CanSPEP, in partnership with Tourism Saskatoon, recently renewed an agreement for the second year to offer four educational scholarships of $1,000 to event planner entrepreneurs to attend the CanSPEP annual conference and provide a one-year membership to the Association.
“To have a direct involvement with an organization like CanSPEP and be a part of their growth aligns with Tourism Saskatoon’s goal of giving back and doing more to help people achieve their goals. Thinking creatively and being able to collaborate on this partnership is a win-win,” said Candace Shierling, Director of National Conventions and Event Marketing at Tourism Saskatoon.
The scholarships are intended to assist professional event planner entrepreneurs overcome business challenges through education and networking with other event planning entrepreneurs. Open to professional event planners operating their own business, the money allows them to become a new CanSPEP member and/or to re-engage as a lapsed member and attend their first ever CanSPEP Conference.
“We are very excited to once again confirm our partnership with Tourism Saskatoon. Our partnerships demonstrates the level of commitment we jointly have in serving Event Entrepreneurs raise the level of their business as well as Industry,” clarifies Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, CMP, CMM, President of CanSPEP. “Through on-going education and networking opportunities with suppliers and Association members, one is able to maintain up to date on the ever changing technology, enhance their business relationships and increase their skill on both an event and business application. Being an entrepreneur operating a small enterprise can be isolating and costly when looking for the distinctive opportunities that is unique to our membership.”
As a leader in Canada’s entrepreneurial event management industry, CanSPEP is the only association in Canada that offers a membership exclusively to event planner entrepreneurs and the opportunity for members to exchange ideas and best practices, develop business skills and co-creation opportunities.
Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit visitor and convention bureau marketing Saskatoon and region as a destination of choice for leisure and business travel.
Deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2017.
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