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Being listed as a committee member on the CanSPEP web site led local business to contact me for information on the conference and gave me a higher level of recognition within the industry and within my region.

Mariette Haras CMP, Member 2016 CanSPEP Conference Education Committee
Joy Fox, Sarah Sekalala, Rose Timmerman-Gitzi (CanSPEP 20th Anniversary Conference in Windsor, ON)

Photo credit: Samuel Engelking Photography

How I Grew My Business in Three Days

As a start-up event planner, the theme of the 2016 CanSPEP Annual Conference, Remembering the Past . . .Envisioning the Future, couldn't have been more enticing. My business, Bash Divas, is young enough that I haven't been exposed to the wealth of opportunities, networking, and experience that CanSPEP offers and that's why I applied for the scholarship to attend this annual gathering in Windsor.

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CanSPEP President’s Message - March 2016

Bettyanne Sherrer CMP, CMM, ProPlan Conferences & Events


This month’s President’s Message belongs to CanSPEP’s first President and Founder, Joy Fox, CMP Emeritus.

Follow the link below for an excerpt from a message received from Joy and that showcases why Joy continues to be an inspiration to us all.

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CanSPEP Blog Posts

And The Winner Is...

CanSPEP’s Awards of Merit were handed out at the 2016 Conference on March 5th at a Roaring 20’s evening held in the St. Clair Centre for the Arts in Windsor, ON.
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2017 Conference Location Announced

PEI is pleased to be hosting CanSPEP’s 21st conference.
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CanSPEP Accredited for CMP Education Credits

CanSPEP is now a CMP Preferred Provider (PP) with the Convention Industry Council (CIC)
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New Member Benefit: Perfect Event Proposals

Perfect Event Proposals has partnered with CanSPEP to provide members with a discount on a web-based proposal design tool specifically for the event industry.
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Notable News

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

  • CanSPEP 20th Anniversary Logo: The official launch of CanSPEP's 20th anniversary took place at the conference in Windsor. Now's the time to add the 20th anniversary CanSPEP logo to your email signature. Logos can be found in the members section of the CanSPEP website.
  • Don’t have time to do that errand, need a personal assistant or an extra hand to help? Try these sharing economy sites to outsource skilled tasks to trusted people in your community: www.AskforTask.com and api.TaskRabbit.com
     
  • Bettyanne Sherrer and CanSPEP are featured in the February/March issue of Ignite Magazine  with a short interview with editor Laura Bickle.
  • Have Your Say! Have you responded to the CanSPEP member survey? Your responses will help us provide important information about entrepreneurial event planners to industry partners, improve CanSPEP member benefits and help grow the Association. Responses can be provided until April 1st.
At this year’s Annual Conference we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of CanSPEP. Wow, how time flies! We wish to thank our special guests for joining us including our founder Joy Fox and several of the founding members. In addition to the celebration we were joined by industry experts who helped us to think about how we can do business better. One of my favorite quotes that I overheard was “I have learned so much at this conference…and I attend a lot of conferences!”

We certainly hope that the conference was all that you expected it to be and that you took the opportunity to make new friends and renew old acquaintances, to discuss and share experiences, suggestions and opinions with your colleagues from across the country. 

On behalf of the conference committee we wanted to say thank you to all who attended this year’s CanSPEP conference including planners, speakers, special guests, sponsors and suppliers. We appreciate the time and effort you took to join us in Windsor and for your participation and the sharing of your ideas and expertise. For those who couldn’t make it, we hope you will join us next year in Charlottetown, PEI when we hold conference at a new summer date.

As the Chair of the 2016 CanSPEP Conference, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our volunteer Planning Committee for their time, commitment and dedication to the success of this conference. Our host Destination and Venue; Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and Caesars Windsor partnered to provide a truly authentic experience left you with a small taste of what you can expect when doing business in their wonderful region. I sincerely thank them both for their gracious hospitality.  I trust you all left with new tools and ideas to take to the office and a suitcase full of memories. 

The power of a great team produces great success. 

From my heart to yours, thank you!

Patricia Pearson
2016 Conference Chair
 

Conference Committee Members:

(L-R/Front) Tina Hughes, Heidi Wilker, Patricia Pearson, Doreen Ashton-Wagner, Marie-Claude Bureau, Helene Moberg, Ann Clemensen

(L-R/Back) Shannon McLellan, Heather Lockwood, Mark Elmorsy, Jason Toner, Tina Wakeford, Meagan Rockett

Missing from photo: Farida Esmail, Nancy Campana, Mariette Haras, Christine Baily

New Members

Here are our newest members of CanSPEP. We’d like to welcome them to the family.

CanSPEP Events

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

  • March 29-31, 2016: CSE Live! 2016 (Exhibiting)
    Toronto, ON Learn More
  • April 28, 2016: Business Networking - SAVE THE DATE
    Toronto, ON Learn More
  • July 10-11, 2016: Business Model & Pricing Session - SAVE THE DATE
    3 Locations (ON & SK) 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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