Prix Prestige Awards

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2018 Prix Prestige Award Nominees


Student of the Year

Kalli Foster
Gabrielle Whittaker


Rising Star of the Year

Erin Bellwood, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
Patti Johnson, Chic & Swell
Briana Lavoy  Canadian College of Health Leaders


Supplier of the Year

Jay Elie, FMAV
Andrew Horsfield, The Lord Elgin Hotel
Desmond Lomas, CMP, The Howes Group
Violeta Ugarte, Meetings + Conventions Calgary


Volunteer of the Year

Angelita Aboukassam, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Erin Bellwood, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
Jill Garner, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Paul Glover, CMP, AMMI Canada
Meg LaPlante, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Desmond Lomas, CMP, The Howes Group
Jessica Poon, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Violeta Ugarte, Meetings + Conventions Calgary


Mentor of the Year

Dora Dalietos, Vis-à-Vis Events Inc.
Brian Henry, Quality Entertainment
Chriss Holloway, AFMC
Janet Maslin, Canadian Pharmacists Association
Sandy Ouellette, Algonquin College, School of Hospitality & Tourism.
Francine St. Martin, Canadian College of Health Leaders
Scott Ventresca, Business Events Toronto


Planner of the Year

Nathalie Carrier, Quartier Vanier BIA
Nicole Jeffrey, Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Katie Lemenchick, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Karen Norris, Canadian Association of General Surgeons


Honorary Member

Brent Moore


2018 Prix Prestige Awards

The MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Awards are designed to recognize excellence in active chapter members for their commitment, service and involvement in the chapter or industry and community at large.

MPI Ottawa’s Prix Prestige Awards reflect the best of the best in the meetings industry and are awarded each year under the following categories: Planner of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Student of the Year, and Rising Star. There are also two special categories bestowed at the discretion of the President: Honourary Member, and the President’s Award.

For a number of years, the MPI Ottawa Chapter has recognized longstanding retired members of the chapter and community leaders who have made significant contributions to the MPI Ottawa Chapter or to the meetings, tourism or hospitality industry by awarding them Honourary Memberships in the Chapter. Although nominations are welcomed from the membership, the final decision resides with the President.

The President’s Award is bestowed to an individual who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to our Chapter. This award is not necessarily given out annually, but rather as a deserving individual is deemed worthy by the President.