Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors
As the Senior Director of Business Development – Economic Sectors for Destination Canada’s Business Events Canada (BEC) team, Virginie is responsible for leading the development and implementation of BEC’s economic sector strategy and team to increase overnight visitations to Canada by attracting business events from international markets in alignment with economic sectors identified in Canada’s international trade priorities.
Originally from Belgium, Virginie is an engineer specialised in agribusiness and holds the FITT certification of International Trade Professional. Having lived and worked in Asia, Africa and Europe before moving to Canada in 2010, Virginie has an extensive background in business development and international operations including as the director of business development at Economic Development Winnipeg and as the Director of International Trade for the World Trade Centre Winnipeg. Prior to her relocation to Canada, Virginie worked for 11 years in the private sector in exports and commodities processing, as well as in the IT sector in Africa.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM