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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.

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."

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."

Melanie Kuranda
Melanie Kuranda
Director, Business Development, Midwest U.S.
Melanie Kuranda
Director, Business Development, Midwest U.S.
The best thing about Canada?

"The vibe of Montréal, the charm of Québec City and the vastness of the Rockies."

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."

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."

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

"The people"

Nicole Pettiti
Nicole Pettiti
C&I Account Manager, Axis Travel Marketing, Europe
Nicole Pettiti
C&I Account Manager, Axis Travel Marketing, 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!”