Director of Sales, Meetings and Conventions, Tourism Vancouver
Michael Drake, joined Tourism Vancouver four years ago, as the Director of Sales, Meetings and Conventions. In this senior leadership role, Michael oversees Tourism Vancouver’s Meetings & Incentives International and Canadian sales team. His team includes Corporate, Association and Sports, along with their Ambassador program, called “The MIND Program”. Michael also assumes the board level position with our global alliance, “BestCities”, on behalf of Tourism Vancouver.
A Toronto transplant, Michael brings 20 years of hospitality sales experience to his role; including Director of Global Accounts at Hyatt Hotels and Associate Director Sales with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Toronto.
A longtime supporter of SITE and a SITE Canada board member for 6 years. Other affiliations include MPI and ICCA. When not out promoting Vancouver, he is out skiing Whistler Mountain, hiking the Vancouver North Shore Mountains or finding a running route in the city he is visiting.
Friday, March 1, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm – Concurrent Session D2 – Connecting BC and Canada to the World Through Partnerships