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Meet the Business Events Canada Team

Impartial insights, inspiration, a simple introduction, or assistance with your next bid — our team is eager to share the

benefits of meeting in Canada.

Kyla Knudson
Kyla Knudson
Director of Sales & Marketing, Washington D.C.
Kyla Knudson
Director of Sales & Marketing, Washington D.C.
The best thing about Canada?

“The views! Both of the people and the places – they will inspire & revitalize your spirit.”

Michael Shannon, CMP
Michael Shannon, CMP
Director, Business Development, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast U.S.
Michael Shannon, CMP
Director, Business Development, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast U.S.
The best thing about Canada?

"Combining natural beauty with cutting edge, trendy cities and the warmth of the people. It's just that good!"

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
Director, Business Development, Western U.S.
Robin Thompson
Director, Business Development, Western U.S.
The best thing about Canada?

"The beaches on Hornby Island, rainforests on Vancouver Island, lakes in Ontario — love the diversity of terrain offered in Canada."

Virginie De Visscher
Virginie De Visscher
Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors
Virginie De Visscher
Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors
The best thing about Canada?

"The best thing about Canada is: the warmth and positive outlook of Canadians. But you can’t beat those places where you can suntan on the beach one week and snowshoe pristine wilderness just a few weeks later!"

Terri White, GTP
Terri White, GTP
Director, Business Development, Texas and Southeast U.S.
Terri White, GTP
Director, Business Development, Texas and Southeast U.S.
The best thing about Canada?

"Everyone should embrace the warm hospitality of the people and embrace the diversity of the local cultures."

Jeanine O'Dowd
Jeanine O'Dowd
Director, Business Development, Midwest U.S.
Jeanine O'Dowd
Director, Business Development, Midwest U.S.
The best thing about Canada?

"My one word, yet encompassing answer: DIVERSITY! Diverse landscapes, diverse cultures, diverse centers of excellence, and diverse options."

Emma Cashmore
Emma Cashmore
Account Director, Axis Travel Marketing, U.K. and International
Emma Cashmore
Account Director, Axis Travel Marketing, U.K. and International
The best thing about Canada?

“It is hard to choose the best thing about Canada as everything about the country is amazing!!  I love the great outdoors, the clean air, the scenery, the nature and of course the people.  The service standards are the best I have ever received.”

Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
Business Development Director, U.K. and International
Chris Jordan
Business Development Director, U.K. and International
The best thing about Canada?

"The people"

Nicole Petitti
Nicole Petitti
C&I Account Manager, Europe
Nicole Petitti
C&I Account Manager, Europe
The best thing about Canada?

“One of the best things in Canada is its wonderful nature, the other best thing are the people: Canadians and their immense sense of hospitality!”

Angela Trunzo
Angela Trunzo
Market Intelligence Analyst
Angela Trunzo
Market Intelligence Analyst
The best thing about Canada?

"The best thing I’d say is the friendly people."

Heather Phelps
Heather Phelps
Director of International Partnerships, Global
Heather Phelps
Director of International Partnerships, Global
The best thing about Canada?

"Any small town in Canada. They’re authentically Canadian and offer a unique cultural experience."

Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Executive Director, Global
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Executive Director, Global
Just what is the best thing about Canada?

"The yin and yang — exciting and welcoming cities, with calming, breathtaking nature."

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