People & Profiles

  • Site Canada announces 2012 Board of Directors

    Site Canada is pleased to announce the election of the 2012 Board of Directors. It comprises a team of proven industry specialists and veterans to continue the strong representation of Site Canada within the Site Global family.

  • 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.

  • Montreal, Mont Tremblant and Charlevoix

    Exciting, creative and passionate are just a few of the words used to describe Montreal, and the joie de vivre of the city is hopelessly hard to contain. From world class hotels, to superb convention and meeting space and a plethora of entertainment options, this city has it all.

  • Hyatt Regency Calgary chef concierge awarded ‘Les Clefs D’or’ Honour

    Brian Rasmuson, Chef Concierge, Hyatt Regency Calgary, has earned Les Clefs d’Or Golden Key badge, recognizing his dedication to maintaining the highest standards of concierge service for guests and travellers. The presentation of the badge (crossed golden keys on each lapel) makes Mr. Rasmuson one of only seven Calgary concierges with this designation.

  • Scandinavian meeting innovation

    Visit Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB invited international forward thinking guests to power-mingle and experience the beauty of Copenhagen early this summer.

  • Select Group Marketing appoints Jan Zandboer as Director, Business Development

    It is with great pleasure that Select Group Marketing announce the appointment of Jan Zandboer, as Director, Business Development. Jan has over 30 years experience in the tourism and hospitality industries including The Netherlands Board of Tourism and The RMR Group as well as marketing various tourist boards, hotels and airlines.

  • Why event planners should ‘start with why’

    The concept is simply this – it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it. Citing examples ranging from Apple and Harley Davidson to Martin Luther King, Simon convincingly argues that the one thing these and other successful organizations and leaders have in common is that they answer the why questions before the who, what, when, where and how questions. This basic distinction permeates everything they do. For their companies and organizations, this can be seen in everything from their corporate culture to their marketing, and their overall strategic direction, vision and purpose.

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