Meet Our Esteemed Panel of Judges

The Canadian Event Industry Awards is one the most rigorous and challenging award competitions in the world for event professionals. The judging is now 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 then, a final judging to select the winners. To win a CEIA is an absolute true measure of excellence.

We are proud to introduce you to our Canadian Event Industry Awards Adjudicators. These individuals 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.

This Year’s International Panel of Experts 

Kim Beaune, CMP CSEP, Creative Twist

CMP CSEP, Creative Twist

Michelle Planche CMP, Paradigm Events

Paradigm Events

Canadian Special Events Magazine

Tom Stulberg


Arthur Kerekes, Fusion Events

Fusion Events

Sonia Bawa, J'adore Decor

J’adore Decor

Lisa Marks, CSEP, Shaw Communications

CSEP, Shaw Communications

Hailey O'Bright, The Idea Hunter

The Idea Hunter

Trish Knox, TK Events Inc

TK Events Inc

Jennifer Harper Uncao, Elevate Fundraising Facilitation + Consulting

Elevate Fundraising Facilitation + Consulting

Glenda Fordham, Fordham PR

Fordham PR

Alex Bickers, SW Audio Visual

SW Audio Visual

Carla Felicella

Carla Felicella, Destination Canada

Alex Cheng, Boutique Websites

Boutique Websites

John MacBride

Seneca College

Daniela Caputo, CiS WPICC, Montreal Event Planner

CiS WPICC, Montreal Event Planner

Michael Granek, MBA, CSEP, Event Leadership Institute.

MBA, CSEP, Event Leadership Institute

Marcy Blum, Marcy Blum & Associates

Marcy Blum & Associates

Nicole Zeiner

Nick Borelli

Borelli Strategies

Tania Newman

Chair Decor

Lara McCulloch, ready2spark


David Beahm

David Beahm Experiences

Peter Carruthers

Aga Khan Museum