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Meet the Destination Canada Business Events 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.

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

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

Virginie De Visscher
Virginie De Visscher
Senior Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors, Business Events
Virginie De Visscher
Senior Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors, Business Events
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!"

Jennifer Attersall
Jennifer Attersall
Director of Sales, Business Events
Jennifer Attersall
Director of Sales, Business Events
The best thing about Canada?

"The warmth of the people, the multitude of different cultures, sun, snow, sand, mountains - Canada is breathtaking!"

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
Sales Manager, Business Events, US (Corporate and Incentive)
Robin Thompson
Sales Manager, Business Events, US (Corporate and Incentive)
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."

Julie Carrier
Julie Carrier
Business Development Manager, Economic Sectors - Technology
Julie Carrier
Business Development Manager, Economic Sectors - Technology
The best thing about Canada?

"My favorite thing about Canada - Our diversity: cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity, our openness to others, our diverse spectacular outdoors & amazing foodie scene!"

Vanessa Riviere
Vanessa Riviere
Business Development Manager, Economic Sectors - Agribusiness, Natural Resources, Advanced Manufacturing
Vanessa Riviere
Business Development Manager, Economic Sectors - Agribusiness, Natural Resources, Advanced Manufacturing
The best thing about Canada?

"The experiences and destinations, from the northern lights and the Canadian badlands, to the vibrant cities, all made amazing by the warmth of Canadians"

Lindsay Matheson
Lindsay Matheson
Business Development Manager, Economic Sectors - Life Sciences
Lindsay Matheson
Business Development Manager, Economic Sectors - Life Sciences
The best thing about Canada?
"My favorite thing about Canada is our diversity in cultures, landscapes and people. You can travel to each corner of the country and have a totally new experience. It can feel like you’re experiencing many different countries while traveling between all three coasts!"

Heather Phelps
Heather Phelps
Business Events Partnerships Manager
Heather Phelps
Business Events Partnerships Manager
The best thing about Canada?

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

Nancy Steward
Nancy Steward
Marketing Manager, Business Events
Nancy Steward
Marketing Manager, Business Events
The best thing about Canada?

"The mountains! There is so much beautiful landscape to explore. And the people are the most welcoming I've ever met."

Anna Elizavetova
Anna Elizavetova
Executive Assistant
Anna Elizavetova
Executive Assistant

Angela Trunzo
Angela Trunzo
Market Intelligence Analyst, Business Events
Angela Trunzo
Market Intelligence Analyst, Business Events
The best thing about Canada?

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

Emma Cashmore
Emma Cashmore
GSA – Account Director , UK and Europe
Emma Cashmore
GSA – Account Director , UK and Europe
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.”

Carlo Schembri
Carlo Schembri
GSA - Business Development Director, UK and Europe
Carlo Schembri
GSA - Business Development Director, UK and Europe

Kim Cameron
Kim Cameron
Content Editor (contract)
Kim Cameron
Content Editor (contract)
My favourite thing about Canada? The endless ways you can describe it: culturally collaborative, diverse, vast, creative, curious, innovative, breathtakingly beautiful — home.
+1 250-861-3457

Larissa Tishevskaya
Larissa Tishevskaya
Business Development Manager (contract)
Larissa Tishevskaya
Business Development Manager (contract)
The best thing about Canada?

"I like the fact that the Capital of Canada Ottawa, is the second coldest capital in the world after my hometown and capital of Russia, Moscow. I love a good winter!"

Joyce M. Martínez
Joyce M. Martínez
Business Development Manager - Mexico (contract), Mexico
Joyce M. Martínez
Business Development Manager - Mexico (contract), Mexico
The best thing about Canada?

The perfect combination of a diverse and innovative society, thriving and sophisticated cities, and the most beautiful natural scenery – full inspiration!
+1 214-856-3810