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    Industry Profile: Laura Purdy

      Toronto’s Exhibition Place general manager Laura Purdy is a well-known leader in Canada’s exhibition and event management industry. Although working in the industry was not initially her plan, she has built a successful career over 35 years. “Convention centre management is a rewarding, exciting, and challenging career, where no day is ever the same,” she says. “Our team provides service delivery to multiple events, meetings, and exhibitions each week – all year long, and we have a unique opportunity…

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    Exhibition Place is Rainbow Registered

      Exhibition Place has received the prestigious Rainbow Registered accreditation by the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized with the Rainbow Registered Accreditation,” says Laura Purdy, general manager of Exhibition Place. “For us, this achievement is not just a recognition but a testament to our continued dedication towards inclusivity and creating safe, welcoming spaces for everyone in our community. We firmly believe in celebrating diversity and this accreditation validates our efforts and…

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    Exhibition Place GM to Lead UFI Chapter

      Exhibition Place’s Laura Purdy has been appointed as the inaugural chair of the newly established North American chapter of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) together with vice chairs Kim Carcone from the Toy Association (U.S.A) and Pepe Navarro from Tarsus/Informa (Mexico). This announcement was made during the 90th UFI Global Congress in Las Vegas, the largest annual gathering in the exhibition industry. UFI will work with MAD Event Management, a trade show management company led by president…

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    Exhibition Place Signs Sustainable Pledge

      Exhibition Place has signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, joining a global movement of businesses committed to creating a sustainable future for the tourism industry. This pledge demonstrates Exhibition Place’s commitment to improving the sustainability performance of its business between now and 2030 in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Exhibition Place plans to amplify its sustainability performance by enhancing annual targets for all aspects of the venue’s operations – from infrastructure developments all the way to how…

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    Exhibition Place Reopens With Two Events

      Exhibition Place has reopened for the first time, since the start of the pandemic, with two events: the One of a Kind Show and the Polar Winter Festival, which debuts for the first time at the Toronto venue. “Exhibition Place is set to safely welcome back events that help drive tourism and economic impact into the community and City’s economy, from conferences, conventions, consumer and tradeshows, serving as a gathering place for all to enjoy,” said Exhibition Place general…

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    Sky Bridge Opens at Exhibition Place

      Sky Bridge, the first glass-enclosed walkway of its kind in Exhibition Place, has officially opened. The pedestrian connection at Exhibition Place in Toronto provides a second-level link between the Beanfield Conference Centre and Hotel X Toronto over Newfoundland Road. “The opening of the Sky Bridge at Exhibition Place marks a significant milestone as we work towards achieving an exciting vision for the future. We are enhancing access to Exhibition Place’s historic and landmark buildings, landscapes, and features that provide…

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  • Futuristic Venue Slated for Toronto’s CNE Grounds

    Toronto’s Exhibition Place will be the site of a new entertainment venue and hotel complex, according to plans revealed by Overactive Media. Designed by Populous, the futuristic building will deliver an iconic architectural presence along the city’s waterfront and reflect a modern expression of a new age theatre for sports and entertainment. “The design was neither conceived as a sports arena nor an opera house; rather, a new typology that creates a merger of the old and the new,” says…

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