About Us

At Convergence, we believe the most successful event marketers are intelligent, knowledgeable, collaborative, positive, flexible, and resourceful.  We work hard and strive to find the right balance of investments of time and money for our clients on a program by program or entire portfolio basis.  We help our clients navigate competing and conflicting goals and objectives to deliver world-class solutions that meet market needs. 

Our Team:

Nicola Kastner, CMP CMM
President & Chief Strategist


As President and Chief Strategist at Convergence Event Marketing, Nicola Kastner partners with organizations to improve their event and incentive program strategies. Nicola is a recognized leader in the event industry with over 20-years of experience. Her knowledge of the industry, along with business strategy acumen, allows her to align events to an organizations' larger business objectives in measurable and meaningful ways.
Prior to founding Convergence Event Marketing, she spent 15-years working for some of the North America's leading marketing agencies. Most recently she was Director, Incentive Solutions at Pareto Corporation. Prior to joining Pareto she was the Director of North American Meetings and Events for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, preceded by 12-years with Maritz Canada in a variety of leadership roles. Throughout her career she has consulted to some of the world's leading brands in the automotive, technology, pharmaceutical, financial, and retail sectors on event marketing and incentive strategies. Prior to joining the agency side of the business, she held roles on both the hotel and DMC side of the industry.


Nicola is active throughout the Meeting & Events community and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and regularly sits on industry panels and hotel advisory boards. Kastner holds the designations of Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Certified Meeting Manager (CMM).

In 2011, Nicola was inducted into the 3rd annual M&IT Magazine Hall of Fame in the Industry Planner category. The Hall of Fame awards have garnered industry-wide recognition as inductees represent industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in the development of the Canadian meeting and incentive travel industry.

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