Born in Lima Peru and raised in Ecuador, Pilar recognized her passion for hospitality and tourism in her early 20’s. She pursued her dream and learned from the best! She studied at the world renowned Steigenberger School in Munich, Germany.

Upon completion of her studies she was afforded the opportunity of working at the Five Star, Hilton Colon, Guayaquil. She quickly developed her talent for managing complex and unique banquets,conferences and events for distinguished guests. She hosted many prestigious and high-profile conferences for the Presidents and dignitaries with all of the South American countries.

With her experience and national reputation for excellence, she opened her own restaurant, catering and event business in 2002. Her restaurant was immediately successful. Amidst her success she married and moved to Canada. Pilar formed ‘Pili Hansen Events’ in Vancouver during the summer of 2010 and continues its success in Toronto since 2012.

Pilar has been part of Latincouver’s Carnaval del Sol since 2012, which has become one of the largest and most important Festivals for Vancouver and the province of British Columbia. Pilar has a natural gift for bringing people together for life’s important moments.

Her personal touch and passion for creating the best events are always evident to clients and guests alike.

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