Sudbury, Ontario and St. John’s, Newfoundland have been named the host destinations for the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) 2018 and 2019 conferences.
The 2018 edition will run Thursday, July 26 to Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Radisson Sudbury Hotel.
“Greater Sudbury is at the intersection of Indigenous, French and English Canada. It is a microcosm of the origins of Canada. We feel this emerging conference and meeting destination will be one our members will be thrilled to discover,” says Tuesday Johnston-MacDonald, president, CanSPEP. “More than mining, this dynamic city is now a hub for tourism, a green city that is home to innovation and cutting-edge research, and in particular, a place where diversity thrives.”
“We are pleased to be selected and eager to host the CanSPEP Conference in 2018,” says Paul Schweyer, major events development officer, Tourism & Culture, City of Greater Sudbury. “Greater Sudbury’s unique offerings paired with our Northern hospitality are sure to make a memorable experience!”
The 2019 edition will run Thursday, July 25 to Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s.
“We’re off our heads with excitement to be chosen as CanSPEP’s 2019 host destination!” says Krista Cameron, director of sales, Destination St. John’s. “July is the perfect time of year to experience close encounters with our majestic whales and it’s always a perfect time to experience our slightly off-kilter yet magical storied city that we love to call home! We can’t wait to welcome you!”
“We can’t wait to be welcomed!” says Patricia Pearson, in-coming CanSPEP president. “We understand that there have been a lot of changes in the meetings and events offerings in St. John’s in the last number of years. Our members will be excited to get the chance to explore new and updated venues while enjoying one of Canada’s most unique cultures.”
The 2017 edition of the conference is being held from Thursday, July 27 to Saturday, July 29 at the Delta Hotel PEI in Charlottetown, PEI.
CanSPEP’s annual conference is the association’s signature event, attracting professional event entrepreneurs and industry suppliers from across Canada. The conference’s focus is to deliver innovative business skill development and education topics that serve the business owner in this niche market. It also provides members with the opportunity to network with peers and suppliers.