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Event Industry Celebrated at Regional Chapter’s Annual Awards Gala!

By: MPI Atlantic Canada | Aug 13, 2019

June 24, 2019
For Immediate Release

It was a night of celebration for winners of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Atlantic Chapter 7th Annual Industry Awards Gala, held in Halifax on Thursday evening at Halifax Convention Centre. With over 135 attendees, the gala put the spotlight on some of Atlantic Canada’s leading event professionals and was hosted by Tyler Hayden.
It was the second year for new awards at this year’s event; Rising Star Award which was awarded to Laurel Lea from the Charlottetown and the Volunteer Award which was awarded to Bob MacKinnon from Nova Scotia Gaming
The annual gala distinguished winners also included Kaitlyn Touesnard of Crescendo Events as Planner of the Year, Halifax Convention Centre for Supplier of the Year and Lady Ball for Ovarian Cancer Canada for Event of the Year.
“Our winners this year are at the heart and pulse of Atlantic Canada’s thriving meeting and event industry,” said chapter President, Moira Pellerine.  “I would like to extend a sincere congratulations and thanks for their contribution to the meetings and event industry as a whole, and especially their impact across our growing region.”
The awards event tops off an exceptional year for the regional chapter holding strong in membership with new and veteran members since the chapter’s creation 13 years ago.  In 2006 a small group of event industry natives established the chapter under the passionate direction of Barbara Broome, currently conference services manager with The Prince George Hotel.  In honor of her dedication the Barbara Broome Legacy Award was created in 2013 to honor others who are committed to advancing the event industry in the Atlantic Region.  This year’s recipient was Nadine Poirier, Director of Sales at RCR Hospitality Group past-President of the MPI Atlantic Canada Chapter, Nadine also served on the MPI Foundation Canada Council.
Thank you to generous sponsors of the event: Limelight Group, Tourism Moncton, Discover Halifax, Meetings & Conventions PEI, Fredericton Tourism, Give to Live & Energy Atlantica,  Golden Dog Productions, Halifax Convention Centre, FMAV, Timothy Richard Photography, Blossom Shops, Registration Solutions, Freeman AV, Advocate Printing, and Ignite Magazine.
Meeting Professionals International is the largest global meeting and event industry association bringing together a broad network of skilled event professionals to provide networking, premier education and business opportunities.  Go to to learn more about the Chapter or apply for membership.
For more information, please contact:
Frankie Mason, President Elect
MPI Atlantic Canada Chapter
Cell: 902.478.1026


Andrew Tyne
MPI Atlantic Canada

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