Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN Planners)

We are a professional association not affiliated with any other meetings industry associations. In fact, we’re turning the typical association model on its head. SPIN is different: we don’t like to think of ourselves as a traditional, typical association because we don’t do things the way you might expect. All members are pre-screened, qualified senior-level planners with at least 10 years of full-time planning experience (the average is closer to 20 years). Basic membership is $25 annually, we’re only for planners, and full of resources built by and for our members. SPIN is a peer-led and peer-focused community of senior-level meeting and event planners who create and share the industry’s highest level of education, networking and engagement. SPIN is the industry’s only supplier-free association strictly serving senior-level meeting and event planners. We influence the future of our industry through extreme innovation, unparalleled education, and a true sense of community and collaboration among peers. Membership is strictly for planners, and you must have 10+ years’ experience to join....

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Canada East Chapter

The Canada East Chapter of PCMA offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for members. We are committed to supporting future industry leaders through our scholarship program with area community colleges & universities by providing endowments to students pursuing careers in the industry. PCMA’s Canada East Chapter serves 233 members from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland....

MPI Toronto Chapter

Inspire our Members to be successful by building Human Connections through Knowledge/ideas and Strong Relationships. Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. As the largest trade association for the $102.3 billion meeting industry, MPI defines the return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals, organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior education, the latest research and trends, professional development and networking opportunities....

International Special Events Society (ISES) Canada

ISES Canada provides a forum for event professionals in all disciplines across the country to network, learn, and exchange best practices with other event industry leaders from around the world. ISES Canada is one of three autonomous affiliates of ISES International. We have the freedom to make our own decisions and set policies within the guidelines of our International Affiliate agreement. We provide support to the three existing Canadian chapters: Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver, as well as all Canadian members at large. We encourage and provide support to other Canadian cities who wish to form new Canadian ISES chapters. Our National board seeks to: Inspire chapter motivation to set and achieve realistic chapter goals Provide chapters and members the support and resources they need to reach their ISES goals Help chapters collaborate and share ideas and resources Enable chapters and members to benefit from the connection with ISES Canada and ISES International Ensure national cohesiveness in ISES Canada branding and national initiatives Operate in the most time efficient and effective manner, maximizing everyone’s volunteer contributions...

Hotel Association of Canada (HAC)

The Hotel Association of Canada is your voice – we advocate on your behalf to build a favourable business climate and influence policies for your success. We offer strong member engagements, effective government advocacy, and the provision of value-added programs and services. Our members are an important part of the HAC network; a network that is over 8,000 strong and encompasses Hotel companies, hotels, resorts, provincial and international lodging associations, industry suppliers, educators and students....