Passion and Vision
The Toronto Congress Centre was founded in 1995 by Mr. Alain K. Sutton. Mr. Sutton’s accomplishments over his 20+ years as Chairman & CEO stretched far beyond what this industry had ever seen. He continuously pushed the boundaries and expectations, setting the bar for our peers higher and higher. A true visionary,
Mr. Sutton in 12 short years grew Toronto Congress Centre from half a million to 1 million square feet, becoming the largest privately owned and operated trade and convention centre in the country. His vision and passion to create great experiences carried through not only in the bricks and mortar but through the culture at TCC. He redefined the term customer experience in the trade show industry from its inception, providing industry events, associations and corporations with an elevated option.
By sheer determination and precise vision, he brought TCC to the forefront of the industry. With an MBA and Engineering degree from McGill and his background in real estate development, hospitality and information technology, he understood what business needed in order to succeed. Mr. Sutton brought the perfect marriage of those fields together with his attention to detail to every facet of the business. His legacy lives on throughout the Toronto Congress Centre, not only in the details and unique taste seen throughout the facility, but through the culture he founded and the positive impact he made on so many.