Deborah Lewis, CMP, is the Chief Experience Officer of CityEvents, an innovative and detail-oriented event-marketing firm, with longstanding and sound contacts in the corporate world government, and not-for-profit organizations in Toronto. Deborahs entrepreneurial spirit led her to launch CityEvents in 2006 with a view to creating benchmarks in event planning in the city.

 

Deborahs repertoire of experience includes the development and creation of education programs and conferences for I.E. Canada, the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters; as well as a six-year work association with the Toronto Board of Trade where she produced and planned nearly 120 meetings and events a year. Every year she organized the Toronto Board of Trade Annual Dinner with over 1800 attendees. Later she organized I.E. Canada's Annual and Semi Annual Conference.

 

Currently, Deborahs insatiable energy and drive have allowed her to accomplish the skilled organization of multiple events, all representative of her eclectic portfolio. These include corporate meetings, international trade programs, conferences and workshops, social and networking events, high-profile fund-raising events, fashion shows, art auctions, restaurant promotions, sponsor promotions, trade shows, and product launches. She is also a long-standing member of volunteer committees organizing events such as Luminator, The Ontario Science Centre, The Canadian Opera Companys Operanation, and the Women in Capital Markets (WCM) annual Vinifera Awards Gala. Within the event industry and beyond, she is recognized for her hallmark touches; positive working style, distinctly exclusive guest lists, innovative marketing, and consistency and quality in event execution.

 

Deborah is also tirelessly committed to her community: she is a mentor with the TRIDEC mentoring program, a previous Rotary member, and has been on the fund-raising committee for the New Leaders of Sunnybrook Foundation for the past 10 years. Deborah is also one of the Co Founders of the successful business networking series "FastLane"

 

Deborah is a Certified Meeting Planner, has a B.A.Sc in Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph and a Post-graduate Diploma in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College. Deborah also taught special events management at George Brown College. Currently, she is an Ambassador/Member at the Toronto Board of Trade, member of the Spoke Club and active in the British Chamber of Commerce. Deborah is also one of the owners of Toronto's successful Le Petit Castor @ 1118 Yonge Street

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