PCMA CE Lunch’n’Learn: Contracts and RFPs… they are a changin’…or are they? Part II
June 2 @ 12:00 pm– 2:00 pm EDT
PCMA Canada East presents:
Lunch’n’Learn on Contracts and RFPs… they are a changin’…or are they? Part II
Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm EST
12:00 – 12:30pm – Networking
12:30 – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm – Panel
Location: Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport
Last year we hosted an education session on where we were with Contracts and RFPs as we moved into a Post COVID-19 World. As we return back to full capacity events and release of restrictions, Contracts and RFPs processes are still very much “hot topics” in our industry. In this session, we will continue the discussion around … Have venues updated their contracts? What clauses should planners discuss when negotiating? How do planners capture our technology and duty of care needs in RFPs? Have the electronic RFP tools been updated? We are all still moving through this together and it helps when we can share and learn from each other.
PCMA Canada East Chapter has organized a cross-section of industry experts to share recent experiences with RFPs and CONTRACTS ….what they have seen, current challenges, and what they believe will help us move forward better in the future.
Join the conversation….register now! Early bird pricing ends Thursday, May 26th, 2022!
- Heather Reid, DES, Principal Planner – Innovative Conferences & Communications
Heather Reid ARCT MSc DES, the Principal Planner & Owner of Innovative Conferences & Communications, has been engaged in the meetings industry since 1994. Beginning in the industry through her work with a national association, to founding her own independent full service event management company in 2000, Heather has focused her work in the not-for-profit and association sectors. She is also the Founder & CEO of Planner Protect Inc – a boutique consulting agency in the meetings and events industry. Heather is an active member of CanSPEP, PCMA, MPI and CSAE and is currently President Elect for the PCMA Canada East Chapter. She is humbled to have received national recognition for her thought leadership and innovation in the industry, including being named to the Canadian Meetings & Events Expo Hall of Fame in 2017, awarded a Smart Woman In Meetings award in the Innovator Category in 2017, and most recently honoured with the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners’ Heidi Wilker Award of Excellence in Mentorship in 2021. Even with almost 30 years of experience, it is Heather’s desire to continue to grow in this exciting and ever-changing industry, as she is constantly challenged to learn and is inspired by those around her.
- Scott Turyk, Director of Sales, Sheraton Centre Toronto
Scott Turyk is the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. As Director of Sales & Marketing, Scott leads all the commercial activities for Canada’s largest Marriott hotel which just completed a significant transformation of the public spaces, F&B Venues and Club Lounge. Scott has been in this role for almost 3 years. Prior to his current role, Scott served as the Director of Revenue Management at the Sheraton Centre Toronto for 2 years. Before joining the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Scott spent 8 years working in various countries and hotels across 5 continents in Sales, Revenue Management and Hotel Operations gaining great global and diverse experience before moving home with his wife and two young daughters to join the Sheraton Centre Toronto in 2017. Outside of work, Scott has a passion for sports, food and travel.
- Angela Visconti, Global Account Director, Strategic Site Selection
Angela Visconti is a Global Account Director with Strategic Site Selection, supporting Meeting Planners with their worldwide events. Venue sourcing and an expert in contract negotiations with years of experience in the travel and hospitality fields – Angela’s career path has been a progression of leadership experiences which have allowed her to cultivate a diverse skillset, be a caring leader and an expert in her field. Angela’s love for the industry started when she was a teenager after her first trip to Moscow. That thirst for exploration and desire to wander is always present. A Toronto girl through and through – she loves live music, is a serial renovator, paddleboard junkie and believes strongly in giving back through volunteerism within her community, various organizations, and charitable activities.
- Don Leddy, Senior Account Executive, Enercare Centre
A true veteran of the show & conference industry, Don learned his trade from the inside garnering numerous successes through many years with such diverse events as TruckWorld, Logistics Expo, PACex and The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show. The driving forces of Don’s success are an unwavering commitment to the success of his clients and co-workers plus the ability to think outside the box – while selling the box. In 2007, Don found his way to Exhibition Place in Toronto, which is home to Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre, two of Canada’s premier event facilities. He continues to serve clients, utilizing his years of experience walking in their shoes. Whether it’s participating on an industry committee or running sessions for hospitality & events industry students, Don also knows the value of volunteering.
- Dana Zita, President, aNd Logistix
Dana Zita is the president of aNd Logistix and a true team leader who is well known throughout the industry for her ability to continually improve event management. She has been creating successful events for clients worldwide for more than 30 years with aNd Logistix. Dana leads her team of experts with the desire to create the ultimate event for her clients. She is a creative professional who excels at successfully matching budgets and timelines with clients’ goals. As a Certified Special Event Professional and a Certified Meeting Professional, Dana is a true expert. Colleagues often look to her for guidance. An active member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and the and a past instructor for the Sport & Event Marketing Program at George Brown College, her many accolades include nominations for the 2003 Rothman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award and the 2005 Profit Magazines Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in Canada. Dana was recently inducted into the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo Hall of Fame for 2020 Industry Planner.