Ep 17. Trevor Lui of The International Centre shares his story

Trevor Lui is currently the Director of Operations & Sustainability with The International Centre, one of Canada’s largest & most diverse event facilities and host of over 450 events annually. His current role encompasses direct management of total event logistics & operations, corporate sustainability, client experience, consultation and project development overseeing 200+ employees.

His experience comes from both the private and public sector. In a career spanning two decades, he has held different management positions within major gaming/entertainment, hotel and convention venues overseeing the planning and execution of many high profile and unique events.

He currently oversees the company’s platform on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Task Force; an opportunity that allows him to combine his personal passion of both events and CSR. His mission is to identify sustainable business strategies with a mandate focusing on Community Relations, Environmental Sustainability and Employee Engagement Programs. Trevor is also an appointee for the Steering Committee Board with Partners in Project Green and the Canadian Council of the MPI Foundation. He is also currently designated as a Mentor in the MPI Mentorship Program designed to assist in the development of new industry talent and a member of the Degree & Post Grad Advisory Committee at Humber College.

Trevor is also a frequent speaker at college programs related to the hospitality industry having worked on initiating student and intern partnerships. Trevor is also a contributor to various industry publications, speaker panels and can be found on the conference circuit. You can also catch Trevor in past episodes of Food Network’s “The Heat” and “Daytime.”

Please refer to Specialties for a broader overview of expertise.

Specialties:Total Event Operations
Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Strategies
Revenue and Client Satisfaction Acceleration
Social Media
Food & Beverage, Operations and Design
Special Events, Conference & Convention Services/Logistics
Event Consultation
Kitchen Design & Consultation
Venue, Restaurant & QSR Consultation
Menu Design
Branding and Marketing
Strategic Management
Employee Relations
Casino, Gaming and Entertainment Events
Compliance

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  • Thanks Trevor and Mark for another great podcast. I started in this industry as an accidental tourist of sorts as well and it’s great to benefit from your experience.

    I’m a generation Y-er that works with a tech company–that’s working to disrupt the industry–but talks like yours make me see there is still so much boomers can teach me and my fellow “Y-ers” about technology and how we manage our brand with it.

    Trevor mentioned reverse mentoring where “Y-ers” can teach boomers about new disruptive technologies–while boomers teach “Y-ers” about the industry; but understanding how boomers interact on social media, or with technology, is integral if we’re ever to be successful customizing ourselves to our buying group. Etiquette is certainly changing as technology moves faster and faster but knowing where the world is today makes sure we can help shape tomorrow.