The Canadian Event Industry Awards are the hallmark of achievement in the Canadian event and meeting industry.  The program was established in 1997 as a platform for event and meeting professionals from each major discipline of the industry to be recognized and celebrated for their talent, hard work and success.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the awards. Since its inception, over 627 Canadian professionals have been recognized for their achievements in events and the competition has become a globally recognized symbol of excellence, as well as a powerful launching pad for companies looking to establish themselves in a competitive marketplace.

Key Dates

  • Monday December 12, 2016 – Call-for-entries period opens 
  • Sunday February 5, 2017 – Early bird deadline to enter
  • Sunday February 12, 2017 – Late deadline to enter
  • February 28, 2017 – Finalists announced 
  • March 30, 2017 – Winners announced 

Why Enter?

Recognition: Winning provides your team with hard earned recognition for both your work and for your commitment to event excellence.

Leadership: The coveted award provides an opportunity to be seen as an industry leader by your peers, your clients and your community and gives you the ownership of the right to say you are the BEST in the country at what you do!

Marketing: Winning an award or being short-listed can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. Receiving an award acknowledges your excellence in a category or industry providing a distinct competitive advantage over competitors.

Reward: An award gives due recognition to your staff, and bringing your team to the awards ceremony is a great way of celebrating their success. 

Competitive Edge: Winning an award can provide that distinguishing factor in a crowded marketplace and best of all, entering and winning a business award can be achieved at a relatively low cost.

Take Stock: The application process for entering an award competition represents a great opportunity to review and take stock of your business and think about the future direction of the business and set goals to be achieved

Join hundreds of event professionals across Canada
as we celebrate your success at the 20th Annual Canadian Event Awards Gala.