REPORT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE'S CEO OF THE YEAR GALA DINNER 2019

Canada's Top CEOs were recognized and celebrated during a memorable evening of fine-dining and networking at the stunning Globe and Mail Centre. Against the backdrop of sweeping views of the city skyline by night, corporate leaders took to the stage to receive awards of distinction for their vision, strategy and corporate citizenship. The evening concluded with the highly-anticipated announcement of the overall CEO of the Year.

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Hosted by: The Globe and Mail

Event Planner: Trish Burnett

Number of Guests: 200

Event Timing: 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

 


“The CEO of the Year event was a truly wonderful evening. From the beautiful florals provided by Jackie O, to the detailed layout with the help of Candice andAlison, no stone was left unturned. Victor Dries catered the incredible evening, providing a spectacular meal that was executed perfectly. The event was filled with a positive buzz throughout the night and the feedback poured in for the days that followed

- Luis

 


“The CEO of the Year event was a truly wonderful evening. From the beautiful florals provided by Jackie O, to the detailed layout with the help of Candice andAlison, no stone was left unturned. Victor Dries catered the incredible evening, providing a spectacular meal that was executed perfectly. The event was filled with a positive buzz throughout the night and the feedback poured in for the days that followed

- Luis

Venue

Venue Setup and Furniture

Round tables with Globe and Mail Centre chairs created a sleek, modern environment.

Floorplan

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Event Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM – Setup
  • 2:00 PM – AV Rehearsals
  • 4:00 PM – Setup Complete - Photos taken of Set Space
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM – VIP Cocktails
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – General Cocktails
  • 6:40 PM – Begin to ask guests to head into Event Hall
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM – Dinner Reception & Awards 

** South Lounge to be flipped during dinner**

  • 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM – After Party in Lounge
  • 10:15 PM – Last Call
  • 11:00 PM – Bar Closure; Guest Departure
  • 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM – Teardown 
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Catering by Victor Dries

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Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

  • Mushrooms on Toast (V+)
  • Roasted local wild mushrooms, cashew mozzarella, garlic toasted baguette
  • Ceviche Marinated Sweet Potato (GF)
  • Jicama, avocado purée, cucumber salsa, cilantro
  • Trout Gravlax
  • Horseradish mayo, pickled mustard, rice cracker
  • Mini Tourtiere
  • Maple pork pie, potato, onion

Course 1

  • Poached Beet and Leek Salad
  • Feta cheese, baby kale, sunflower vinaigrette

Course 2

  • Braised Short Rib (GF) sweet potato purée, roasted wild mushrooms, cippolini agrodolce, olive crumble *client requested more potato purée for the actual event
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  • Wood Grilled Sweet Potato (V+/GF) marinated chickpeas, herb salad, coconut tahini dressing
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Beverages

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Beverage and Refreshment Highlights

  • Sparkling Wine: Tarlant Brut Reserve Champagne
  • White Wine: Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Châteaude Sancerre Sancerre 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Red Wine: Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Beer: Mill Street Organic, Collective Arts Rhyme and Reason, Collective Arts Life in the Clouds, Guinness
  • Spirits: Absolut Vodka, Tito's Vodka, Beefeater Gin, Tanqueray Gin, JPWiser's Deluxe Rye Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Ballantine's Blended Scotch, Lot 40 Canadian Whisky, Havana Rum, Olmeca Altos Tequila
  • Soft drinks, juices, still and sparkling water

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Audio Visual Highlights

Corporate Evening Presentation Package with all presentation screens, podium, stage, lighting, microphones, teleprompter, lounge lighting décor rigging and digital screens.

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Specialty Suppliers

  • Rentals: Event Rental Group
  • Florals: Jackie O
  • Décor: Candice & Alison Events Group
  • Entertainment: The Idea Hunter
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