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Meetings Winnipeg

Natalie Thiesen

Natalie Thiesen
Vice President, Tourism
1 204 954 1978

Sectors of focus:  Information and Communications Technology, Energy & Environment & Tourism

Natalie is responsible for overseeing the Business Development Managers in order to optimize overnight visitations across all markets. Natalie is also responsible for attracting U.S. tourism business through the meetings and conventions market.

Annie Henry

Annie Henry
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1990

Sectors of focus:  Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing & Creative Industries

Annie is responsible for attracting sports, special events and meetings to Winnipeg. Her main focus is attracting tourism business through the sport federations and corporations.

Lynnea  Adrian (DES)

Lynnea Adrian (DES)
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1992

Sectors of focus:  Life Sciences

Lynnea is responsible for attracting business events to Winnipeg through national and international associations and third party meeting planners.

Maria Paletta

Maria Paletta
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1981

Sectors of focus:  Agri-Business, Financial Services, and Energy & the Environment.

Maria is responsible for attracting business events to Winnipeg through national and international associations and third party meeting planners.

Crystal Seman

Crystal Seman
Sales Administrator
1 204 954 1989

Crystal supports the sales activities of the Business Development Managers and expedites the bids and proposals in order to increase visitation.

Brittany Cawson

Brittany Cawson
Project Manager
1 204 954 1967

Brittany is responsible for managing the two marketing and sales consortiums of the Team Winnipeg, Winnipeg Tour Connection and broader tourism stakeholders’ programs and initiatives.

Farnoosh Niroo

Farnoosh Niroo
Client Services Coordinator
1 204 954 1991

Julie Perrett

Julie Perrett
Event & Project Coordinator
1 204 954 1996

Julie provides support to the Tourism Winnipeg's Project Manager and Business Development Managers. She is responsible for administrative functions, maximizing sales activities, partner engagement and assisting with events that contribute to increasing the visitor economy.