Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold Geneen
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The DNA of a Highly Effective Conference Team

A conference management team comes together for a singular purpose: To execute a live event with efficiency, professionalism and detailed perfection towards accomplishing a well-defined goal.
The dynamics of this team are unique from a regular working team. 

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CanSPEP President’s Message - June 2016

Bettyanne Sherrer CMP, CMM, ProPlan Conferences & Events

I am feeling the excitement that comes when you know you are on the precipice of something innovative.  You know…that tingle that starts in your toes…  The CanSPEP Board members are currently involved in TWO innovative projects in service to the membership that has us tingling all over:

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CanSPEP Blog Posts

Business Centered Education

In the recent CanSPEP member survey, members said they wanted education focused on their business.
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Being an Entrepreneur Takes Guts

Meet Lesley Forbes, one of CanSPEP’s newest members. We think you’ll enjoy her business philosophy and words of wisdom on being an event entrepreneur.
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Strategic Marketing Trends – The Shifting Sands

Kevin Maynard of Smart Foundations joined our CanSPEP community, bright and early on a Thursday morning in April. Approximately 40 senior event planners and supplier partners gathered at The Old Mill in Toronto, to hear what Kevin had to share on the ‘Shifting Sands’ in marketing.
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How to Lead When No One is Listening

One of the most interesting sessions I attended at the 2016 CanSPEP Annual Conference was Dr. Mary Donohue’s How to Lead When No One is ListeningDr. Donohue is a scientist and provided new perspectives based on the extensive research she has conducted.
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Notable News

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

  • CanSPEP Member Receives Recognition: Heather Lockwood CMP and Owner of Heather Lockwood Meetings, has been busy and it's all paid off in some high profile recognition. She was recently interviewed in Ottawa Magazine  about her high profile event Bon Appetit Ottawa and won the MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Award for Planner of the Year. You can read about her award on the CanSPEP Blog . Well done Heather! 
  • Want to Profile Your Expertise? The CanSPEP blog is the perfect place to share your knowledge in your area of expertise and reach potential clients looking for assistance with their events. If you have an event related topic that you would like to propose for a CanSPEP blog post, contact Diane Laundy, VP Communications.
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New Members

Here are our newest members of CanSPEP. We’d like to welcome them to the family.
  • Mahoganey Jones, Event Specialists
    (647) 693-3444
  • Karen Fiorini, Global Planning Source Inc.
    (289) 319-1001

CanSPEP Events

All upcoming CanSPEP Events (and those we will be exhibiting at) are listed below:

  • July 10-11, 2016: Business Summit - Early Bird ends June 28
    3 Locations (ON & SK) Learn More
  • August 15, 2016: Event Business Blueprint - Registration Opens Soon
    Toronto, ON Learn More
  • August 16+17, 2016: Incentiveworks
    Toronto, ON Learn More
View Our Full Calendar of Events

Other Industry Events

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

Other Industry Events

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