2007 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR GOES TO…

Alain Sutton, Chair & CEO Congress Centres Inc.

Respected business leader Alain Sutton Chair & CEO of Congress Centres Inc., operating in Toronto as Toronto Congress Centre (TCC) has been named the 2007 Business Person Of The Year, receiving the highest individual recognition presented tonight at the 10th Edition of the Annual Business Excellence Awards.

Business Person of the year was awarded by The Toronto Board of Trade/Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce, at the Awards Gala held at the Westin Bristol Place Hotel.

Alain Sutton’s legacy for business excellence has been well established in the 12 short years since the opening of Toronto Congress Centre. Alain firmly believes that in business, “It’s not enough to do well, one must continually strive to reach above and beyond.” It is this ideology that inspires Alain Sutton.

1n 1995, Toronto Congress Centre was founded with a single visionary goal: “to become the most innovative, customer-focused convention facility in North America.” Toronto Congress Centre’s business-to-business track record is unmatched, hosting some of the largest and most prestigious events in the country.

With the recent groundbreaking expansion of Toronto Congress Centre to 1 million sq. ft., it is the largest facility of it’s kind in Canada and in size ranks among the top ten in North America. And if this hasn’t kept Alain busy enough, he is also well known by the many community projects and organizations he has so generously supported.

Toronto Congress Centre hosts many of the largest and most prestigious meetings and expositions in the country. In 2006, Toronto Congress Centre was named a finalist in AIPC’s highly competitive APEX Award for “World’s Best Congress Centre”. In 2005, it became the first and only trade facility in the Americas to receive HACCP Accreditation, meeting the highest level of food safety practices worldwide. TCC prides itself on being Great Experience Makers TM (GEM)TM , providing the best customer experience of any facility, anywhere in the world.

Toronto Congress Centre is located at 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada M9W 1J1. For more information call 416.245.5000.

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For more information contact:
Cara Carey, Vice President
Customer Experience, Corporate Communications
Toronto Congress Centre
416.245.5000 Ext. 2227
ccarey@torontocongresscentre.com