Chantal Sturk-Nadeau

Executive Director
Destination Canada

Chantal proudly wears the “C” on her Team Canada jersey where she leads Business Events Canada (BEC), a division of Destination Canada responsible for building Canada’s reputation as the preeminent destination for meetings, conventions and incentive business from coast to coast to coast. As Executive Director, Chantal leads the development of the marketing & sales strategy, overseas execution of the plan and leads a dynamic international team based in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Destination Canada, Chantal was an integral member of Tourism Winnipeg (a division of Economic Development Winnipeg) for over 17 years where she led the team overseeing sales and service, marketing, research and visitor services. One of her many highlights at Tourism Winnipeg was her leadership in the development of a Master Tourism Plan for Winnipeg back in 2011, the first of its kind in Canada which has now been emulated across destinations throughout Canada.

And when Chantal isn’t leading Team Canada she remains active on several tourism boards and committees including the Economic Development for French Municipalities, Red River Exhibition, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, and is currently Chair of Red River College’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Committee.

Chantal received her Certified Destination Management Executive designation from Purdue University through Destination Marketing Association International and holds an Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba and an Advanced Diploma in International Business.

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