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Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.
~ Gorran Persson
Launched!  CanSPEP has a new website! Have a look today!

Has anyone gone through the process of creating and launching a new website and breathing life into an old one?  Well, it’s kind of like building or renovating a new house - you never know what lies ahead until you start! Then the time and money spent is always more than anticipated.

 
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CanSPEP President’s Message - January 2017

Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald CMP, CMM, TAP Resources

There is more than one reason I have chosen to volunteer my time to CanSPEP.    

When I joined CanSPEP, 10 years ago,  it was because I was looking for more ‘hands on’ education on being an entrepreneur, new approaches and processes to deliver meetings and on business development and to connect and learn from likeminded people.    I wanted help, in a financially accountable way, to help me grow my business. I wanted help identifying those aspects of operating my business that I didn’t know, I didn’t know.  I wanted a deeper and more intimate discussions on aspects of operating a business with other entrepreneurs. 

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SAVE THE DATE!
CanSPEP Annual Conference
July 26 to 29, 2017
Charlottetown, PEI

As 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, what better location for CanSPEP’s annual conference than the birthplace of Canadian Confederation – so this July we will head to Charlottetown, PEI – to celebrate where it all began!
 
Our host venue is the Delta Prince Edward, a beautiful downtown waterfront property offering an effortless blend of sophistication and convenience.  As PEI is one of Canada’s leading summer tourism destinations, the hotel will become increasingly busy over the coming months, so we encourage you to secure your accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  While pre- and post-conference travel is certainly encouraged, if you are planning to attend only the conference, recommended reservation dates would be:

Check-In      Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Check-Out   Sunday, July 30, 2017
 
Planner Room Reservation Link

CanSPEP Blog Posts

Selling – It’s all Uncommon Sense

If you are an independent meeting planner, then you know the time you spend on paid work is probably only ever eclipsed by the time spent on running your business – Invoicing, Payroll, Taxes and the dreadful task(s) of Sales and Marketing.
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Which Social Media Platforms Will Work?

Maureen Peets, Founder of Smash House – Helps clients with social media, digital marketing and photography. She shared her insights with CanSPEP members at the Business Summit.
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Business Summit – Tax Takeaways

Nothing like kicking off the new year with a session on taxes! During the business summit our first presenter Alan Rowell at The Accounting Place spoke about taxes and audit Proofing your business! Here’s a snapshot of what you missed …
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Activity in the Membership Portfolio

CanSPEP's VP of  Membership, Joe Orecchio, shares some updates from the membership portfolio - specifically new membership benefits!
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Notable News

A monthly listing of resources and items of interest to CanSPEP members.

Vote for Tina!

Our very own CanSPEP member, Tina Hughes has been nominated for the 2017 Faces Awards with Ottawa's Faces and Businesses Magazine. Please vote for her under category 26 "Event Planners of the Year". Thanks to everyone for your support. Click on this link to vote...it is quick and easy!

The search for businesses who are advancing gender equality is on.

The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) is pleased to announce that The Gender Equality Awards 2017 will be held at The Gender Equality Forum 2017 in Toronto on April 3rd and 4th.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognize and share the efforts of businesses who are aiming to achieve Sustainable Development Goal #5 (Gender Equality) and helping to advance the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Why Participate in The Gender Equality Awards 2017?

Pinpoint National Photography provides CanSPEP a Member Benefit:  a discount on obtaining a headshot at a Public Headshot Session.

The next session will be just east of downtown Toronto, on February 14, 2017. For samples and details: http://www.pinpointnationalphotography.com/headshot

You must book in advance. Write to Jeanney Walker on jeanney@pinpointnationalphotography.com or 416-221-3773 x 6

The CanSPEP member price is $110.00 plus HST or $124.30.  The regular Public Head Shot Session is $139.95 plus HST!
 
Please help us welcome our newest members to the CanSPEP Community!
Jim Koufis, JGK Integrated Solutions Inc. 
Rita Molinari, RM Consulting
Jessica Small, Elastic Communications & Events

Other Industry Events

For a list of other events in the Meetings & Events world, please see the full Ignite Magazine Calendar below. 

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