On March 5th Meeting Planners International (MPI) Toronto presented Diana Di Manno, Event Logistics Manager at the Toronto Congress Centre with its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. The award annually recognizes excellence, commitment, service and involvement at the chapter level, meetings industry and community at large.

Ms. Di Manno has been a member of MPI since 2005 and during that time has been actively involved in Toronto chapter meetings, member care and recruitment. MPI Toronto Executive Director, Leslie Wright says, “Diana is passionate and enthusiastic about the meetings industry, and as a leader she engages everyone. In 2008 she was active on several MPI committees, including being responsible for seven big chapter meetings and acting as leader of our All Team meetings.”

Ms. Di Manno is super organized – a quality that is highly regarded by her employer and MPI, and a skill that helps her to juggle her many commitments. “Not only is Diana busy with her job and MPI involvement,” Ms. Wright explains, “but the award also recognizes her community volunteer work with the Dorothy Ley Hospice Golf Tournament and the Toronto Congress Centre’s Community Engagement Committee.”

With 740 members, MPI Toronto is the meeting industry’s premier educational, technological and peer interaction resource, connecting local members to branches throughout the world. It is from the support of our industry’s community that individual success and achievement becomes possible. In turn the individual nourishes the community with their contributions of leadership, passion, commitment, dedication and innovation. For more on MPI visit: www.mpitoronto.org.

Going the extra mile is at the very core of the Toronto Congress Centre’s daily operations. The facility believes so strongly in its people, that it has trademarked the term Great Experience MakersTM (GEM)TM by employing the best personnel to provide the best customer experience level of any facility, anywhere in the world.

The Toronto Congress Centre is located at 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J1. For more information call 416-245-5000.


For more information contact:
Cara Carey, Vice President,
Customer Experience and Corporate Communications Toronto Congress Centre
416-245-5000 Ext. 2227