Edmontonian wins national event industry award

event industry awardLocal businessman Brent Taylor bestowed with Canada’s highest honour at the 2018 Canadian Event Industry Awards.

Timewise Event Management’s managing partner Brent Taylor received national recognition at the 21st Annual Canadian Event Industry Awards hosted in Toronto on March 21, 2018. He was selected from among numerous nominations and five finalists in the Event Professional of the Year category, the most prestigious and coveted of the awards.

Taylor was recognized for his contributions to the meeting and event industry. Working with his business partner Arlene Schilke, who founded Timewise in 1999, they built it into a leading conference and corporate event management firm. “I am so grateful and honoured to receive this recognition,” says Taylor. “I work in an industry I love and with so many talented people that I cannot imagine doing anything else.”

After 25 years, Taylor continues to be actively involved in the industry. He has achieved the highest industry designations of CMP and CMM. He was recently appointed to the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International, the world’s largest association of meeting and event professionals with a global community of 60,000 across 19 countries. He is one of few Canadians to receive this appointment. Taylor also sits on numerous advisory boards, contributes to industry publications, and mentors the next generation of event professionals.

The Event Professional of the Year award is given to a person who inspires others to achieve event success, who stands out from the crowd by having made exceptional contributions to the industry, and operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment, and professional integrity. This person shows exemplary performance in their discipline, have contributed to the growth and development of the industry and have gone above and beyond client and peer expectations and have raised the bar for those they work with.

Edmonton-based Timewise Event Management Inc. has been a leading event management agency since their inception in 1999. Driven by innovation, they are known for being pioneers in the meeting and event industry. They founded and produce the Edmonton Event Awards and Calgary Events Awards, initiatives to bring the local event communities together. In 2017 they were recognized internationally with an esteemed ILEA Esprit Award for their event awards initiative. In February 2018, Timewise spearheaded GO WEST 2018, the largest annual event in Western Canada for meeting and event professionals.

The Canadian Event Industry Awards are the hallmark of achievement in the Canadian event and meeting industry. The program was established in 1997 as a platform for event and meeting professionals to be recognized and celebrated for their talent, hard work and success. Since its inception, over 676 Canadian professionals have been recognized for their achievements in events and the competition has become a globally recognized symbol of excellence. For more information on the Canadian Event Industry Awards, visit www.canadianeventawards.com.

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