THE 63rd ANNUAL IFEA CONVENTION, EXPO & RETREAT IS DESIGNED TO INFORM AND ELEVATE ALL OF YOUR PERSPECTIVES;providing access to many points-of view; increasing awareness of changing technologies, trends, issues, opportunities and risks; and extending educational and networking opportunities to share and grow your professional experience and expertise.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PLAN NOW TO JOIN US(with your staffs, boards, key volunteers, city representatives, sponsors and vendors) as we welcome the world’s top events, host markets and industry experts, for an unforgettable opportunity to evaluate, prepare for and respond to the many critical and changing perspectives that are influencing our industry and all those that we depend on.

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Wednesday, October 3 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Inspire the Industry - Inside Perspective: The Quickly Growing Event Roles, Expectations and Challenges of Global Host Cities

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All cities are experiencing an exponential growth in the number of events that they must now try to effectively service, protect and budget for. For most this has come about through a gradual evolution. For the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, their country’s 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2017 brought about the equivalent of an event ‘ice bucket’ challenge, with scores of new events (many major undertakings on their own) being introduced and many more existing ones stepping up to new levels of needs and expectations, all in a one-year period. This intense gauntlet of preparation, process and production was an unqualified and memorable success, but those who served ‘behind-the-curtain’ (i.e. construction coordination, human resource planning, assessing risk and mitigation activity, intergovernmental relations, allocation of space, minimizing impacts on residents, working with the local businesses, funding, et al.) while the spotlight was on their city for 365 straight days, learned many new and valuable lessons, faced both expected and unexpected challenges, and helped to set the stage as the city looks to the future of event and city partnerships in the nation’s capital.
You won’t want to miss this special presentation.

Speakers / Moderators
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Daniel Brisebois

Director of 2017 Operations & Special Events, City of Ottawa
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Catherine Callary

Senior Director of Destination Development, Ottawa Tourism
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Allison Dixon

Senior Manager of Canada 150, Public Service & Procurement Canada
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Ghislain Lamothe

2017 Operations Project Manager of Communications Planning, City of Ottawa
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Mark Nethercott

2017 Operations Planner, Ottawa Police Service
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Gil Tait

Program Manager of Traffic Management, City of Ottawa
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City of Ottawa Special Event Advisory Team

Special Event Advisory Team, City of Ottawa
Our special ‘Inspire the Industry’ session features the Special Event Advisory Team from the City of Ottawa, including:•    Ottawa Operations & Special Events•    Ottawa Police Service•    Ottawa Tourism•    Ottawa Traffic Management•    Ottawa Communications... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Room - Town & Country Ballroom