Event Industry Celebrated at Regional Chapter’s Annual Awards Gala

June 14, 2017

It was a night of celebration for winners of Meeting Planners International Atlantic Chapter Industry Awards Gala, held in Halifax on Tuesday evening at Mount St. Vincent University. The annual gala feted winners Julia McDevitt in the category of Planner of the Year, eSource Event for Supplier of the Year and Unicef Water For Life Gala for Event of the Year.

The awards event tops off an exceptional year for the regional chapter now boasting its largest membership to date since the chapter’s creation 11 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 Garry Craig, President & CFO of Registration Solutions and long-serving board member for MPI Atlantic.

“Congratulations to all our recipients and the nominees on their well-deserved recognition,” said chapter President, Andrew Tyne. “Events continue to be an integral part of our region’s businesses, associations and societies to reach positive business outcomes and these are the people helping to make this happen.”

Since the gala’s inception in 2013 the following members have received accolades:

Planner of the Year
Leanne Andrecyk, ZedEvents great productions, Halifax
Wendy Levy, Innovative Planning, Halifax
Claudia Habib, downeast destination management, Halifax
Jeff Totten, WTCC, Halifax

Supplier of the Year
Limelight Communications, Halifax
Frischkorn Audio-Visual, Halifax
Canadian Museum of Immigration, Halifax
Wu Conference Centre, Fredericton

Event of the Year
Right Some Good, Sydney
Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon, Halifax
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival 25th Anniversary, Fredericton
Festival of Trees, Halifax

Barbara Broome Legacy Award
Barbara Broome, The Prince George, Halifax
Elizabeth Newman, RCR Hospitality, Halifax
Alana Hirtle, Super 8, Truro
Helene Moberg, Destination Halifax, Halifax

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to learn more about the Chapter or apply for membership.For more information, please contact:
Leanne Andrecyk, VP Marketing & Communications
MPI Atlantic Canada Chapter
Cell: 902-488-9753