2017 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 Canadian Event Industry Awards Recipients 

We are proud to announce the recipients in the 20th Annual Canadian Event Industry Awards Competition.  

All entries were judged by an esteemed panel of experts who represent a diverse cross section of the industry and offer a breadth of knowledge on the critical elements needed to create successful events. The Canadian Event Industry Awards are one of the most rigorous and challenging award competitions in the world for event professionals. The judging is a 4-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 a final judging to elect the winners. To win a CEIA, is an absolute true measure of excellence.

Winners were announced live at the 2017 Awards Gala Dinner & Celebration on March 30, in Toronto, at the Paramount Event Space, proudly hosted ByPeter&Pauls.com. 

Best Experiential Marketing Event

WestJet, Calgary,Alberta WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong

Best Brand/Product Launch

Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON for Visit California DREAM BIG 
Black Chalk Marketing, Toronto, ON for Brussels Airlines Canadian Launch 

Best Trade Show/ Exposition

aNd Logistix Inc., Toronto, ON for Discovery 2016

Best Show Booth/Brand Display or Pavilion

BOLD Event Creative, Burnaby, BC & Go2 Productions, Vancouver, BC, for Mirage Room

Most Innovative Use of Event Technology

S4 Entertainment and Audio Visual, Vaughan, ON  for The BILD Annual Awards Gala

Best Audio Visual Design for an Event

TKNL, Boucherville, QC for CS300 Swiss Air Plane Delivery

Best Event Photography

J&J Lawrence Photography, Calgary, AB for Remembrance Day, The Military Museums, Calgary

Best Technical Support for an Event

bb Blanc Inc., Woodbridge, ON for Honda of Canada Manufacturing Holiday Party 2016

Best Lighting Design for an Event

Mandell Entertainment Group, Toronto, ON The David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert

Best Conference

TIE
Details Convention & Event Management & Travel Alberta, Calgary, AB  for Tourism Works
AND
The 
Idea Hunter & Moniker Partners, Richmond Hill, ON  for YPO Culture Shock

Best Multiple Day Incentive or Convention

TIE
Rare Indigo, Burnaby, BC  for The 2016 Round Table Convention
AND
aNd Logistix Inc
., Toronto, ON  for Mortgage Professionals Canada National Conference 

Best Corporate Team Building Event

Senik Montreal, QC  for Hackathon

Best Event Produced by an Association, Board or Committee

ILEA Vancouver & MPI BC Chapter, Vancouver, BC for It’s a Wonderful Life: The ILEA Vancouver and MPI BC Chapter Holiday Event

Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival

PM GIGS Inc, Calgary, AB for JUNOfest Calgary ’16

Best Event Produced for a Community Based Charitable Organization

TIE
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre,
Vancouver, BC for Night at the Aquarium
AND
Cava Rose,
Montreal, QC for The Valentine’s Day Ball ‘Street Ball’

Best Event Produced for a Corporation by 3rd Party Planner

BC Event Management, Burnaby, BC and Centerplate Catering, Vancouver, BC for The PCMA Opening Reception

Best Fundraising Event

Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer

Best Entertainment Production

Mandell Entertainment Group, Toronto, ON forThe David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert

Best Event Produced for a Corporation by an in House Team or Planner

Centennial College, Toronto, ON for Paint the Town Green

Best Event for a High Profile Charity

e=mc2 events and Fluid Events, Toronto, ON for The Teddy Bear Affair

Outstanding Logistical Achievement

TIE
Production Canada,
Vaughan ON for Galaxy – A Night Under the Stars
AND
Pacific Destination Services Inc.
Vancouver, BC & Dragonfly Meetings, Toronto, ON & The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for National Partner’s Meeting Tunnel 9 Welcome Event

Best Event Decor $0 – $30,000

R5 Event Design & Management and Fab Fête Event Planning, Toronto, ON for The Whimsical World of Avatar – Madelyn’s Bat Mitzvah

Best Event Decor $30,000 – $80,000

OneWest Events Inc., Calgary, AB for The Legacy Gala

Best Event Decor $80,000 +

Decor & More Inc., Oakville, ON for Let It Snow

Best TableScaping

POP Kollaborative Inc., Calgary, AB, Decor & More Inc., Oakville, ON and Designing On The Edge, Calgary, AB for Every ONE Has A Story

Best Wedding Creative

TIE
Kim Miyama Events & Artam Design, 
Toronto, ON for Stephanie & Jerry’s Wedding

AND
Christopher J Design,
Vancouver, BC for Love is a Riddle

Best Wedding Under $75,000

Reflections Weddings and Events, Calgary, AB for Music in the Mountains

Best Wedding Over $75,000

Andreanne & Co, Montreal, QC for Sara & David’s Wedding

Most Creative Catering Presentation

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC for The 2016 MAC Ball

Best Overall Catered Event

Toque Catering, Victoria, BC for Farmed & Foraged

Most Outstanding Event Up to $200,000

TIE
Fifth Element Group, Toronto, ON  for The Addams Family Mansion
AND
Cantrav Services Inc.,
Toronto, ON for The Nissan Club Excellence

Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000

Boom Goes The Drum Inc., Calgary, AB, LOOK2016

Wedding Professional of the Year

Arthur Kerekes,, Fusion Events 

Caterer of the Year

Brent McClenahan, Lindsay Klein , Adrian Niman, The Food Dudes Inc. Toronto, ON E

Entertainer of the Year

Olga Pankova, Markham, ON 

Event Professional of the Year

Corey Mandell, Mandell Entertainment, Toronto, ON

Emerging Leader Award

Meghan Hird, POP Kollaborative, Calgary, AB

The Stacy Wyatt Spirit of the Industry Award 

Alex Bickers, Showtime Audio Visual, Vancouver, BC
AND
Dustin Westling, OneWest Events, Calgary, AB