President, Agendum Inc.
Rita works as an independent planner with her own company. She is also an award-winning continuing-education teacher at George Brown College and founder and developer of the MPI Foundation Canada. Rita developed the concept of the Canadian Economic Impact Study (CEIS) and, through the foundation, raised $1-million to fund this global initiative. She is also an active member of Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (Site), Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP), and most prominently, Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She is currently chairwoman of the Economic Impact Study 3.0, which will report on municipal and regional meeting data as well as update the national statistics.