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JPdL Destination Management, A Global Events Partner, welcomes Christopher Black as Sales Manager
JPdL Toronto & Niagara DMC is excited to welcome Christopher Black to their sales and marketing team. Chris comes to JPdL with a background in public relations, most recently with Tourism Toronto’s media relations team. Chris prides himself on his honesty, passion, and hard-work, and looks forward to continuing the JPdL tradition of excellence.For further information contact: Christopher Black, Sales Manager, JPdL Toronto & Niagara, A Global Events Partner Dir: 416-221-5294

Communiqué Incentives Inc. announces new staff appointments
Ardith Freethy, President, is pleased to announce three recent appointments to further enhance the strength of the Communiqué team. Jackie Dunn has been promoted to the new position of Director, Client Services. Jackie has enjoyed an outstanding career over the past twelve years at Communiqué as a Senior Account Manager. She has a wealth of experience in the industry and has managed logistics for countless conferences, meetings, incentives and product launches over the years. In her new role, she will work directly with clients day to day to ensure that their program objectives are consistently met and exceeded. With this change, Susan Minns, formerly Vice President of Client Services, will move to the newly created role of Vice President, Sales. In her new position, Susan will focus on developing business opportunities with both current client and new prospects to position the company as one of the leaders in the industry. Lindsay Rudyk, with Communiqué for three years in an Account Manager role, has recently transitioned to Product Development Manager. Lindsay will use her creativity and logistics knowledge to source new and innovative program solutions for all clients. More information can be found at

JPdL Destination Management, A Global Events Partner, announces Jocelyne Fleming’s appointment as Creative Services Manager for JPdL Toronto & Niagara
JPdL Toronto & Niagara DMC is excited to announce that Jocelyne Fleming has been promoted to the position of Creative Services Manager for both offices. Jocelyne has played an integral role as Product & Proposal Developer since joining JPdL in April 2012. She looks forward to managing the Creative Services Team, vendor relations, new product development and supporting the Sales Team in the creation of turn-key client solutions. Jocelyne is excited to transition into her new role at the beginning of a very exciting year for JPdL! For further information contact: Jocelyne Fleming, Creative Services Manager, JPdL Toronto & Niagara, A Global Events Partner Dir: 416-221-5679 ext. 234

Metro Toronto Convention Center the first venue in Canada to obtain the designation of a verified Digital Event Center™
The Virtual Edge Institute®, an organization dedicated to advancing engagement around events, meetings, learning and marketing programs through technology and best practices, announced at PCMA’s Convening Leaders that the Metro Toronto Convention Center and the Dallas Convention Center are the first venues in Canada and the United State respectively, to obtain the designation of a verified Digital Event Center™. For more information, go to or

Leslee Bell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Leslee Bell, Founder and Partner at Decor & More Inc. was presented the Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at The Special Event Conference in Chicago on January 18th, 2013.This award comes on the heels of the announcement that Leslee will be transitioning from President and Creative Director into a Partner and Creative Consulting role. Leslee has become known as a visionary in the industry with over 25 years of experience, the last 23 in delivering cutting-edge event designs with the Decor & More Inc. team. In addition, Decor & More Inc. was awarded their first Special Event Gala Award in the category of Best Decor: Budget $50,000-$99,999 for the Alice in Wonderland-themed Daffodil Ball in conjunction with Alison Silcoff Events in Montreal for the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information visit  

The International Centre Expands Complimentary Wireless Solutions
The International Centre’s Conference Centre Grand Lobby has become its newest complimentary wireless hotspot location. In addition to the complimentary Wi-Fi available at Craft Eatery, the Grand Lobby will provide clients and visitors with wireless services for their ever growing online needs. The expanded wireless solutions are part of The International Centre’s ongoing $4.5 million multi-phase renewal plan and renovations slated for completion fall 2013. Combining functionality, versatility and design The International Centre’s renewal plan will enhance client and visitor experience for the over 450 events held annually. For more information visit

Next Generation Takes The Helm at Decor & More Inc. - Bryan Bell named President, Greg Bell Named Vice President
Leslee Bell, President and Chief Creative Officer announced that Decor & More Inc. COO, Bryan Bell, will be promoted to President. Gregory Bell, previously Sales Executive, will be promoted to Vice President. These changes are effective immediately. Bryan, a Queen's University graduate, brings 13 years of experience at Decor & More to his new position as President, the last five of which he has spent as COO. Bryan has previously served as President of the ISES Toronto Chapter. His in-depth knowledge and passion for both the organization and the event industry has primed him to successfully take the helm of Decor & More Inc. Over the years, Greg has developed a keen understanding of the business from the ground up working in both the operations and sales sides of the company. He is looking forward to using this hands-on knowledge to inform his approach to the organization. Leslee’s role in the company will continue as that of partner, advisor, mentor and consultant. For more information visit


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