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  • GES Toronto Welcomes Robert Halasz

      GES Toronto has a new general manager with the announcement that Robert Halasz is joining the organization. In this new role, Halasz will be focused on growing profitability, developing expert teams, and managing products, services, and production for exhibitions and events in the Greater Toronto Area. Halasz spent the past 30 years in various positions in the exhibitions industry. Throughout his career, he has planned, developed, and executed targeted sales, marketing, business development, customer service, and account management initiatives…

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    Ken Jattan joins GSS Security

    Ken Jattan has joined GSS Security as consultant, special events and crisis management. His extensive knowledge of venues as event spaces is an invaluable addition to the security planning process. With more than 30 years in the exposition and events industry, Jattan’s experience spans across the fields of event management, customs and logistics, and registration and hospitality across Canada and the US. Jattan is an active member of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management  and has volunteered his time on…

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  • Destination Canada Announces New Board Chair

    Liza Frulla is the new board chair of Destination Canada. The CEO and director of Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) was appointed to the position following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. “Ms. Frulla has an excellent track record in the hospitality industry and in the tourism sector as a whole,” said Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, on the day of the announcement. “Her wealth of experience will truly be an asset…

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  • GES Adds Another Member to its Senior Management Team

    GES has a new vice-president of client relations in Mike Haarvei. Haarvei joins the global live events company from Sparks, where he provided leadership and management for healthcare program accounts as vice-president of strategic accounts. “Mike has demonstrated a commitment to understanding the healthcare provider mindset along with a passion for serving client needs and using this knowledge to help clients build engaging and successful programs,” says Terry Campanaro, senior vice-president of GES. “He brings a deep understanding of the…

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