WE HAVE HISTORY
Intertask’s history dates back more than 40 years, when three people – a national radio journalist, a prime minister’s press secretary and a commander of the Golden Hawks – were loaned by their employers to the Department of External Affairs to manage the first ever international meeting to be broadcast live by radio and television in Canada.
The event was the Royal Visit and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1973.
Shortly after the event had taken place, the three met for coffee and discussed how their once challenging careers now paled in comparison to orchestrating the landing of dozens of 2-seater commuter planes on a grass runway transporting international dignitaries from Ottawa to the village of Tremblant.
On that fateful day, Intertask Limited was born and the three partners formed the first conference and event planning company in Canada.
Eventually they went their separate ways . . the press secretary was hired by Buckingham Palace to work for Prince Charles, the commander of the Golden Hawks retired, and some 400 meetings, a Papal visit, many Winterludes, and a new partner later, the last of the three has retired.
In 2010, Intertask substantially broadened its conference and event management resources through a partnership with JPdL, another pioneer in the conference and event planning industry. Since 1982, JPdL has been organizing events, tradeshows, conferences and congresses across Canada and around the world.
This partnership enhances Intertask’s full-service event planning and management capability across Canada, with combined resources at offices in: Montréal, Québec City, Mont Tremblant, Ottawa, Toronto / Niagara Falls, and Vancouver – the latter servicing Alberta and British Columbia.