Schedule At A Glance

MARCH 28 - The Business of Events Forum

 

Venue: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto. This is a full day program designed to bring together people who plan live experiences for a day of interactive and inspiring education. The creatively designed schedule includes a series of hands on workshops, powerful classes, lighthearted moments and mentor led dialogues on the most important and relevant issues facing event planners today.

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

 

 

8:45a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

 

 

9:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

 

 

Break It Up!

 

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 

 

11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

 

 

12:35 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

 

 

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

 

 

Yoga/ Guided Meditation Break

 

 

4:00 p.m.

 

 

5:00 p.m.

Check In, Coffee & Conversation

 

 

Play For Creativity

 

 

Money Talks: The Art of Vendor Negotiation

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Reality - The Marriage of VR & Events

 

 

Event Wars - Extreme Production Challenge

 

 

Luncheon: Food is a Universal Language

 

 

What Would Vogue Do? An Interactive Concept Building Exercise

 

 

Should I Do That? Digging Deep In to the Ethics in Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Session - Life Is a Special Event

 

 

Wrap Up and Shuttle to Opening Night Party

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 - Event Masters Conference

VENUE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre- North Building - 200 Level.
Paid conference delegates  have the option to choose from TWO morning conference experiences. If you choose the Event Plan 1/2 day workshop, you will be given a break in the middle to allow you to attend the Trendsetters Keynote.

 

Option #1: The Event Plan Workshop – From Concept to Execution, the Fundamentals of Planning. Equip yourself with the tools and strategies required to produce affordable, successful and seamless events with this jam packed, half day workshop.

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

 

 

9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

 

 

10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Event Plan Workshop - Part 1

 

 

KEYNOTE - The Trendsetters - NXT Trends From The Event Influencers 2017

 

 

The Event Plan Workshop - Part 2

OR CHOOSE OPTION #2: Mix & Match Sessions

If you choose option 2 you can choose to attend any of the sessions below and move from room to room.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

 

 

9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

 

 

 

9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

 

 

 

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

 

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Huge Impact on a Small Budget – Keys to Maximizing Your Spend

 

 

You're NOT Too Busy for Tech. Modernizing Your Planning Process Without The Learning Curve

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Future is the Experience, NOT marketing

 

 

Eye On Design

 

 

 

 

KEYNOTE - The Trendsetters - NXT Trends From The Event Influencers 2017

 

 

Boycott the Hustle, with Lara McCulloch

 

 

The Millennial Mindset

 

 

KEYNOTE - Why Event Branding Matters

ALL AFTERNOON SESSIONS ARE FREE TO ATTEND

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE - The Formula for Success Panel

Globally recognized event industry leaders share their views on the future of events, secrets to success and what it took to create and maintain some of the events industry's most successful companies.

3:30 p.m.

Design Dilemmas

Located in the Decor & More Promenade Lounge on the show floor. Bring your most pressing design questions and get ready to share in this light and inspirational session bursting with creative ideas.

Ask a Planner (11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - presented by CanSPEP – stop by for complimentary consultations and planner advice from the CanSPEP members.

 

Idea Pods - Based on the columns in Canadian Special Events Magazine, these pop up pods are interactive areas where you can try out new products, talk to experts and join in on important conversations about food, entertainment, design, non for profits events, gifting and more. Designed for small groups of 10 people, these "discussion/display lounges" are led by industry mentors. A schedule will be posted on show day at the registration desk, listing times, mentors and topics.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS, GET INSPIRED BY NEW IDEAS & MEET THE RIGHT PROFESSIONALS TO EMPOWER YOUR NEXT EVENT

I Want to Attend

I Want to Exhibit

I Want to Sponsor

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

 

Check In, Coffee & Conversation

 

8:45a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

 

Play For Creativity

 

9:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

 

Money Talks: The Art of Vendor Negotiation

 

Break It Up!

 

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 

Virtual Reality - The Marriage of VR & Events

 

11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

 

Event Wars - Extreme Production Challenge

 

12:35 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Luncheon: Food is a Universal Language

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

 

What Would Vogue Do? An Interactive Concept Building Exercise

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

 

Should I Do That? Digging Deep In to the Ethics in Events

 

Yoga/ Guided Meditation Break

 

 

4:00 p.m.

 

Closing Session - Life Is a Special Event

 

5:00 p.m.

 

Wrap Up and Shuttle to Opening Night Party

8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

 

The Event Plan Workshop - Part 1

 

9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

 

KEYNOTE - The Trendsetters - NXT Trends From The Event Influencers 2017

 

10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

The Event Plan Workshop - Part 2

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Huge Impact on a Small Budget – Keys to Maximizing Your Spend

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

You're NOT Too Busy for Tech. Modernizing your planning process without the learning curve

 

9:10 a.m. -9:40 a.m.

 

The Future is the Experience, NOT marketing

 

9:10 a.m. -9:40 a.m.

 

Eye On Design

 

9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

 

KEYNOTE - The Trendsetters - NXT Trends from the Event Influencers 2017

 

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

 

Boycott the Hustle, with Lara McCulloch

 

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 p.m.

 

The Millennial Mindset

11:40 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

 

KEYNOTE - Why Event Branding Matters

 

All afternoon sessions and idea pods are free to attendees

 

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

KEYNOTE - The ICONS Panel - The most celebrated event International ICONS share their views on the future of events, secrets to success and what it took to create world renowned multimillion dollar event companies.

3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Design Dilemmas

Located in the Decor & More Promenade Lounge on the show floor. Bring your most pressing design questions and get ready to share in this light and inspirational session bursting with creative ideas.