Meeting Dates: September 27-29, 2023

Provocative panels, fresh perspectives, thoughtful discussion - and some fun stuff too! Let's dig in.

All sessions will take place in the Birchwood Ballroom located on the mezzanine level. Breakfast and lunch will be hosted in the Pine Room. 


Wednesday September 27, 2023

Welcome Reception             
5:00pm - 6:15pm   
At 43 Down, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Michelin Star Reveal Celebration
7:00pm - 9:30pm 
At History Toronto  (hotel departure at 6:30pm)
At 43rd - Club Lounge, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

 Michelin logo (for CAB microsite only)

Thursday September 28, 2023

Birchwood Ballroom, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Breakfast in the Pine Room
7:30am - 8:30am  
Welcome & Introductions 
8:30am - 9:15am
Toronto Narrative Project
9:15am - 10:45am
Tara Gordon, Paula Port, Andrew Weir - Destination Toronto
Randell Adjei, Community Leader & first Poet Laureate of Ontario
Coffee & Communications Break
10:45am - 11:05am       
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
11:05am - 12:30pm      
Megan Henshall, Global Events Solutions Strategic Lead, Google
Darrell Schuurman MBA, Co-Founder & CEO, CGLCC
(Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce)
Maayan Ziv, CEO, Access Now
12:30pm - 1:30pm
CAB Interactive!
1:30pm - 2:00pm 
Industry Trends & Learnings Discussion
2:00pm - 3:00pm      
Voice of Customer Report  
3:00pm - 3:30pm    
Frank Wolfe, CEO
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
Coffee & Communications Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm       
AI & Event Industry Applications
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
Jon Bromstein, Head of Industry, Google
Free Time
5:00pm - 6:30pm 
Experience Toronto at Stackt Market  (reception & dinner)                
7:00pm - 10:00pm  (hotel departure at 6:30pm)

Friday September 28, 2023

Birchwood Ballroom, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel



Sustainability (for CAB microsite only)

      Air Canada logo (for CAB microsite)











Breakfast in the Pine Room
7:30am - 8:30am             
Sustainability and Climate Change
8:30am - 9:30am    
Laura Purdy, General Manager,  Exhibition Place  
Vivian Fleet, Vice President Operations, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
David Bridgeman, Head of Event Operations & Logistics, Swift & Sibos
Coffee & Communications Break 
9:30am - 9:45am       
Air Canada & Airports Panel Discussion
9:45am - 10:45am       
Bradley Sutherland, National Manager, Business Development, Air Canada 
Cheryl Stone, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Nieuport Aviation
Isabelle Corbin, Assistant Director, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada 
Michael Mendel, Associate Director, Corporate Initiatives, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
2023 Global Economic Significance of Business Events Study
10:45 am - 11:30am 
Amy Calvert, Chief Executive Officer, Events Industry Council
Meeting Summary and Adjournment
11:30am - 11:45am    
Lunch at Planta (optional)       
If you would like to join for lunch, please email Heidi Meisinger