EWI Worldwide Adds Pharma Meetings & International Events Veteran, Agnès Canonica

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New position strengthens company’s operational capabilities throughout Latin America.

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Agnès Canonica

"Strong operational capabilities in Latin America are essential to delivering integrated programs for our clients. Agnès brings this competence to EWI Worldwide."

EWI Worldwide, a global, live communications company, announces the appointment of Agnès Canonica, CMP, CMM, as the executive director of strategic markets within its Events Division. Canonica will be responsible for delivering life sciences events for pharmaceutical brands around the world, while also spearheading meetings and live communications programs across various industries within the Latin American market.

“Strong operational capabilities in Latin America are essential to delivering integrated programs for our clients,” said Suzanne Wells Miell, President of the company’s Events Division. “Agnès brings this competence to EWI Worldwide, along with a real passion for the industry and education and an unparalleled work ethic.”

Fluent in three languages, Canonica has nearly 20 years of international expertise in strategic event, meeting and incentive planning, with firsthand experience and intricate knowledge of producing pharmaceutical events throughout Latin America. She is a member of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and an active speaker on international and life science topics in the meetings industry. Prior to joining EWI Worldwide, Canonica led global event programs for many brands including Pfizer, Abbott, Takeda, Nestlé and Kraft Foods.

“Pharmaceutical meetings are highly regulated worldwide,” Canonica said. “Our job is to produce best-in-class meetings that allow brands to remain compliant, consistent and effective, while at the same time, deliver engaging and culturally-appropriate experiences. Operational excellence is our professional responsibility and it’s very humbling to be part of something that will improve human health and longevity.”

In this role, Canonica will also help develop other types of events including seminar series, developer forums, multi-city tours, award, VIP and incentive programs, sporting and concert events. Canonica’s next speaking engagement is scheduled for March 28, 2011, at the CBI 7th Annual Pharmaceutical Meeting Management Forum in Philadelphia, PA where she’ll address international events and regulatory compliance.

About EWI Worldwide
EWI Worldwide is a global, live communications company that creates community between brands and customers. From concept to completion, EWI Worldwide develops strategic, integrated programs for clients across all phases of live communications including exhibitions, events, retail, pavilions and digital engagement.

Boasting 32 years of experience, the company supports a diverse group of clients across multiple industries and has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Shanghai and Winston-Salem with strategic alliance partners worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.ewiworldwide.com. To learn more about global programs for global brands, visit http://www.ewiworldwide.com/handled.

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