MPI Recognizes Meetings & Events Industry Leaders at 3rd Annual Gala Awards Dinner

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:30

Halifax, NS- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Atlantic Canada hosted their third annual
awards gala on Thursday, June 11 at the Westin Nova Scotian. The event saw four industry
leaders recognized for their extraordinary contribution to the meeting and events industry in
Atlantic Canada.

MPI President, Nadine Poirier said “This is such an exciting evening for the meetings and events
community. We have a strong and vibrant industry in Atlantic Canada and this is our night to

Awards presented:
Planner of the year - Claudia Habib, downeast destination management
Supplier of the Year - Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Event of the Year - Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year

The final award of the evening was the very special Barbara Broome Legacy Award which
recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the meetings and events
industry and the MPI Atlantic Canada Chapter. This award honours those rare individuals who
by hard work, collaboration and creative insight have positively changed the meetings and
events industry community. The Award was presented to Alana Hirtle, General Manager,
Holloway Lodging Corp.

About MPI Atlantic Canada Chapter
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for the $102.3 billion
meetings and events industry, is committed to positioning meetings and events as a key
strategic component of an organization's success. The Atlantic Canada chapter of MPI,
established in 2005, empowers its members to increase their strategic value with education,
professional development and business growth opportunities. For more information, visit:

About Meeting Professionals International
Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI; is the largest
association for the meetings profession with more than 20,000 members in 66 chapters and
clubs. As the global authority and resource for the $102.3 billion meetings and events industry,
MPI empowers meeting professionals to increase their strategic organizational value through
education and networking opportunities. Its strategic plan, Pathways to Excellence, is designed
to elevate the role of meetings in business via: creating professional development levels to
evolve member careers to positions of strategic understanding and influence; influencing
executives about the value of meetings; and ensuring MPI is the premier marketplace for
planners and suppliers.

Contact: Nadine Poirier, President
Meeting Professionals International Atlantic Canada Chapter
Phone: (902) 454-8533 ext 2