Agnes "AC" Canonica, CMP, CMM, HMCC, Vice President, Corporate | Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives, MCI USA
Born and raised in the south of France, Agnès also lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Grand Case, St. Martin prior to moving to the United States in 1981. She is fluent in French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese. Her career in the meetings industry started by owning her own incentive company for over a decade, and since 2003, Agnès has been working for third-party CMI top 25 meeting agencies, responsible for implementation, growth, and leading International teams and accounts across the globe, delivering programs in over 55 countries.
Agnès joined MCI USA in 2017 to lead the Corporate Meetings & Events division across multiple industry sectors, working closely with clients as a trusted strategic consultant and leading a team to create programs that align to objectives, focusing on the attendee journey and experience to elevate the customer brand. Thought leader/subject matter expert in the meetings industry, speaking and writing on topics such as international, Life Sciences, risk management, special dietary needs, industry trends, meeting architecture & career growth. Serves as an Advisory board member for various publications, global hotel brands & CVBs. Recognized among nation’s top event professionals by BizBash in 2018, 2019 & 2021. Presently calling Magnolia, NJ as home. Married 29 years, mother of two awesome daughters, and extremely proud grandmother of Eloïse.