November 19: Meet the Press Event

IABC Ottawa invites you to attend Meet the Press, sponsored by CNW. This professional development event is hosted by Jennifer Stewart, on Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MediaStyle, located at 131 Bank Street.

Theophilos Argitis, Ottawa Bureau Chief at Bloomberg News, Mario Carlucci from CBC Ottawa and Vassy Kapelos from Global National will sit on the panel and present their thoughts on business communications as it relates to their fields of journalism expertise. A question and answer will follow the presentations with networking opportunities before and after the panel.

A complimentary drink will be included with your ticket purchase.

IABC and CPRS members $55
Non-members $70
Students $40


Meet our Panel

Theophilos Argitis, Ottawa Bureau Chief at Bloomberg News

Theo has worked for Bloomberg News for over 10 years. He was a reporter in Athens, Greece and later moved to Ottawa to become the Ottawa Bureau Chief. Prior to working at Bloomberg, Theo was the Business News Editor for Athens News and Managing Editor for New Europe. He taught economics at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies at McGill University.

Theo has a BA (Economics/Sociology) from McGill University and a MA from the University of Toronto.


Mario Carlucci, Director at CBC

Mario Carlucci spent most of his career in radio newsrooms, but has also written award-winning print stories. He currently assigns television, radio and online reporters at CBC Ottawa.

Apart from news, he’s produced current affairs and talk radio programming and has worked in both public and private broadcasting in Canada.

Carlucci led election and budget coverage and produced award-winning shows such as the one-year anniversary of 9-11 at Ground Zero in New York and the funeral of Pierre Trudeau in Montreal.


 Vassy Kapelos, Parliamentary Correspondent

Vassy Kapelos is Global National’s parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa.

Before joining the Global National team, Kapelos was Alberta’s Provincial Affairs Reporter with Global Edmonton. She worked in Saskatchewan before moving to Edmonton in April 2010.

Politics and current events are Kapelos’ passions – and have been for as long as she can remember – her parents even met at a political convention. During her time in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Kapelos has covered a federal election, two provincial elections, provincial budgets and civic elections…and loved every second of it.

Kapelos has a BA (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario and an MA from Dalhousie University – both in political science. She has studied both Canadian and South American politics extensively; her Master’s thesis focused on the debt crisis in Argentina and she has published work on counter-insurgency efforts in Colombia.

*panel is subject to change



Jennifer Stewart

Owner JSCommunications

With a background in journalism, Stewart understands what it takes to craft compelling narratives, whether it’s for reporters, stakeholders or government.

She has worked with a variety of clients since forming JS Communications in a number of sectors, including petroleum, automotive, nuclear, museums, and travel. “Listen first, speak second.” This approach has helped solidify Stewart’s reputation as a top communicator, and lends itself to unique, and strategic client-focused campaigns.

Stewart is actively involved in the Ottawa community. She currently sits on the board of the Women in Communication and Technology association, and the Kanata Food Cupboard. She is a committee member of Project North, and former Vice President of IABC Ottawa.

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