Thursday, April 18, 2013

KRW B2B awards on new night and new location: Tuesday June 4 at One King West

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are moving further downtown and will this year be held on a different night than the National Magazine Awards. The awards gala will be held Tuesday, June 4 at the Grand Banking Hall at One King Street West, Toronto It is in the same week as the MagNet conference but not associated with either MagNet or the NMAs.

The event starts at 6:30 with a wine reception presented by Canada Post Corporation and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner and the awards presentation will follow at 7:30pm, with the presenting sponsor CDS Global. The master of ceremonies will once again be Tom
Gierasimczuk, vice-president, editorial (trade and consumer) at Canada Wide Media, and editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine.

Last year, the KRWs were held in the late afternoon, back-to-back at the Carlu with the NMAs, sharing a joint reception with the NMAs, which held a sit-down dinner in the evening. There were complaints that the arrangement made the business-to-business publishers second class citizens. A questionnaire was distributed at the event asking about preferences for format, time and place. Apparently the responses had an effect. The KRWs were partners with and were promoted by MagNet conference which is not the case this year.

The management group for the NMAs and the KRWs this year decamped from the offices of Magazines Canada (the lead partner in MagNet) for new headquarters on Bloor Street.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was surprised the NMAs and KRWs were not mentioned in the MagNet brochure this year. Any idea why there is no cross-promotion this year?

4:19 pm  

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