Movers and Shakers

Shannon Bott Appointed Vice President, Base Consulting & Management Inc.
Base Consulting & Management Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Bott as Vice-President. A senior member of the Base team, Shannon brings 11 years of association, event management and project-specific consulting expertise, as well as outstanding business and entrepreneurial acumen, to her new role. Shannon’s extensive association and event management experience in the business, financial and healthcare sectors is a definite asset in her new role. A Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Shannon excels at orchestrating interesting, well-organized conferences, trade shows and educational programs on time and on budget worldwide. For more information visit

Lynne Gale joins Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)
Lynne Gale, B.A, CMM, has joined Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) at their corporate headquarters in Toronto.  Lynne’s territory is West of Toronto; including Mississauga, Niagara, and Southwestern Ontario, providing CWT travel management and meeting services to corporations. Lynne can be contacted at

The Toronto Congress Centre unveils the largest column-free ballroom of its kind in Canada
The Toronto Congress Centre (TCC), a division of Congress Centres Inc., hosted Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, Acklands-Grainger Inc. (AGI) within days of adding to its existing 1,000,000 sq. ft. complex, an impressive 30,000 sq. ft. pillar-free ballroom. The new ballroom hosted more than 3000 AGI guests for their gala dinners and themed events. The newly finished ballroom  joins The Toronto Congress Centre North Building, which opened in February of 2008, providing a perfect setting for meetings, general sessions, and exclusive galas. The modern clean design and the latest in brand lighting effects provided something very unique to its planner.  The Toronto Congress Centre is located at 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J1. For more information:

Cobble Beach introduces NEW FLY-IN by Sea/Float Plane Option
The addition of a new dock on Georgian Bay in front of the Cobble Beach Clubhouse will now allow Float Planes to land right beside the Multi Award-winning Links at Cobble Beach course. Slated for completion by June 1, the dock will allow planes to swoop down over the magnificent resort property, and land right at the foot of the property. From there it is just steps away to access Golfing, Dining, Spa and other great resort amenities. Rob Weingust, Director of Corporate Sales at Cobble Beach, is happy to work with Planners to arrange float planes from Toronto Island Airport. For Further info. on this exciting new package, please contact: Rob Weingust, Director of Corporate Sales-

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre to become the new Marriott Gateway on the Falls
Spring 2011 will mark the start of the renovation project to create one of Niagara Fall’s newest hotels.  Renovations include Marriott Great Room, Lobby Bar, Main Floor Meeting Space, Grande Ballroom, Marriott Guest Rooms, Presidential Suites and an additional Restaurant.  As construction advances there will be a dedicated website to keep you informed of our progress.  For more information contact Kathy McMurray, Director of Sales –

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto® Introduces Sales Associates
With over 20 years of hotel sales experience, Carla Olivier joins Trump Toronto as assistant director of sales. Most recently, Olivier served as the director of sales for The Waterside Inn. Fadi Sibani joined Trump Toronto as the business transient sales manager, charged with generating new leads and building client relationships. Prior to joining the Trump Organization, Sibani was the sales manager of the Delta Chelsea Hotel Toronto. Frank Campo, is Trump Toronto’s luxury travel and entertainment sales manager. In addition to his new role, he is a course instructor at George Brown College in Toronto. For the past four years, Campo served as the sales manager of entertainment, tour and travel for The Sutton Place Hotel Toronto. For more information visit