IncentiveWorks

Seth Mattison

Trend Spotter | Management Renegade Anticipating talent trends is a key determinant of success. Attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting outstanding talent is one of the critical capabilities that distinguish successful companies now and in the future. Leaders must have a clear view

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Michele Romanow

Co-Founder | Snap By Groupon Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. The newest (and youngest ever) entrepreneur to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele is the co-founder of

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Cameron Algie

Founder | Play With Fire Improv Cameron was a shy kid. He didn’t talk much. He went into advertising because he liked writing. But he had to do presentations, and Cameron was terrible at presenting. So he took improv classes, and

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Timothy Banks

Partner | Dentons Canada LLP – Toronto Timothy Banks leads a Chambers Canada Band 1 Privacy and Data Protection practice at Dentons. He is also individually recognized by Chambers Canada (2016, 2017) and by Best Lawyers in Canada (2015, 2016) as

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Renée Bazile-Jones

Senior Director, Learning | Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion A strategic, results-oriented change leader with a broad scope of business experience, Ms. Bazile-Jones is known in both Canada and the United States for her work in diversity and inclusion management,

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Sandy Biback

Founder | Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc. Sandy Biback, CMP Emeritus, CMM has been a member of the meetings industry for over 30 years.   From 1990 to 2016 she owned and operated her own independent meeting planning firm—Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc. Sandy

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Ray Boisvert

Provincial Security Advisor | MCSCS Government of Ontario As the Provincial Security Advisor for Ontario, Ray provides advice and intelligence on areas of public safety and national security that fall within provincial responsibility. He supports efforts to protect provincial assets from events

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Andrea Boulden

Manager of Events | TD Wealth Employee Experience Andrea is the Manager of Events on the TD Wealth Employee Experience team and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She leads a team of 7 Event Managers and Coordinators responsible

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Janice Cardinale

Chair | Program Advisory Committee (Seneca Event Design and Management Post Graduate Program) Vision. Boundless Creativity. Excellence. THIS IS JANICE CARDINALE. Known for harnessing the magic in everyday experiences, our Head Hunter has a rare ability to identify and translate trends from

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Judy Healy

Instructor | Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University Judy has been in the Hospitality and Tourism industry for over 25 years. She is an experienced event planner, ranging from Corporate and Association conferences to weddings, social/gala fundraisers

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Sandra Herriot

Founder | Riot Productions Inc. Over her 25 year career in professional consulting, global business development and facilitating, Sandra has provided insights to help some of the world’s most well known organizations implement the necessary conditions for a fully engaged, innovative

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Diane Julien

Founder | The Really Fabulous Event Co. Diane Julien is an acclaimed event planner/designer/producer with 30 years’ industry experience. Her C.V. includes stints as a consumer show manager and producer of live special events, including work on the Canada Day Celebrations

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Diana Kamal

Partner | Cyber Risk Services Practice. Dina Kamal is a Partner at Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services Practice. Dina leads the cyber threat intelligence and analytics services in Deloitte Canada and globally.  Dina has extensive experience in information security including cyber incident response,

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Sherrif Karamat

Chief Operating Officer | Professional Convention Management Assocation (PCMA). Sherrif Karamat, CAE, BAS, MBA is the Chief Operating Officer of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  An industry leader in the business events industry, Karamat previously served as the Vice President of

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Jennifer Kingen Kush

Executive Director, Digital Experience Institute | Professional Convention Management Assocation (PCMA). As Executive Director, Jennifer leads the strategy, vision and purpose of the PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute. A passionate digital events and experience marketing professional, Jennifer has been involved with producing PCMA

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David Lavin

Owner | The Lavin Agency For three years, David Lavin produced the largest public lecture series on the continent, regularly attracting audiences of 2000+ people. Moving from hiring talent to representing it, he soon built the biggest lecture agency in Canada. Thirty

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Terry Manion

Executive Vice President | Meridican Incentive Consultants A believer in how making small improvements everyday can lead to major improvements year after year. Terry encourages his team to look for small ways of Being More Awesome (BMA). Every year he asks for

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Alanna McQuaid

International Business Development Manager | Meetings + Incentive Travel. Alanna McQuaid is a travel industry professional with over 30 years experience working for Canadian tour operators, corporate travel and MICE companies. Alanna’s four years with Meetings + Incentive Travel as

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Hailey O’Bright

Account Director | The Idea Hunter Confident. Passionate. Strategic. THIS IS HAILEY O’BRIGHT. Daring and creative Hailey O’Bright is bursting with original ideas. This huntress brings vision and an eye for detail to her position as Account Director at The Idea Hunter.

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Arnov Rahman

Memory Training Expert Arnov is a memory training expert and the 2014 Canadian memory champion. Having run workshops before, Arnov is an expert at describing memory training fundamentals in a simple and actionable way to beginners. With a professionally designated

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Heather Reid, ARCT, MSc

Founder + Owner | Planner Protect A boutique contract review agency that negotiates fair venue contracts for independent and in-house event planners, and event hosts. Heather’s webinars, consulting services and speaking engagements help hundreds of event planners and event hosts across Canada save

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Lori Smith, CIS

Editor | Meetings + Incentive Travel. Throughout her more than 25 years in publishing, Lori has covered retail, travel, fashion, consumer behaviour, marketing and more. At M+IT she is responsible for all editorial products, in print and online; heads up the

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Julius Solaris

Editor | Event Manager Blog. Julius Solaris is the editor of Event Manager Blog. Started in 2007, Event Manager Blog is the number one blog worldwide for event professionals, covering topics such as event planning, social media for events, event technology,

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Jason Thomson

Creative Director | Jigsaw. Win. For more than two decades and a thousand projects, Creative Director, strategist and ideation leader Jason Thomson has been hired for his ability to win over audiences and sell ideas. He continues to imagine, develop and

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Sharon Worsley

Owner | The Business Development Ninja Sharon Worsley, The Business Development Ninja™, is widely recognized as one of the most practical presenters in business building ideas, personal leadership and networking. A former senior sales manager for a 4 diamond hotel in Toronto,

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