April 15, 2010
Paul Day
Paul Day

Trade show manager

What is your basic job description at LO?

Trade Show Manager for Congress and Expo 2010 and Department Manager for the trade show team. I also sell exhibit space for Canada Blooms.

What was your background before coming to LO, and when did you begin work at LO?

I started at LO in March of 1995, and before that I owned my own trade show management company, producing on average eight shows a year.

When not at work, where can you be found?

On the golf course!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A sport statistician, but I soon found out it is a very narrow and competitive field. Then I wanted to be a golf pro.

What inspires you during your time at LO?

As Gilles Bouchard said in his staff profile (Horticulture Review, February 2010) the strength of our department is it has over 89 years of show experience and we know that we are the best in the business. There is also the willingness of our show committee volunteers to all work diligently to ensure that we produce the most professional and hassle-free events.

Name your all-time favourite movie, musical group and TV show.

Christmas Vacation, the Rolling Stones and Two and a Half Men.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Probably to play St. Andrews in Scotland, or Pebble Beach in California.

Tell us one thing about you that few of your colleagues know.

My company won the Outstanding Business Achievement Award for the City of Mississauga in 1990.  Also, I had three holes-in-one in 2008 and was written up in Ontario Golf Magazine (Spring 2009).