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The Planner

March 04, 2011 16:26 ET

The Planner's 2010 Towers of Industry Awards: The Canadian Market Achieves New Summits

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - For the second straight year, The Planner (Le Planificateur) is presenting its Towers of Industry Awards. Eight individuals and businesses stood out in 2010 for their excellent achievements in different Canadian event sector categories. These winners have joined other leaders of a thriving industry that generates an annual $71 billion within Canada (source: Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada).

The CN Tower Trophy they will be awarded this month reflects the leadership, drive, determination, creativity and unexcelled client service that they deployed in the course of 2010 events. In so doing, they surpassed the summits of their industry.

The selection process also included verification that the winners were indeed based in Canada, along with evidence of their initiatives and achievements. Meeting and event industry experts throughout Canada were consulted for the final selection.

Here are the newly designated 2010 Towers of Industry:

  • Connie Tinney, KPMG, Planner of the Year
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox, Site of the Year
  • Groupe Germain, Entrepreneur of the Year
  • L'Oréal Canada, Sponsor of the Year
  • SBI Audiovisuel, Audiovisual Company of the Year
  • The 2010 Winter Olympics, Production of the Year
  • Vancouver, City of the Year
  • Tourism Winnipeg, Tourism Board of the Year

Honourable Mentions:

  • Isadore Sharp, Founder of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Linda Leith, Founder of the Blue Metropolis Foundation

For more information about The Towers of Industry Awards and winners please follow this link:

The Planner (in French, Le Planificateur) has, for the past seven years, been the official Canadian publication of professional event, meeting and conference planners. A monthly that was founded and is based in Montreal, this magazine specializes in event planning advice and information for qualified Canadian planners in the corporate, association, independent, governmental and educational sectors. With a circulation in excess of 10,000 copies, the Planner is central to the Canadian event industry and covers all topics pertaining to the activities of event planners. 

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