Meeting challenges, trends and solutions

Independent planner Q & A with: Angela Zaltsman, CMP, A to Z Event Management Mary Mulligan, CMP, Mary Mulligan Event Management Heather Baker, Amaryllis Events What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an independent meeting and event … Continue reading

Meeting Planner Profile: Emma Singh, CEO, Events by Emma Corporation

As a professional full-service event planning company based in Winnipeg, Events by Emma specializes in corporate, non-profit, upscale private functions, social events and weddings. The Events by Emma team is proud of our ability to understand our clients’ vision and needs, and we introduce professional and experienced consultation combined with creative and fresh ideas, ultimately turning their concepts into realities. Continue reading

King of desserts

As the multitude of guests begins making its weekly pilgrimage to Winnipeg’s historic Fort Garry Hotel to partake of its epic Sunday brunch, Richard Warren is busy rallying his brigade of talented pastry chefs who will soon be serving their delectable creations to hundreds of hungry diners in search of the perfect dessert. Continue reading

Chefs of the West: Neal Harkins, Executive Chef, Whistler Conference Centre

Raised in a large family kitchen with European roots, Neal Harkins’ love of cooking started at about four years of age when he played sous chef to his grandmother and quickly learned the heart and soul of hearty home cooking, traditional recipes, and respect for market ingredients. Harkins understood that sitting around the table isn’t a meal – it’s an experience. Continue reading

Meeting Planner Profile: Patricia Rekert, Owner and President of In Any Event Design Inc.

Present: Owner and President of In Any Event Design Inc., Vancouver, B.C. Past: Professional photographer. Expertise: Developing event concepts and identifying innovative solutions. Specialty: Delivering sophisticated elegance in special event design and production. Tell us about yourself: I am a very private person. I have two grown sons whom I am most proud of. Family is the most important part of my life outside of work. … Continue reading