CSE Awards 2020 Winners

We are proud to have been an integral part of bringing the 2020 Canadian Event Industry Awards to life, virtual style. 

Congratulations to this year’s award winners: 

Best Brand / Product Launch

CitizenXM, Toronto, ON, 2020 Canadian Event Award Recipient for the Air Italy Canadian Launch

Caterer of the Year

Congratulations to Nicholas Waters, Toque Catering, Victoria, BC, 2020 Canadian Caterer of the Year. This is the second time Nicholas has won for Caterer of the Year! 

Best Corporate Team Building Event

Pacific Destination Services Inc. & Outback Team Building and Training, Vancouver, BC, for End Hunger Games

Best Event for a Private Individual, Group or Cause 

R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Jamie’s Champions League Mitzvah

Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

FMAV & True Event Management, Toronto, ON, for Scotford Leadership Experience: Experiential Learning Project

Best Multi Day Event Produced for a Corporation by a Third-Party Planner

Andréanne & Co, Montréal, QC, for the Brunet Annual Meeting

Best Single Day Event Produced for a Corporation by a Third-Party Planner

Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC, for West Coast Rainforest

Best Public Event/Fair or Festival

BRANDLIVE, Vancouver, BC, for the 2019 Honda Celebration of Light

Best Entertainment Production

Sensix Communications and Events Inc. & Manina World, Montreal, QC, for Fusion of Past and Future

Best Event Produced by an In-House Team at a Venue or Corporation

Calgary Sports & Entertainment, Calgary, AB, for Jarome Iginla Jersey Retirement

Best Trade Show Booth, Display or Pavilion 

ASTOUND Group & Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto, ON, for the Collision Conference

Best Experiential Marketing Event - TIE

TK Events Inc., Oakville, ON, Salesforce Activation @ Elevate Tech Festival

CitizenXM & Thinking Box, Toronto, ON, for Cheetos Museum AR

Most Creative Food Presentation 

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC, A Tribute to Picasso at the Daffodil Ball

Best Multiple Day Incentive -TIE

Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for the Würth Congress

aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON, for the 2019 Acceleration CARSTAR Convention

Best Event Produced by an Association, Board or Committee 

CHBA BC, Burnaby, BC, for the 2019 Georgie Awards

Best Fundraising Event 

Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON, for Ontario Science Centre’s RBC 50th Anniversary Innovators’ Ball

Best Event Design/Decor Concept $0 – $50,000 

Fab Fete Event Planning Boutique, Thornhill, ON & R5 Event Design, Toronto, ON, for Gabi’s Gone Mad Bat Mitzvah

Best Technical Support for an Event 

e=mc² events, Calgary, AB & Production Canada, Vaughan, ON, for Singularity U After Dark

Best Wedding Creative 

Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for the Vizcaya Miami Wedding Creative

Best Event Photography

Leblond Studio Inc., Calgary, AB, for Let’s Fly, A WestJet Christmas

Best Catered Event

Toque Catering Inc, Victoria, BC, for the Bilston Creek Lavender Farm Wedding

Best Event for a High-Profile Charity

Burstyn Inc., Toronto, ON, for COC Centre Stage Gala

Most Creative Tablescaping or Center Design

Fifth Element Group , Toronto, ON, for Floating Tables 

Outstanding Logistical Achievement 

EPCOR, Edmonton, AB, e=mc² events, Calgary, AB & Singularity U, Toronto, ON, for Singularity U After Dark Reception 

Best Conference 

ConnectSeven, Vancouver, BC, for FPCC/FPCF – HELISET TŦE SḰÁL “Let the Languages Live” 2019 International Conference on Indigenous Languages

Best Event Design/Decor Concept $50,000 -$150,000 

Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON, for Floating Tables 

Best Event Design/Decor Concept $150,000 +

OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB, for Together We Rise

Best Event Produced for a Community Based Non-Profit

MLSE, Toronto, ON & Decor & More, Oakville, ON, for Raps City Social 2019

Best Wedding Under $150,000

Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, AB, for Fire & Ice

Best Wedding Over $150,000

Jessie Khaira Events, Surrey, BC, for Arvind & Shania’s Wedding

Most Outstanding Event Up to $250,000 

ILEA Vancouver, MPI BC Chapter, and PCMA Canada West, Vancouver, BC, for Pure Imagination: The Vancouver Event Industry Holiday Party

Most Outstanding $250,000 – $500,000

Cantrav, Vancouver, BC, for Club P

Most Outstanding Event $500,000+ 

Atmosphere Event Communications, Montreal, QC, for The State of Qatar Reception at the 40th General Assembly

Entertainer of the Year

uRequest Live, Toronto, ON

Emerging Industry Leader 

Chantel Megaffin, Events & Community Manager, DesignX Community, Toronto, ON

Event Professional of the Year 

Sebastien David, President, Senik Events, Montreal, QC

The Canadian Event Industry Awards is one of the most rigorous and challenging award competitions in the world for event professionals. The judging includes a four-stage process including pre-screening to eliminate non-qualified entries, a first-round analysis to determine shortlists, an in-depth evaluation where the entry is critically examined in detail for its caliber and merit and then, final judging to select the winners. To win a CEIA is an absolute true measure of excellence. Canadian Event Industry Awards judges represent a diverse cross-section of our industry’s top experts and offer a breadth of knowledge on the critical elements that are needed to create successful events.

Additional thanks go out to this year’s judging panel who donated hundreds of collective hours to score this year’s entries.

  • Carly Silberstein, DES, CED, Chief Executive Officer, Redstone Agency, Toronto
  • Mia Halabi, Business Development Manager, Oliver & Bonacini, Toronto
  • Alex Bickers, President and Creative Director, Reveal Events Group Ltd., Vancouver
  • Carla Felicella, Associate Director, Conference Production at TED Conferences, Vancouver
  • Daniela Caputo, EDC CiS WPICC CMP CMM President Montreal Event Planner, Montreal
  • John MacBride, Professor and Program Coordinator, Event Management – Event and Exhibit Design, Seneca College, Toronto
  • Stacy Wyatt, Publisher, Founder Canadian Special Events, Director Events & Special Projects, University Manitoba
  • Trish Knox, Owner, TK Events Inc., Toronto,
  • Julia O’Grady, Owner & President, ITM Events, Ottawa
  • Evan Babins, Manager, Events at Equitable Bank, Toronto
  • Leanne Calderwood, CMP, Vice-President, Global Accounts, Conference Direct, Kelowna
  • Janel Snider, Experience Producer, e=mc² events, Calgary
  • Trevor Howes, Experience Producer, e=mc² events, Toronto
  • Dwayne Maurer, Experience Producer & Team Lead, e=mc² events, Calgary
  • Carolyn Luscombe, CSEM, CSEP, CMP, President, Eclectic Events, Toronto
  • Jordan Reznick, Principle, Resnick Carpets, Toronto
  • Wendy Boon, Events and Sponsorship Specialist, Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association, Calgary
  • James King, President at Power Play Production Group Inc., Toronto
  • Kari Lynn Larsen, President & CEO, Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc., Thornhill

For more information on the Canadian Special Event Awards go to www.canadianeventawards.com

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Our sincere congratulations to all, on a wonderful (virtual) experience.