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Agri-Trade, a partnership project between the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and Westerner Exposition Association is pleased to announce Dianne Smirl as the new Event Manager for Agri-Trade.
Ms. Smirl will be in working with Patrick Kennedy, Event Manager of Agri-Trade for the 2012 and 2013 show transitioning responsibilities and continuing the production of Western Canada’s pre-eminent agricultural equipment exposition. Mr. Kennedy added “I am enthused by the direction the Agri-Trade partnership is providing from the appointment of Dianne Smirl. I look forward to spending the next 2 shows working in conjunction with her.”
“The ability to attract an event professional of Dianne’s caliber guarantees a smooth transition for everyone involved in Agri-Trade whether exhibitor, sponsor or attendee," noted Tim Creedon, Executive Director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. "Dianne’s comprehensive understanding of tradeshow marketing and operations as well as event production will greatly benefit Agri-Trade and allow us to keep growing Agri-Trade as an industry leading event," added John Harms, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager of Westerner Park.
With over 20 years of event and tradeshow experience, Ms. Smirl has worked throughout North America, Europe and South America producing events and helping organizations deliver the best return on investment for their event dollars. Before joining Agri-Trade, Ms Smirl worked with many National companies such as Canadian Tire, The Portables, Deloitte and Shimano as well as many industry shows such as SEMA, ITTSEC, COMDEX and various Outdoor and Home/Garden shows throughout Canada.
Ms. Smirl holds the CME (Certified Manager of Exhibits) designation through TSEA (Trade Show Exhibitor’s Association as well as Diploma’s in Business Administration, Event Marketing and Public Relations and will soon be writing her CSEP (Certified Special Event Professional) exam. Dianne can be reached at the offices of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce via phone 403-755-7124 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact:
Tim Creedon, Executive Director
Red Deer Chamber of Commerce
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