INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS

Business Events contribute over 30$B to the economy and support over 341,00 jobs. Over 100 CEOs, Presidents and other meetings industry executives have signed on to show their support for the Meetings Mean Business Canada advocacy coalition.

 

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Airlines / Rail / Transportation

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

WestJet

Reggie Lang

Manager Business Development-Groups 

Conventions & Incentive Travel

Air Canada

Kathryn Mollenhauer
Manager, Business Development -Meetings & Events

Supporters

Porter Airlines Inc.

Association / Destination / Event / Meeting Management Companies

Supporters

Association and Events Management

Michael Dargavel, CEM

Vice President

Base Consulting & Management Inc.

Ruth Abrahamson

CEO

Bond Association Management

Shari Bricks

Owner

Essentient Association Management & Events

Constance Wrigley-Thomas

Owner/CEO

Fletcher Wright Associates Inc

Leslie Wright

President

Funnel Communications

Anthony Laycock

President

HRG North America

Isabella Bell

Vice President

Intuitive Conferences & Events Inc.

Shannon Byck / David Drover

Managing Partners

Managing Matters Inc.

Jenny Faucher

President & CEO

MCI Canada

Juliano Lissoni

Managing Director

Metracon Travel Group Inc.

John Crowe

President

MS Productions

Milena Santoro

President & CEO

ProPlan Conferences & Events

Bettyanne Sherrer

Principal

Road Ahead Meetings & Events Inc.

Joe Orecchio

President

SM+i/Strategic Meetings + Incentives

Ellie MacPherson

SVP

Timewise Event Management Inc.

Arlene Schilke

Managing Partner

Downeast Destination Management

Pearleen Mofford

Managing Director

Verney Conference Management

Dustin Rivers

Executive Director

Ontario Nurses' Association

Andrea Bright

Conference and Meeting Planner

360 Events Inc.

Andrea Bright

Conference and Meeting Planner

Pacific Destination Services Inc.

Joanne Burns Millar

President & Owner

Baily Event Management Inc.

Christine Baily

Principal

Big Picture Conferences Inc

Orie Berlasso

Managing Director

ConferSense Planners, Inc.

Chuck E. Schouwerwou

President & Principal Meeting Planner

Cantrav Services Inc.

Matthew Coyne

COO

Event Specialists

Mahoganey Jones

Owner & Principal Planner

Fifth Element Group

Aaron Kaufman

President

Greenfield Services Inc.

Meagan Rockett

President

Intertask Conferences / JPdL Ottawa

Paul Akehurst

Managing Director

International Political Science Association

Joanne St-Pierre

World Congress & Events Director

Golden Planners Inc.

Phil Ecclestone

President

Meeting Encore Ltd

Jennifer Glynn / Joe Nishi

Managing Partners

Meridican

Terry Manion

Executive Vice President

PRIME Strategies Inc.

Jonathan Buchwald

President

Redstone Agency Inc.

Carly Silberstein

CEO

Strauss Event & Association Management

Jonathan Strauss

President

The Wright Solution (Event Management Inc.)

Katherine Wright

President

Diversified Communications

Steve Dempsey

General Manager, Canada

Zzeem, Inc.

Jonathan Roberts

Partner

Destinations International 

Don Welsh 

President & CEO

AMC Institute Canadian Chapter

Constance Wrigley-Thomas

Owner/CEO

Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives

Shelley Macdonald

Executive Director

CNT Management Group

Claire Bélanger-Parker

President & CEO

Audio Visual / Logistics / Production / Trade Show Companies

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

Freeman Audio Visual Canada

Heidi Welker

Vice President, Marketing

PSAV

Rick Naylor

Regional Vice President–Creative Services & Industry Partnerships

GES

Mike Lecour

Executive Vice President - Canada

Freeman Expositions​

Sonia Moffatt

General Manager

Stronco Group

J. Ralph Strachan

President/CEO

Supporters

AV-CANADA

Danny Dobriansky

Co-President

Center Stage AV

Richard Dasrath

President

FMAV

Bill Brown

President & CEO

Streampoint Solutions Inc.

Dharmesh Dayabhai

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Boneyard Event Services, inc.

Kevin Legallais

President

CCR Solutions Inc.

Harry Smith

Account Manager

Mendelssohn Event Logistics

A division of ICECORP Logistics Inc.

Neil Ferrey, Vice President Customs Services

Production Canada 

Todd Skinner

Principal

Bespoke Audio Visual

Kyle Brooks

Chief Executive Officer

Convention Centres & Venues

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Barry Smith

President & CEO

Exhibition Place

Laura Purdy

General Manager, Sales & Event Management

Palais des Congres de Montreal

Robert Mercure​

President and Chief Executive Officer

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Clark Grue

President & CEO

Vancouver Convention Centre

Ken Cretney

President & CEO

Victoria Conference Centre

Miranda Ji, CMP

VP of Sales

Scotiabank Convention Centre and NIagara Falls Business Events

Judy Mahoney

VP Sales and Marketing

Supporters

Calgary Stampede

Greg Newton

Manager, Sales and Event Management

EY Centre

Neill Bales

General Manager

Halifax Convention Centre

Carrie Cussons

President & CEO

Heritage Park

Jeff Hodgson

Manager, Food Services

Palais des congrès de Montréal

Raymond Larivée

President & CEO

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

Drew Fisher

President & CEO

St. John's Convention Centre

Michelle Eagles​

Operations Manager

The Globe and Mail Centre

Natasha Mytnowych

CEO

The Rec Room

Darlene Stewart

Executive Director, Groups & Events

Vancouver Convention Centre

Craig Lehto

General Manager

Cineplex Entertainment LP

Carrie Jackson

Director of Sales

Fredericton Convention Centre

Cathy Pugh

General Manager

London Convention Centre

Lori Da Silva

General Manager & CEO

Prince George Conference and Civic Centre

Myles Tycholis

Manager, Events & Civic Centre

Shaw Centre

Nina Kressler

President & CEO

Spruce Meadows

Stavroula Kangles

Senior Manager, Special Event Services

The International Centre

Trevor Graham

CEO

The Westin Calgary

Arjun Channa

General Manager

TCU Place

Bob Korol

CEO

Ottawa Venues

Ilana Sokolovski​

Corporate Events & Account Manage

Winsport

John Francis, Director marketing, Communications & Sponsorship

Destination Marketing Organisations

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

Tourism Toronto

Tara Gordon

Vice President, Business Events

Tourism Winnipeg

Karen Goossen 

Vice President 

Supporters

Discover Halifax

Ross Jefferson

President & CEO

Edmonton Tourism

Maggie Davison

Vice President

Niagara Falls Business Events

Judy Mahoney

VP, Sales & Marketing

Tourism London

Lynne Gale, CMM

Director of Conventions

Tourisme Montréal

Yves Lalumière

President & CEO

Tourism Vancouver

Ty Speer

President, CEO

Business Events Victoria & Victoria Conference Centre

Miranda Ji​, CMP

VP of Sales

Meetings & Conventions PEI

Ann Worth

Executive Director

Discover Saint John

Victoria Clarke

Executive Director

Events Cape Breton

Jennifer Shebib

Executive Director

Meetings + Conventions Calgary

Dave Sclanders

Executive Director

Ottawa Tourism

Michael Crockatt

President & CEO

Tourism Whistler

Barrett Fisher

President & CEO

Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corp.

Minto Schneider

CEO

Tourism Revelstoke

Megan Tabor

Marketing Manager

Destination St. John's

Krista Cameron

Director of Sales

Hotel Properties, Management/Ownership, Sales/Representation Organizations

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

Marriott Hotels of Canada

Laura Pallotta 

Regional Vice President Sales and Marketing

Supporters

Hotels Red Deer

Karen Kitchen

Executive Director

Tremblant Resort Association

Marie-Chantal Thibault

Sales manager, Groups & Conference

Regina Hotel Association

Tracy Fahlman

President & CEO

Accor Hotels

Edwin Frizzell

Regional Vice-President, Accor Hotels Central Canada & General Manager, Fairmont Royal York

Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels

Karen Chalmers

Executive Director

Meetings Industry Associations, Coalitions & Organizations

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

Convention Centres of Canada

Cathy Pugh

Chair

PCMA

Sherrif Karamat

Chief Operation Officer

Destinations International

Don Welsh

CEO & President

Financial Supporters Under $5,000

CanSPEP – Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners

Carly Silberstein, CEO of Redstone Agency

CAEM - Canadian Association of Exposition Management

Heidi MacRae

Director of Trade Shows & Events, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association.

PCMA Canada East Chapter – Professional Convention Management Association

François Brunet, President

CAPS – Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

Suzanne F. Stevens, National President 2017

MPI Toronto Chapter – Meeting Professionals International

Sandra Moniz, President

SITE Canada – Society of Incentive Travel Excellence

Diane Alexander, President

MPI Foundation

Jennifer Beatty

2018 Chair

Supporters

ADMEI – Association of Destination Management Executives International

Fran Rickenbach, Executive Vice President

CSAE – Canadian Society of Association Executives

Tracy Folkes Hanson, President & CEO

ILEA – International Live Events Association Canada

Carol Ford, Association Manager

MPI Montréal/Québec Chapter

Marie-France Watson

President

MPI Greater Calgary Chapter

Jade Marage

President

TIAO – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

Beth Potter

President & CEO

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

Rick Traer

CEO

DMAC – Destination Marketing Association of Canada

Maggie Davidson, Chair

HAC – Hotel Association of Canada

Susie Grynol

President

MPI Greater Edmonton Chapter

Arlene Schilke

President

PCMA Canada West Chapter – Professional Convention Management Association

Jo-Anne Rockwood, President

Hotel Association of Greater Edmonton

Ike Janacek

President

Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO)

Joanna Thommee

VP, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Media

Financial Supporters Over $5,000

Ignite & ADRENALIN Magazines

Debbie van der Beek and Richard Elliott

Co-Publishers

Supporters

MediaEdge Communications Inc.

Chuck Nervick

Senior Vice President

NewCom Media Inc.

Joe Glionna 

President

Other Meetings Industry Services

Supporters

EventMobi

Kristy Sadler

CMO

GainingEdge

Paul Vallee

Executive Consultant – Americas

Planner Protect Inc.

Heather Reid

Founder & CEO

Simpleview

Rich Reasons

President

VAT IT

Dean Swift

Vice President Sales & Marketing

The Idea Factory

Ed Bernacki

Conference Designer

Reznick Event Carpets

Anna Rocoski 

Marketing Manager 

HLT Advisory

Matthew Klas

Director

Meeting Escrow Inc.

Grant Snider

President & CEO

National Speakers Bureau

Theresa Beenken

CEO

PROLINK Insurance

Derrick Leue

President

Tourism Economics

Adam Sacks

President

Venuetown Inc.

Jacqueline Gilna​

CEO​

FLOOR13

John C. Dunn

President  

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