People & Profiles

  • How to manage your online reputation

    Between the rise of social networks, cloud apps, and 24/7 wireless connected solutions, online reputation management is now an essential topic to keep in mind when managing a personal or professional online brand. Luckily for meeting planners and industry vendors, maintaining a positive and professional image needn’t be as difficult as it seems – even in an age where access to virtually anything you could want to know about anyone or anything is just a click or tap away. Below,…

  • IACC-Americas names champions in Canadian Copper Skillet competition

    Seven chefs from IACC-member properties across Canada gathered to compete for the coveted Canadian Copper Skillet at the NAV Centre, where the winners edged one step closer to the International Copper Skillet Competition finale to be held this April at IACC-Americas Connect. “The Canadian competition has previously been held in Toronto,” said Ian Bentley, the NAV Centre’s director of conference services and food and beverage. “This year we wanted to represent Cornwall and our region of Canada, though it’s a…

  • Daryl Kerr named Chef of the Year by the Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks

    The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks, a branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation, is proud to honour Corporate Chef Daryl Kerr of Great Events Group with the coveted Chef of the Year award. Daryl Kerr receives the 2016 award based on exhibiting an inspiring passion for his craft, an unending pursuit of creativity and a commitment to promoting the local food industry in Calgary. For over ten years, Daryl has performed as the Corporate Chef for Great Events Group, a food and…

  • Seven basic business fears and how to overcome them

    Do you think the secret to succeeding in life is to take fewer risks and play it safe? Guess again. As new research by the creators of the bestselling book Make change work for you demonstrates, it actually pays to be bolder, more courageous, and more willing to put yourself out there on the personal and professional fronts – that risky is the new safe, so to speak. But as interviews with scores of leading business researchers, self-made successes, and…

  • MPI and GBTA Foundation recognize CMM recipients from Norfolk 2016 class, announce destinations for 2017 programs

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 37 meeting and travel professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 class. Also, the associations are planning to offer two programs in Palm Springs, Calif., and Reno, Nev., this year. “We cannot be more pleased with the strong interest the CMM Program has received from our global community,” said Paul Van…

  • PCMA Education Foundation announces the 2017 lifetime achievement honorees

    Carol Krugman, Martin Balogh and Barry Smith will be honored at the 2017 Visionary Awards on May 3rd 2017 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. Over 1,000 industry professionals will gather this spring at the 2017 Visionary Awards to honor these luminaries’ extraordinary contributions. The reimagined format which debuted in 2016 will continue in 2017.  Attendees will experience an Oscars-like evening with red carpet arrival, awards show, and after party, hosted by the PCMA Education Foundation and presented in partnership…

  • Freeman Audio Visual’s Heidi Welker receives PCMA CE President’s Award

    Heidi Welker, VP Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Award from the Professional Convention Management Association Canada East Chapter at this year’s Canadian Innovation Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Heidi Welker was recognized for her ability to bring people together and lead high performing teams that drive results. As President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter from 2012-2014 and her many years of service before that, Heidi was renowned for bringing members together and…

  • Announcing winners of the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

    The Ontario tourism industry’s best and brightest were celebrated at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at The Westin Ottawa. The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence recognize industry successes by acknowledging those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. “The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence celebrate our industry’s top achievements. We’re proud to recognize these achievements—and the individuals who bring them to fruition—each year as part of the Ontario Tourism Summit,” says…

  • Trump shock: What can we learn from the U.S. election?

    The U.S. presidential election is finally over. Since Donald Trump descended the escalator of the Trump Tower on June 16 of last year to announce his candidacy for President of the United States, there have been a stunning series of unforeseen events. All the old rules are now obsolete. These events seem to conclude that the experts are never right. Long-held assumptions are rendered baseless. Hopes have become fears and fears have become hopes. Now the pundits and party leaders…

  • Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Brian Stevens, CEO of Conference Direct, will assume the role of chair of the MPI Board of Directors; he has been an active member of MPI since 1985. Jim Russell, Executive Vice President, Sales at…

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