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Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
~ Simon Sinek
"We would like to thank CanSPEP for your partnership and support over the last 20+ years. We have achieved some incredible events together and we look forward to many more years of success, delivering outstanding value and education for CanSPEP and its members."
Congrats Danny & Robert!

Longtime CanSPEP Partners, and let's face it - a HUGE part of the CanSPEP Family - AV Canada has gone through some recent changes.  Follow the link below for further details, and what they have in store for the industry!

But in the meantime, we couldn't be happier for Robert & Danny; and wish them continued success with the company!
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CanSPEP President’s Message - February 2017

Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald CMP, CMM, TAP Resources

Happy Fabulous February!  We are into the second month of the new year and activities within CanSPEP are moving and shaking.

Plans for the upcoming Annual Conference this July in PEI are shaping up very nicely.  I am particularly excited about the keynotes that have been confirmed, a local entrepreneur who owns a couple of boutique hotels, an event space, a few restaurants in downtown Charlottetown and a craft brewery. An amazing man with a entrepreneurial story you will relate to as he shares his early year developments and his advice to fellow entrepreneurs in the industry.   Wait to see that announcement coming out of the conference committee in the next little while.

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Just a few more days until Registration Opens!
CanSPEP Annual Conference
July 26 to 29, 2017
Charlottetown, PEI

We’ve got an amazing conference program planned - focusing on our Canadian entrepreneurial spirit - and will share agenda details shortly.

In the meantime, we’re pleased to confirm our Keynote Speaker - Kevin Murphy - local entrepreneur and President of the Murphy Hospitality Group. Kevin will share some of the challenges, learnings and secrets to what it takes to run a successful entrepreneurial company for 37 years. 

Don’t forget to book your accommodation as soon as possible as we’ve negotiated fabulous rates. Our EARLY EARLY BIRD block at the Delta Prince Edward has already sold out! Here’s a new booking link:
Block Your Room
Please note, the rooms in this block are only available during actual conference dates (July 26-29, 2017).  We will be announcing overflow hotels, which will include pre and post dates shortly.

CanSPEP Blog Posts

What SHOULD Be the 10 Top Meeting Trends of 2017

Around this time of year there is a proliferation of posts about top trends.  Sometimes these are based on research, other times more on the author’s views or opinions. 
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BEICC Re-Brand

Did you know BEICC [Business Events Industry Coalition] has rebranded to Meetings Mean Business
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Introduction to the Power Arranger Series

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts focused on software tools that will make your life as an event planner easier. My name is Jessica Small, Senior Program Manager at Elastic Communications & Events. I am a Power Arranger, and your host for this series!
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Power Arranger: Hello Trello!

Trello is a virtual shared whiteboard and post-it notes application that offers tools and functions to help you keep organized while also allowing teams to collaborate in fun and flexible ways.
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Notable News

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

One Month Left to Get Your PEI Ballots! 

Prize: Round-trip airfare for two to Prince Edward Island. Subject to availability and expires March 31, 2018, Provided by Meetings & Conventions PEI.  Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be a Full CanSPEP Member as per the April 2016 guidelines (an Independent Meeting Planner and/or Proprietor of a meeting planning company), whether they are a volunteer or not, must pay to attend CanSPEP Events (unless the event is complimentary to members). As a result, each CanSPEP Member in good standing is eligible to enter the contest. To be in good standing, your membership dues have to be up-to-date, and no outstanding invoices shall be on file for other services, such as events).

How to Enter

It’s simple! Participate in ongoing CanSPEP activities throughout the year to receive ballots for engagement. For each action outlined below, between the dates of April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, CanSPEP members will receive one ballot, which is the PEI Star:

For full details, and how you can earn ballots, please log into your member profile.

CanSPEP Launches Members Only Facebook Group

Are you on Facebook?  Join our MEMBER’S ONLY group today!  This will allow us to share our business or event questions AND the entire membership will see the answers. We will be able to search within the group for previous recommendations. Request to join our group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanSPEP/ 



 

The meetings industry is ready to deal again with an evening of fun and fundraising in support of the life-saving work of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation with its 6th annual industry Euchre Tournament, MIET on Thursday, April 27 2016.  

Over the past 5 years, MIET has helped raise close to $100,000 for cancer research. Join us for a great evening with colleagues and friends - perfect for those who like cards and even those who don’t. Whether you are a beginner or a euchre aficionado; whether you like to network and just want an evening out, there is something for you – good food, good company, auctions and lots of fundraising activities.

To register - https://www.microspec.com/reg/MIET2017/

Please help us welcome our newest members to the CanSPEP Community!
Emmanuelle Dany, TCI inc.
Angela Chorney, Dots & Crosses Event Management

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