News & Articles - Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners

  • What Events Industry Experts Think About the 2021 Federal Budget

    The Liberal government delivered its long-awaited budget last month, unveiling $101.4 billion in new spending. Supports were specifically promised to aid the recovery of Canada’s hard-hit tourism industry, which includes meetings and business events. It outlines $1 billion over three years for tourism, starting in 2021/2022; a $500-million Tourism Relief Fund to support investments by local tourism businesses in adapting to the pandemic; a $595-million Recovery Hiring Program to make it easier for businesses to hire back laid-off workers or…

    The Business of Meetings

  • Venues Host What Could be Most Important Event of 21st Century

    Hard-hit by COVID-19, convention centres are once again seeing lines of people eagerly waiting to gain entry. But unlike in ‘normal’ times, they’re not there to attend a ‘typical’ event. Rather, thousands are flocking to these facilities to take a jab in the arm to protect themselves from the potentially deadly virus. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is among several events venues across the country that have pivoted for the public good. Canada’s largest convention and meeting facility opened…

    Event Operations

  • Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET 2018)

    The Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament, an annual event which raises money for cancer research, is excited to announce the transition of the 7th Annual Tournament to CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners. CanSPEP and MIET have signed a memorandum of understanding which supports the integrity of the event and ensures profits will support cancer research to find a cure through Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Founding member and Chair of MIET and BBW Vice President Sheila Wong states, “It’s…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Six marketing tips to promote your next event

    By Brent Taylor Let’s talk marketing. It seems today that there is a plethora of marketing materials, opinions and experts advising us on how to best market any product or service we have to offer. Why is that? Why is there so much attention being given to marketing? I recently read Seth Godin’s books, All Marketers are Liars and Purple Cow. I recommend both these books along with Simon Sinek’s Start with Why. I was intrigued by what Godin identifies as…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • CanSPEP update: Promoting professionalism, creating awareness

    Now in its 16th year, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners began in 1996 as IMPAC (Independent Meeting Professionals Association of Canada). Its founder and first president, Joy Fox, CMP Emeritus, created the association out of a need to gather independent planning professionals as a strong group of entrepreneurs. The organization’s first meeting was held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto where the 24 planners in attendance developed a mission to “promote, support and educate independent meeting and…

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