Industry Profiles

  • Meeting Planner Profile: Brent Taylor, CMP, CMM

    Tell us about yourself: I am fascinated by ideas and the possibilities that they bring. I am driven to always look for better ways of doing things. I love to share ideas and knowledge with other people.

  • People of distinction

    Our four planners put in much time and energy making their events shine – now it’s our turn to make them shine. We tip the spotlight on Joel Hock, whose team brought in millions for corporate charities; on Carole Saad, whose team organized events for world leader spouses around the G8 and G20 summits; on Jonathan Buchwald, whose team achieved victory creating 100 events around the Olympics; and on Cyndy Jewett, whose team won two meetings excellence awards.

  • Oliver & Bonacini Events

    With over 15 years of international experience in renowned restaurants, Chef Jamie Meireles is ready for any challenge that an event planner could think of. His career began at the Fairmont Royal York after graduation from George Brown College Chef’s School. From there, he headed to Europe working at Michael Caines at The Royal Clarence and the two-Michelin-starred Relais & Chateaux inn, Gidleigh Park. Returning to Canada, he joined the Liberty Entertainment Group, rising to…

  • Meeting planner profile: Andrea Wagner

    Specialty: Planning logistical details and offering creative and cost effective ways to conduct meetings and events to the management and employees of PMRA while abiding by the policies and procedures set out by Treasury Board.

  • Executive Chef Murray Hall at BMO Institute for Learning

    Growing up in the then-rural community of Salmon Arm B.C., executive chef Murray Hall learned at a very early age the joys of eating and preserving the bountiful produce of the Okanagan Valley. He was practicing the local food philosophy way before it became a buzz word.

  • Meeting planner profile: Jane Davies, Vice president, ZedEvents

    Jane Davies: About eight years ago, Robert Zed and I formed ZedEvents, a conference and events management firm in Halifax. We started off doing local fund raising events, and quickly grew to managing conferences and events throughout the region and into other parts of Canada. We enjoy working with non-profit organizations, government departments and businesses alike – and our focus is always to reveal and then support the hidden strategic purpose of each event we manage.

  • Executive Chef Daniel Schick

    There is not a day at Le Méridien King Edward Hotel that I regret! I have a deep fondness for food and drink and I love what I do. I am loyal and have no plans to ever leave my job! says Executive Chef Daniel Schick.

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