How will this year's event work?

The 2022 Business Excellence Awards Gala will be held as a HYBRID event.

For those who wish to attend VIRTUALLY from the comfort of your own home or office, you will experience the event on an interactive and engaging virtual event platform called Hopin. This is NOT another webinar! Here's what you can expect:

  • During the Reception, you'll be able to enjoy and partake in live entertainment sessions, group networking discussions, one-on-one conversations, a virtual photo booth, and more. This is unique programming for virtual attendees only! 
  • A nominee gallery will be featured in the Expo.
  • The formal program, including award presentations, will be streamed live into the virtual platform from Bingemans. You will be able to interact with other attendees during this time.
  • Following the formal program, additional virtual entertainment will be available for the BMO Nominee After Party!
  • You can also add-on to your virtual experience by pre-ordering a meal to enjoy at home during the show. 

*The platform does use your video & audio (“Zoom” style) in several areas, so please be prepared to turn on your camera and connect your audio.

For those who wish to attend LIVE (in-person) at Bingemans, you can enter the lottery for your chance to receive access to tickets to the live event. Due to the capacity restrictions, tickets are extremely limited. Please refer to the “Lottery System” question in the FAQ for full details. If you receive access to the LIVE (in-person) tickets, here's what you can expect on-site:

  • During the Reception, you'll be able to enjoy and partake in networking, passed hors d'oeuvres, open bar (including a signature cocktail), access to the Spin Booth, and more. This is unique programming for in-person attendees only!
  • A delicious 3-course dinner (including wine), as you enjoy casual conversation with the other guests at your assigned table.
  • A prime view of the Main Stage for the live formal program, including award presentations. *Please note, for any award winners who are participating virtually, their award acceptance speeches will be done live from their viewing location.
  • Following the formal program, the bar will re-open for the BMO Nominee After Party!

What are the ticket options?

To attend the event (virtual OR live), a ticket must be purchased for each attendee.

Virtual Tickets:
This gives you virtual access to the reception (networking, live entertainment, virtual photo booth, and more) and viewing access for the Awards Show itself.

Live Tickets:

This gives you access to the live event, including reception, networking, after party, and a seat for the Main Stage Awards Show itself. It also includes a 3-course dinner, open bar during the reception, table wine during dinner, and a cash bar during the after party. 

Nominee Tickets:
You have the same ticket options as above, but at a reduced rate. To access the nominee pricing, please book your tickets directly with Chamber Staff by emailing