s 50th anniversary last fall,