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    Mason Leads CEMA As Vice President

      Brian Mason is the new vice president, strategy and operations at Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA). A longtime CEMA member and former advisory board member, Mason will lead the CEMA team and collaboratively work with the CEMA advisory board to execute CEMA’s vision and lead growth initiatives, including brand marketing, new program development, events, membership growth and retention, and ongoing community engagement. “Strategic event leaders today play a key role in driving key KPIs for companies across all industries,”…

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    Ferrigno Adds CFO to Destination Canada Role

      Destination Canada (DC) announced that Meaghan Ferrigno has added the title of chief financial officer (CFO) to her existing role as chief data and analytics officer (CDAO). Ferrigno came to DC with an exceptional range of expertise – including Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations, an MBA in Management Technology, a risk & project management designation, plus years of previous experience in financial management. Over the past two years with Destination Canada, Meaghan led DC’s data and research…

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    Sanchez Named New GBTA Canada Lead

      Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that Janette Acosta Sanchez has been named to lead GBTA Canada, effective immediately. Reporting to Cristina Scott, SVP Americas, Sanchez will have responsibility for the continued growth and success of GBTA’s membership, advocacy and volunteer programs in Canada. As country director-Canada, she now oversees the bringing together of constituents and focus areas at multiple Canadian events throughout each year, culminating in the annual GBTA Canada Conference, which GBTA is hosting this year…

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  • Streampoint Welcomes Chad Blaise

      Streampoint, a marketing technology company specializing in events, has appointed Chad Blaise as its new chief executive officer (CEO). With more than 10 years of expertise spearheading event technology ventures for industry giants, Blaise’s career spans pivotal roles at Microsoft, Event Farm, Bizzabo, and Stova. Renowned as a visionary leader, he brings a wealth of experience to Streampoint. “The board unanimously agrees that Chad embodies the quintessential qualities to steer Streampoint towards unprecedented growth and prosperity,” stated Dharmesh Dayabhai, board…

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  • GES Appoints New GM in Toronto

      Paul Burke is the new general manager of GES in Toronto. He will assume his new role on February 20, 2024. With an exceptional career and remarkable service expertise, Burke brings along a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to the GES team. With more than 10 years at Air Canada, he held various positions, ranging from customer service to scheduling and facility planning as well as managing resource systems where he successfully implemented new practices and procedures. Subsequently,…

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  • Andrew Siegwart Named TIAO President

      The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) announced the appointment of Andrew Siegwart as its new president and CEO, effective January 21, 2024. Siegwart, a seasoned professional with a proven track record in leadership, advocacy, and community development in tourism and related sectors, will lead the organization into a new era of growth and innovation. “Andrew’s leadership, advocacy skills, and commitment to community development make him the ideal choice to lead our organization forward,” said Rebecca Mackenzie, chair of…

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  • Marriott Names VP, Canada Operations

      Marriott International announced that Paul Cahill has been appointed senior vice president, Canada operations, effective February 2024. Cahill will succeed Don Cleary, who will be retiring after more than 34 years with Marriott. Cahill currently serves as area vice president, Canada, Marriott International, where he is responsible for driving both topline and bottom-line results for all Managed by Marriott hotels and all brands in Canada. In his new role, he will serve as a member of the U.S. and…

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    Tourism Calgary CEO Retiring

      Tourism Calgary chief executive officer Cindy Ady is retiring after 10 years of successfully elevating Calgary’s profile as a year-round global tourism destination. Ady’s retirement marks the end of an astonishing era of growth and change for tourism in Calgary and signals the beginning of Tourism Calgary’s next remarkable phase and a comprehensive search process for a new CEO. The organization has undergone significant positive changes under Ady’s leadership, expanding its focus from just marketing to long-term industry development – growing its…

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  • Beck Departs Destination Toronto

      Destination Toronto’s president and CEO Scott Beck has announced his departure from the organization, effective October 28, to join San Francisco Travel as its new president and CEO. Beck will succeed Joe D’Alessandro, who will retire in December after nearly 18 years at the helm. Since arriving at Destination Toronto almost four years ago, Beck has been a passionate and dedicated advocate for the city and growing its visitor economy. Before joining Destination Toronto, Beck served as president and…

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  • Manon Dicaire Recognized as Top Leader

      Manon Dicaire, Creative Group senior vice president, business development Canada was awarded The Top 50 Women Leaders of Toronto for 2023 by Women We Admire. The women who are selected hold great power in shaping their organizations. Their contributions are pivotal in promoting teamwork and long-lasting growth and development within their teams. “We are thrilled that Manon was chosen as the recipient of this esteemed award,” said Glenn Darlington, EVP, business development, at Creative Group. “Manon has been a guiding light in our Toronto office,…

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