Greater Sudbury hosting Professional Event Planners Conference

Jul 24, 2018

On July 25 and 26, Greater Sudbury will welcome members of the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners to the community as host of their annual conference, being held for the first time in Greater Sudbury.  

Attracting conferences such as this will expand the city’s opportunities to host events, attract business and create a more robust portfolio as a prime destination for business professionals.

"Greater Sudbury has so much to offer and we are proud to be a destination for friends and families, adventure seekers, cultural explorers and savvy business travelers and we want to continue to grow" said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. "We are excited to host the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners and look forward to showcasing to this group and the world why we are an ideal destination for future conferences and events."

CanSPEP members will be visiting several of the city’s marquee event venues while attending the four-day conference.  

“We are thrilled to be bringing our Annual AGM and Conference to Greater Sudbury this year,” said CanSPEP president and professional event planner Patricia Pearson. “Our members will unearth their entrepreneurial success and experience what the great city of Greater Sudbury can offer to their clients.”

“This is a chance for Greater Sudbury to showcase our beautiful community as it stands now, and start sharing our excitement for what the future holds for this city, “,” said Ian Wood, director of economic development for the City of Greater Sudbury. “

The CanSPEP Association chose Greater Sudbury for this year’s annual conference through a competitive bid process, succeeding Charlottetown, PEI, as the 2017 host community.  Attraction and retention of meetings, conventions and business travel form an important component of the City’s annual tourism marketing and promotional efforts, and aligns with the Greater Together Corporate Strategic Plan’s priority of attracting more events and conferences to Greater Sudbury.

The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) is a growing association of independent professional event planner entrepreneurs who collectively produce thousands of meetings, conferences, and events across Canada each year.  The annual spend influence of CanSPEP members for 2017 was over $80 million and the Association’s membership actively represents 349 clients each year, including corporate, association, government, non-profit/charity, incentives businesses and other programs.