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CONFERENCE and EVENT TEAM

 

Wendy Levy

Wendy D. Levy - Principal: Wendy Levy is arguably one of the most knowledgeable and professional conference planners in Atlantic Canada. As an independent planner, she has had countless opportunities to work with boards and committees to plan and execute successful conferences and events. Involved in the hospitality and tourism industry for twenty-nine years, Wendy has worked in various positions in the major convention hotels ranging from banquet manager to director of sales and marketing. Her experience in sales and marketing has been extensive and has involved provincial, regional and national projects. For the past sixteen years, she has owned and operated Innovative Planning Inc., considered one of the region’s leading conference, event management and consulting firms, working with a broad range of organizations, large and small, to assist in developing, marketing, selling, funding and managing events.

Karen Edwards

Karen Edwards – Event Assistant: Karen has been employed full time by Innovative Planning since 2006 and worked part-time since 1998. She provides support for office duties, speaker/presenters, sponsors and onsite management. Previously she worked as a Service Coordinator for SimplexGrinnell and Konica. Karen has a Business Administration Diploma, Halifax Business Academy.

 

Associates

Chris Larsen

Chris Larsen - Strategist: Chris represents over 30 years management experience and expertise, specifically since 1982 in Atlantic Canada, in executive positions with major international corporations. Larsen has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Marketing Major) from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA. LMS is a consulting enterprise, founded by Chris to provide a wide range of sales, marketing, promotional, and event management SOLUTIONS for businesses, governments, associations, sporting groups and universities in Atlantic Canada.

 

Colette Robichaud

Colette Robicheau - Organizer: Colette is a Marketing Consultant with an extensive background in project management and public relations. From idea to implementation, Colette has worked most areas of the event management arena, including teaching event planning. Her attention to detail is highly regarded, and she is known to be able to Organize Anything. Along with full event planning services Colette also specializes in areas such as conference marketing, concept and theming, speaker management and sponsorship. Colette has worked internationally and her interpersonal skills create great project clarity for successful relationships with clients, volunteers and suppliers.

Other Personnel and Service Providers: Various support personnel will be introduced into the project at the appropriate point of the planning and implementation of the event. As well, Innovative Planning Inc. has developed positive working relationships with a wide selection of subcontractors. “Preferred Pricing” programs are available to Innovative Planning Inc. from many suppliers.

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