Schedule at a Glance

Monday March 19th


8:15 am

Pick up your badge, grab a coffee & meet your team

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome to CSE Live

9:00 am - 10:15 pm

Event Wars 2.0 - Extreme Production Challenge
Presented by:
Kimberly Beaune, Creative Twist

Elizabeth Nutting, Production Canada 

Wendy Gamble, Aga Khan Museum


Mark Santourdijan, OnQ Entertainment 

Gary Krantz, PSAV

Kyle Brooks, Bespoke Audio Visual

Rick Rowe, Presidential Gourmet 



10:30 am - 11:15 am

Code Blue - What to Do When Seconds Count 

Presented by Jason Oncz, Med-on-Site, Toronto

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

 The Art of Visual Storytelling

12:00 am - 1:15 pm

The EXPERIENCE Food Market Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The BIG Six. Power UP RoundTable Workshops

30 minute power discussions on the SIX critial pillars in every event.

Presented by:
Chad Brincheski, ESP Inc


Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM, ProPlan Conferences & Events 

Sebastien David, Senik Events

Heather Reid, Planner Project


Choose 3 of the following Sessions:


1. Design: Canva 1.0 - Learn How to Use This Simple Design Program and Save Thousands on Design

2. Production: Five Most Important Event Documents and Why You Need Them -

3. Social Media:  Event Tech in - Master Today's Top 5 Social Platforms in 5 Minutes Each

4. Contracts: Secrets & Tips to Negotiate & Reduce Event Costs

5. Marketing: Five BIG Pillars of a Successful Event Marketing Campaign

6. Tech: Tech Talk: Cutting Edge Innovations in Audio Visual

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

The Power of Being Present

Presented by Carolyn Luscombe, CSEP, Eclectic Events, Toronto





4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Wine Down & Wrap Up
Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and Beer.... Need We Say More?

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Opening Night Kitchen KIKI

A must -attend event, the 2018 “Kitchen Kiki” produced by POP Kollaborative, won’t disappoint with creative POP’s of innovation and unexpected experiences around every corner.  Dive, Turn, Work….



Tuesday March 20th


8:00 am

Registration Opens

Sessions are designed as a series of high impact power talks
in 20-30 minute increments running run all day from 9:00 to 4:00 



9:00 am - 9:30 am

From Passion to Powerhouse
Presented by Emily Lyons, President &  Founder, Femme Fatal Media

9:35 am - 10:05 am

The BIG Idea! Top Entertainment Trends for 2018
Presented by Janice Cardinale, President, The Idea Hunter

10:20 am - 10:50 am

The Strategic MindSet
Presented by Ken Kristoffersen CSEP,
CSEM CEO, POP Kollaborative & Meghan Hird CSEP, Director of Live Experiences, POP Kollaborative

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Explore 30,000 sq.ft of unique and creative event ideas

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Tasting Room opens
Featuring sampling & cuisine classes from GTA chefs, baristas, tap rooms, chocolate & cheese makers, dessert bars, wineries and craft breweries.
Discover delicious new products and innovative, one of a kind food ideas for your events.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Event Trends 2018

Presented by Julius Solaris, Event Manager Blog, Las Vegas 

  1:30 pm - 1:50 pm


Design is Dead, Let's Talk About Live Experience 

Presented by Aaron Kaufman, Fifth Element Group, Toronto

 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

How About That Cash?
Presented by Sebastien David, Senik Events, Montreal

 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Thought Exchange  - The Great IDEA Harvest 


Presented by Thought Exchange
Facilitated by Mike Granek, Event Leadership Institute



   5:30 pm













  8:00 pm

  Late Night Hubs at the Host Hotel 


Wednesday March 21st


6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

21st Annual Canadian Event Industry Awards Gala

Learn From the Experts, Get Inspired By New Ideas & Meet the Right Professionals to Empower Your Next Event