About Us

Festival Producer

T.O. Food & Drink Fest is produced by National Event Management, exclusively in the event business since 1983, has created and produced over 500 consumer events. NEM currently produces 37 events per year, hosting over 4,000 exhibitors and over 200,000 attendees annually in markets across North America. National Event has created and produced more successful and enduring consumer events than any other company in North America over the last 20 years. Other events produced by National Event Management include: The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, The National Women’s Show, Drive Festival, The Montreal Cannabis Expo, The BC Bike Show and the Franchise Expo. www.nationalevent.com.

Festival Director

Festival Director, Judy Merry, has worked in the special events industry for over 20 years. Before joining NEM in 2021, Judy was the North American Culinary Director for IMG, and before that she was VP at Informa Canada heading up The Interior Design Show (Toronto and Vancouver); Toronto Food & Wine (formerly The Delicious Food Show) and DesignJunction in London UK.

Through her work in the Food & Wine industry, Judy has developed a reputation for creating extraordinary culinary experiences for Toronto Food lovers, hosting the biggest names in food and lifestyle entertaining. Bringing her expertise in curating the best in culinary events to IMG Canada to launch The Big Feastival and take Taste of Toronto to the next level. Now launching T.O. Food & Drink, this will be the latest in culinary events to hit the Toronto food scene.