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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: June 2015

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Stagevision Joins Forces in a Partnership with Cerise Fine Catering and Centreplate Hospitality as Official Audio Visual Equipment Supplier for the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place
This facility on the grounds of Exhibition Place, with a total of 160,000 square feet of meeting space, is an addition to the Stagevision portfolio of properties. The main ballroom with a capacity of 44,000 square feet can host events upwards of 4,000 for meetings. For more information, contact Chris Siedel, Director of Sales, Audio Visual Services, Stagevision Inc., at

Nina Kressler Joins Shaw Centre
The Board of Directors of Shaw Centre announced the appointment of Nina Kressler as President and CEO, effective June 1, 2015. The Shaw Centre was founded as the Ottawa Congress Centre in 1983. A new facility was constructed in2009-2011 and was renamed the Ottawa Convention Centre, opening in April 2011. In October 2014, the OCC and Shaw Communications entered in a 10-year partnership, rebranding the OCC as the Shaw Centre. For more information, contact Sylvie Carbonneau, Director, Marketing & Communications, at

Noel Buckley to Leave Ottawa Tourism to Join Scotiabank Convention Centre
Geoff Publow, Chair of Ottawa Tourism, announced that Noel Buckley, the President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism, will leave the organization in mid-July, after seven and a half years at the helm of the destination marketing organization. For more information, contact Jantine Van Kregten, Director of Communications, at

Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls has announced the appointment of Noel Buckley as President and General Manager of the region’s largest conventions and meetings facility. He will start his new role in July. For more information, contact Hector Ibarra, Manager, Marketing & Creative Services, at

Freeman Names Sonia Moffatt Toronto General Manager
Freeman has announced that Sonia Moffatt has been named general manager of its Toronto branch, effective July 1. Moffatt will be responsible for overseeing the successful operation of all branch departments including warehouse and show-site operations, customer service, sales and administration. She will report to Freeman’s senior vice president in Canada, Barbara Baird. For more information, contact Heidi Welker at 905-366-9232.


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