CanSPEP, in partnership with Tourism Saskatoon, has awarded four event entrepreneurs educational scholarships to attend the its annual conference, which is taking place July 27-29, 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI.
The winners are:
- Angela Chorney, Dots & Crosses Event Management
- Tania Fesenko, TDEvents Solutions
- Rita Molinari, RM Consulting
- Julia O’Grady, ITM Events
Each of these planners will receive $1,000.00 to be used toward a one-year CanSPEP membership, registration fees to attend the annual CanSPEP conference in Charlottetown, and assistance with related travel costs.
The winners’ responses on the scholarship application averaged the highest scores based on three independent reviews.
“Tourism Saskatoon is excited to be a partner in creating opportunity for education and membership with an outstanding organization like CanSPEP,” said Candace Schierling, director of National Conventions & Event Marketing, Tourism Saskatoon. “We received such positive feedback from bringing forward the scholarship program in its inaugural year that we wanted to continue the opportunity for new planners to participate and grow their knowledge base as well as assist CanSPEP in increasing membership. It has been a win-win all around and we send huge congratulations to the recipients.”
Special thanks to the Scholarship Committee—Meagan Rockett, Carly Silberstein and Dustin Rivers—for their efforts to revise the scholarship program and criteria, and for their assistance with the evaluations.
CanSPEP is a leader in Canada’s entrepreneurial event management industry. Leading in education and standards, its members believe in a great rapport, supporting the industry and building connections. With over 100 members CanSPEP engaged in a comprehensive member survey looking at its members spend influence and at a more strategic approach in supporting our entrepreneurial members. CanSPEP reports a significant and direct influence with their clients for many aspects of an event from venue selection, audio visual to overall project management. CanSPEP is a definite leader in the events industry with a report member spend influence of over $58 million dollars a year