MPI Supplier of the Year Award Goes to………

Ottawa Tourism’s Theresa Cragg Gatto, CMP, received the Supplier of the Year award at the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Toronto Chapter Awards Gala, held March 4, 2010, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The Supplier of the Year award recognizes highly motivated, ambitious, and driven members in their volunteer role to invest time and talent at Chapter meetings, contribute articles to industry publications, and develop relationships with customers and industry associations.

Cragg Gatto, CMP, is Ottawa Tourism’s Toronto-based Convention Sales Manager responsible for attracting meetings and conventions undertaken by Canadian corporations and associations and the Chicago market.  Cragg Gatto also sits on the Board of Directors for the MPI Toronto Chapter – the largest Canadian chapter – and is a past recipient of the MPI Toronto Chapter’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for 2007.

“This is a great accomplishment for Theresa and all she does to promote Ottawa to our Toronto customers,” says Noel Buckley, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. “Her strong work ethic and her dedication to the industry have led her to become a respected leader in tourism for Canada’s Capital Region.”

MPI is the leading international community organization committed to advancing the $102.3 billion meetings and event industry. With over 60 chapters in over 60 countries, its 20,000 members of meeting planners and suppliers have access to educational programming, the latest research and trends, professional development and networking opportunities.
Ottawa Tourism provides destination marketing, strategic direction and leadership in cooperation with members and partners to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its vision is to build recognition of Ottawa as an outstanding four-season tourism destination.