Our Team

Dana Zita, CSEP CMP
Dana Zita, CSEP CMP
creative crusader / diagnostic thinker / workhorse

Dana Zita is the president of aNd Logistix and a true team leader who is well known throughout the industry for her ability to continually improve event management. She has been creating successful events for clients worldwide for more than 26 years with aNd Logistix. Dana leads her team of experts with the desire to create the ultimate event for her clients. She is a creative professional who excels at successfully matching budgets and timelines with clients’ goals.

As a Certified Special Event Professional and a Certified Meeting Professional, Dana is a true expert. Colleagues often look to her for guidance. An active member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and the and a past instructor for the Sport & Event Marketing Program at George Brown College, her many accolades include nominations for the 2003 Rothman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award and the 2005 Profit Magazines Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in Canada.  Dana was recently inducted into the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo Hall of Fame for 2020 Industry Planner. The Industry Planner category is reserved for individuals who represent everything an event professional should be.


  • More than 30 years in conference and event management
  • Extensive experience servicing a wide range of clients including various government ministry offices, corporations and associations
  • Contract evaluation, negotiations and best practises
  • Conceptual development of special events
  • Creating and coordinating innovative leisure and incentive programs
  • Staff scheduling for programs involving 5 to 22,000 attendees
  • Managing exhibitions, product launches and large-scale events
  • Specializing in matters of protocol
  • Theatre background in directing, production and stage management
  • Intermediate French and Italian

Memberships and Associations

  • Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA)
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
  • The International Live Event Association (ILEA)
    • Educational Council 2010/2011
    • National Chair, Marketing and Communications 2010-13
    • Chair, International Education Committee, 2000-2002
    • International Board of Governors 1997 – 2001
    • Toronto Chapter President, 1995 / 1996
  • Canadian Hotel Marketing and Sales Executives (CHMSE)
  • Director of Affiliates, 1994/95
  • Chair of the Designation Advisory Council, 1998-2000

Appointments and Awards

  • Canadian Meetings and Event Expo Hall of Fame Inductee (Industry Planner) 2020
  • Dana.pngBIZBASH 250 Canada Most Influential Event Professionals 2019
  • Canadian Business Growth 500 List 2019
  • Program Advisory Committee Member, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, George Brown College (2016-2019)
  • Winner, Canadian Event Perspective - Spirit of the Industry Award, 2010
  • 7th Annual Profit Magazines ranking of Canada Top Women Entrepreneurs, 2005
  • Nominee Rothman Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year, 2003
  • Ontario Hostelry Institute Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Industry Achievement, 2001
  • Ontario Tourism Education Council – task force to establish and validate standards for the Special Events Industry across Canada
  • Canadian Hotel Marketing and Sales Executive (CHMSE) Affiliate of the Year, 1999/2000