Meetings Canada



Centerplate at BC Place Receives Top Sports Venue Award

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The onsite hospitality team at Vancouver’s BC Place is this year’s winner of the Best Sports Venue Award from Centerplate, a catering and hospitality services provider with more than 100 sports venue partners across North America and the United Kingdom.


WestJet Encore Wins Bombardier Reliability Award

April 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet Encore has been named a winner in the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s 2017 Airline Reliability Performance Awards, a program that recognizes operators of Bombardier’s Q-Series turboprops and CRJ regional jets that have achieved at least 99 per cent dispatch reliability


Canadian Named Smart Meetings' Rising Star

March 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

Engagement Unlimited is proud to announce that Jenny Stanfield, CMP, the company’s director of sales and marketing, has been named a 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards winner in the Rising Star category. Designed to honour and celebrate top-performing women in


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