Two of the magazine industry's biggest annual events -- the National Magazine Awards and the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for the Canadian business press -- are being presented back-to-back this year at the Carlu in Toronto on Thursday evening, June 7 with a joint industry reception in between. The awards programs are cornerstones of the magazines week that includes the MagNet industry conference which runs from Tuesday June 5 to Friday June 8. A release from the organizers, the National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Canadian Business Press, says
"The NMAF, CBP and Magazines Canada believe it is advantageous to align the two events in order to benefit from increased networking between these two sectors of the Canadian magazine industry, as well as to maximize organizational synergies for a successful event that celebrates excellence in the content and creation of Canadian magazines."At 4 p.m., doors will open for the KRW Awards, which will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Carlu's Round Room. There will then be a joint industry cocktail reception in the grand foyer from 6 until 7:30 at which point ticket holders for the NMA Gala will be invited into the Concert Hall for a served dinner and the presentation of the 35th annual National Magazine Awards.
Various ticket options will be offered (to be posted on the NMAF and KRW websites by May 1 and May 3 respectively). In addition to choosing one or the other awards plus the reception or the "full meal deal" of both, there will be a general admission option, which includes the industry reception, dessert and the opportunity to watch the National Magazine Awards ceremony on screen in the Round Room.