November 26, 2020
Thirty-eight Canadian event planners were virtually interviewed in order to capture their stories of the repercussions that COVID-19 had on upcoming events. A report was compiled to document the key examples of wisdom and experience that can be utilized in future crises. This report and videos of the interviewees are housed on a website for all to reference at www.chroniclinglessonslearned.ca. Several of those interviewed were working with volunteer committees and groups in the planning of the events. They have shared some very insightful knowledge for the future.
About Heather Reid:
Heather Reid is founder and president of Planner Protect, Canada’s only consulting agency dedicated to reviewing and negotiating balanced event contracts. To date, Heather and Planner Protect have saved clients in the event industry more than $8.5 million in real costs and reduced risk.
With more than 25 years’ experience as an independent event planner, Heather helps event hosts and industry professionals negotiate balanced contracts. Clients include event hosts such as Canadian Rheumatology Association, Canadian Credit Unions Association and TD Canada Trust, and suppliers such as BMO Institute for Learning. Planners, venue representatives and corporate events teams all recognize Heather as a trusted and knowledgeable expert in her field.
About Heidi Wilker:
Heidi Wilker holds a B. Comm. from the University of Guelph in Hotel and Food Administration (now School of Hospitality and Tourism Management), a CMP Emeritus designation, and has over 45 years of experience in the hotel/hospitality industry. She is past-president and an active member of the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP).
In 1999, she started her company ‘Blessed Events, offering full-service conference management to religious and non-profit organizations. Heidi retired from full-time event management in December, 1999 to enjoy volunteer projects, family, and an avid crocheting hobby.
This webinar hosted by the Professional Development Committee is free to members.
Thursday November 26 at 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern