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Upcoming Industry Events

Below you will find a list of external industry-wide events, that you may be interested in attending and where CanSPEP may be participating.

Don't see an event that would be of interest of our members, email us.

    • August 12, 2024


    • August 13, 2024
    • August 14, 2024
    • September 10, 2024
    • 13:00 - 14:00
    • Virtual
    Register

    You’re Worth It:
    Intentional Entrepreneurship

    New Date:  Tuesday, September 10, 2024
    1:00 - 2:00 ET

    What challenges are you facing as an entrepreneur? Chances are the panelists in this session have faced them too! Drawing on lessons learned throughout the Ignite Worth It Initiative —aimed at elevating industry business practices—Editor Laura Bickle will moderate an interactive discussion with event pros Lisa Zivontisis and Shaina Scrimgeour who have taken a thoughtful, intentional approach to their businesses and careers. Using that as a springboard, the group will participate in a group coaching session and share best practices, tips and lessons learned. Bring your entrepreneurships question, challenges and solutions!

     Laura Bickle, Ignite

    Laura Bickle has been the editor of Ignite magazine since 2013. In her 30-year journalism career, she has been on staff at Canadian Living, Glow and Today’s Parent and her articles have appeared in ChatelaineBest Health and Professionally Speaking. In 2023, Laura and the Ignite team launched the Worth It initiative, focusing on advancing the conversation around value and fair business practices in the event industry. Laura is also co-host of the Ignite Your Events podcast. Learn more at ignitemag.ca.

    Lisa Zivontsis, CMP, DES, The Event Partner

    Lisa Zivontsis is the Owner and Lead Event Manager at The Event Partner, an event logistics company based in Toronto Canada, servicing event needs all over the world.  With expertise in logistics and problem solving, Lisa brings over 20 years of experience to meeting and event planning and prides herself on her exceptional service, diligence, and dedication to each project. Her extensive background involves planning corporate and association meetings and managing events from 10 to 2000 people, including conventions and trade shows.  

    Lisa is a member of the Canadian Society for Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She holds the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Digital Events Strategist (DES) designations, giving her the tools to partner with clients in a variety of industries, work seamlessly with all audiences, and anticipate and overcome any challenges along the way.  

    Lisa is known for the attention to detail, energy, and humour she brings to every project. As your partner in planning, she is committed to executing your vision with care and professionalism, so you not only achieve your goals but enjoy the journey.  


    Shaina Scrimgeour, Gemstone Event Management

    Shaina Scrimgeour is the Owner and Director of Events at Gemstone Event Management, also known as GEM; a thriving company she founded with her business partner in November 2020, amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Shaina serves as the current President of CanSPEP (Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners), where she advocates for professional development and excellence in event planning.  

    Outside of her busy schedule, Shaina prioritizes maintaining a balanced lifestyle, nurturing her passion for personal growth through ongoing education and seeking meaningful experiences. Her approach to both her career and personal life underscores her dedication to creating meaningful and intentional experiences.

    Shaina maintains a passion for living life to the fullest, whether she's on the basketball court or exploring a new site with her husband and friends. 

    Registration:

    CanSPEP Member - $25
    Business Associate - $35
    Non Member Planner - $40
    Supplier - $50

    Thank You to Our Education Series partner

    • October 08, 2024
    • October 10, 2024
    • Las Vegas
    • November 17, 2024
    • November 19, 2024
    • Saskatoon


Past events

June 25, 2024 2024 CanSPEP National Conference
June 24, 2024 Venue Series 2024
May 22, 2024 Tips for Better Event Contracts in 2024
May 06, 2024 CSE LIVE & CANADIAN EVENT AWARDS
April 11, 2024 GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY
February 07, 2024 CSAE Tête-à-Tête 2024
February 05, 2024 OTTAWA MEET WEEK
January 28, 2024 GO WEST
January 24, 2024 CanSPEP Day - 2024
November 02, 2023 Preparing Your Business for a Sudden Health Emergency
September 28, 2023 Let's Talk About Insurance
September 20, 2023 CanSPEP Connecting in Ottawa
August 01, 2023 2023 CanSPEP National Conference
July 12, 2023 Building Your Digital Strategy
April 12, 2023 Winning RFP Strategies
January 25, 2023 CanSPEP Day - 2023
January 18, 2023 Conquering Your Clutter - For Once and For All
October 19, 2022 CSAE Conference
September 29, 2022 Profitable Productivity: High-Level Time Management and Award-Winning Business Habits
September 26, 2022 CSE Event Fest (Toronto)
August 02, 2022 2022 CanSPEP National Conference
June 15, 2022 Sponsorship in the New Post Covid World
May 10, 2022 CanSPEP Connections
April 06, 2022 Happy Hour(s) with CanSPEP!
March 17, 2022 Tips, Tricks, Traps and Truths - Lessons Learned from the 2021 CanSPEP Hybrid Conference
February 16, 2022 Gender Inclusion and Diversity: Tactical Considerations for In-person and Virtual Events
January 26, 2022 CanSPEP Cares: Mental Health, Well-Being & Social Connections
December 23, 2021 Experiential Experts Virtual Holiday Celebration
December 15, 2021 CanSPEP Jingle McTwinkle Holiday Challenge
December 09, 2021 CSAE Trillium Hollywood Holiday Party (Virtual)
December 07, 2021 Lunch & Learn! ZOOM's new Events Tool
December 06, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
November 23, 2021 PCMA Canada East - ILLUMINATE
November 16, 2021 PCMA Canada West - SPARK
November 09, 2021 CSAE Community - 2021 Conference
November 01, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
October 19, 2021 CME Expo 2021 - LIVE!
October 04, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
September 13, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
August 02, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
July 20, 2021 CanSPEP Connections (formerly Count Your Blessings)
July 08, 2021 25th Anniversary Virtual Garden Party - Celebration Wrap-Up
July 05, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
June 29, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
June 15, 2021 The Sun Rises on Hybrid Events - What's in the Forecast?
June 07, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
June 01, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
May 18, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
May 04, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
May 03, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
April 22, 2021 Earth Day for Event People
April 20, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
April 13, 2021 MPI The Event
April 08, 2021 SPILL THE TEA presented by Durham College Event Students
April 08, 2021 GMID 2021 - Global Meetings Industry Day
April 08, 2021 Global Meetings Industry Day 2021
April 06, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
April 05, 2021 Members Marketplace Monday on Facebook
March 30, 2021 Virtually Ottawa - Launch!
March 23, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
March 09, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
March 04, 2021 MPI Toronto - Awards Gala
March 02, 2021 CSAE Trillium Winter Summit
March 02, 2021 CSAE Trillium Winter Summit
March 01, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
February 23, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
February 10, 2021 CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau Tete-a-Tete
February 09, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
February 02, 2021 Site Hybrid Conference
February 01, 2021 Member Marketplace Monday on Facebook
January 26, 2021 CanSPEP COUNTING BLESSINGS Community Call
January 12, 2021 MPI Toronto: Virtual Just Networking
January 11, 2021 PCMA Convening Leaders Conference
January 07, 2021 CanSPEP Holiday Event featuring CanSPEPardy!
December 09, 2020 SITE CANADA - Holiday Social
December 08, 2020 COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS
November 24, 2020 COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS
November 19, 2020 CanSPEP DAY - Focus on the Future
November 18, 2020 PCMA Canada East - Virtual AGM and Awards
November 10, 2020 COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS
November 03, 2020 MPAHT Virtual Conference
November 03, 2020 MPI World Education Congress - Reunite for Recovery
November 02, 2020 Virtual - CSAE Conference 2020: Unprecedented
October 29, 2020 MPI Ottawa Virtual Prix Prestige Awards Gala
October 28, 2020 SITE CANADA - Education Day
October 27, 2020 COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS
October 27, 2020 PCMA Canada East Webinar - Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?
October 21, 2020 GBTA Western Canada Conference 2020
October 21, 2020 SUSTAINABLE EVENTS FORUM - Virtual Forum & Tradeshow
October 13, 2020 COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS
October 13, 2020 Administrative Professionals Conference (Virtual)
October 12, 2020 PlanetIMEX
October 08, 2020 SITE CANADA MEMBERS ONLY - Cocktails & Conversation Thanksgiving Edition
September 29, 2020 PCMA East - Destination Download
September 22, 2020 Day of Visibility for the Canadian Live Events Industry
September 17, 2020 SITE CANADA - Young Leaders Trivia Game
September 16, 2020 Unite2020 Virtual
September 15, 2020 SITE CANADA - Empower Your Personal and Business Brand on LinkedIN
September 15, 2020 CANCELLED - IMEX America
September 14, 2020 Rally for Recovery: Canada's Living Room Leadership Chat
September 09, 2020 Postponed - ACTE Global Summit
August 25, 2020 ASTA GLOBAL LIVE
August 18, 2020 CANCELLED - CMEE EXPO
August 17, 2020 Cancelled - SITE CANADA - Golf Tournament
August 13, 2020 Dream It, Plan It, Build it - Lessons Learned in Virtual Events
July 27, 2020 (Virtual) - ILEA Live 2020
July 23, 2020 (Virtual) CSAE TRILLIUM - Summer Summit (Part 2)
July 16, 2020 (Virtual) CSAE TRILLIUM - Summer Summit (Part 1)
July 08, 2020 Cancelled - MPI TORONTO - Golf Tournament
July 07, 2020 Virtual - CSE LIVE 23rd Canadian Event Industry Awards
April 14, 2020 GMID Goes Virtual


      

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