Exhibition Place Announces New Directors

May 26 2016
Toronto, ON – 25 May 2016 – Exhibition Place is pleased to announce two new members of the professional management team. Gilles Bouchard has been appointed Director, Event Management Services and Tony Porter joins as Director, Parking and Security Services.

Gilles Bouchard, CEM, comes to Exhibition Place with extensive experience in the exhibition, meetings and events business, previously working with GES Global Experience Specialists as VP Canada, and as Director of Events and Trade Shows for Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association.  

An active member of the events industry, Gilles has previously served on the Board of CAEM and was part of the CAEM Committee to develop the Health & Safety Training Program.


Tony Porter brings a wealth of management experience to his new role with over 20 years’ experience working in the security, loss prevention and customer service industry.  Previously, Tony was Senior Division Manager for Contemporary Security Canada, which managed security services for the TO2015 PanAm Games.  Additionally, he held a Vice President title with one of Canada’s largest airport security firms, overseeing 2000+ employees.

Arlene Campbell, General Manager, Sales & Event Management of Exhibition Place said “Gilles and Tony are both key additions to Exhibition Place.  We feel confident that their experience and knowledge will be excellent additions to our already outstanding team of employees, while continuing to promote our corporate mandates and values.”

About Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment venue, attracting over 5.5 million visitors a year. The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly with respect to conventions, sport, festivals, recreation, culture and tourism. Located at Exhibition Place is the award-winning Enercare Centre, Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre (LEED Gold), and the Allstream Centre (LEED Silver) conference venue. Exhibition Place recently was a major sports and international broadcast venue during the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American games, the world’s third largest multi-sport Games and the 2016 NBA All Star Game Jam Session fan fest in February 2016. Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative, entitled GREENSmart; which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives and leading edge green technologies and practices across the site. www.explace.on.ca

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For further information, please contact:

Laura Purdy
Director of Sales and Marketing