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Closing Keynote

Scheduled for the final day of the convention, the Closing Keynote caps off our IFEA convention attendees' experience with one final energetic and motivating general session speaker, leaving a positive and lasting impression with attendees before sending them home to eagerly try out the new information and ideas they've gathered.
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Sponsor of the IFEA Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat

Sponsor of the IFEA Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat 
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CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Untethered Perspectives: The Power of Events to Shape a City and Build a Community

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Guy Laflamme
Director
Ottawa 2017 Celebration

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Helping us put a fitting cap on our 63rd Annual IFEA Convention, we are very pleased to welcome Guy Laflamme, Director of the spectacular Ottawa 2017 year-long calendar of extraordinary events, which served as the centrepiece of Canada’s 150th sesquicentennial year celebration and left over 11 million attendees with memories to last a lifetime.

2016 Chair of the IFEA World Board, few professionals in our industry have imagined, produced and experienced the intense scope and scale of events that effectively changed how Canada’s capitol and other global event cities around the world now think of the power of events.

Guy Laflamme specializes in the creation, production and marketing of cultural, recreational and tourism products, with 25 years’ experience in the field. He has attended festivals and events in over 25 different countries, providing a global perspective on best practices in the industry. He is an instructor on Event Management at the University of Ottawa.

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About Guy Laflamme:

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Guy Laflamme specializes in the creation, production and marketing of cultural, recreational and tourism products, with 25 years’ experience in the field. He is Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, an organization initiated by the City of Ottawa and responsible for the production of Canada’s 150th celebrations in Canada’s Capital. With the support of a multidisciplinary team, Mr. Laflamme produced and promoted a year-long celebration with potential direct consumer spending of more than 300 Million dollars and over 11 million participants. The program was composed of a variety of performing arts, sporting, social and large-scale events as well as legacy projects generating a lasting impact on the Ottawa region. Guy has attended festivals and events in over 25 different countries, providing a global perspective on best practices in the industry.
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