IDS Toronto - Interior Design Show

JANUARY 23-26, 2025

Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building

Lisa Barnes
Communications and Business Development at Lisa Barnes PR


For more than 20 years, I have amplified the work and voices of a diverse range of global clients through the development of integrated communications, branding and growth strategies. Specializing in the arts, design and cultural sectors, I am passionate about helping companies make connections between purpose and profit, intention and influence, and building strong reputations across both B2C and B2B markets.

As the Director of Design (IDS), Buildings, and Construction events with Informa Connect, I led multiple national teams through the successful transformation and expansion of digital, hybrid, and in-person content delivery. Throughout my career, I have worked closely with hundreds of businesses, industry leaders, and subject experts to collaboratively forefront design as a vehicle for innovation. As Managing Partner at Camron, I worked with brands to elevate their profile and amplify their global presence to the press, key opinion leaders and industry at large. Committed to authentic brand-building and progressive business leadership, I approach my work through the lens of sustainability as a future driver for our world.

Originally from Vancouver, I completed an English and Communications degree from Simon Fraser University and studied Literature and Criticism at Charles University in Prague. I am a certified professional coach, a wellness advocate, and an active champion for our planet.

Agenda Sessions

  • F06: Public Relations & Communications: How to get coverage and raise your profile