Partner Advisory Council


CanSPEP is always building connections within our industry. One way we do so is to tap into the expertise of our partners and suppliers through our Partner Advisory Council (PAC). PAC members share best practices and knowledge that enhances the educational offerings for CanSPEP member, strengthens sponsorship opportunities and relationships and provides industry input and¬†support for CanSPEP’s growth¬†objectives.

Robert Thompson
Director of Sales
Robert has been with AV-CANADA Inc, a part of the STRONCO GROUP OF COMPANIES for over 21 years and is currently the Director of Sales where he oversees the daily operations and budgets of the AV-CANADA Account Managers and provides exceptional service to his clients. Read more about Robert...
Candace Schierling
Director of National Conventions & Event Marketing

In her role as the Director of National Sales for Tourism Saskatoon, Candace leads the department and develops strategic plans and marketing initiatives to promote Saskatoon as host destination. Read more about Candace




Paul Bugge




Miranda Ji


Miranda Ji has extensive sales and hospitality experience, having worked in senior sales management roles with the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour and Starbucks.

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Krista Cameron

Krista is a proud Newfoundlander who recently moved to Toronto (which she refers to as the mainland).  Her experience includes several years outside of Canada, first as a Teacher in South Korea, then as Station Chairman for the American Red Cross in Germany where she was responsible for operations and event programming. Read more about Krista

Vicki Zeppa

A vivacious and creative sales leader, Vicki has owned Zippy Zeppa Consulting for over 12 years, where she offers sales and consulting support for clients. Read more about Vicki

Volunteer with CanSPEP

Industry partners are encouraged to get involved in CanSPEP subcommittees to enhance and share their industry knowledge and to grow and strengthen CanSPEP as a vibrant organization.

See what volunteer opportunities are available.