Future Thinking at the 2018 CAPS Leadership Summit


We had a very informative and productive CAPS Leadership Summit on September 15, 16 & 17th in Toronto. This is an annual event for your chapter president and incoming president to meet with your CAPS National Board. We spent three action packed days talking about the past, present and future of CAPS. We had fun,… Continue reading

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President’s Message – September 2018

In this month’s Keynotes video – Steve talks about: Updates from Chapter Leadership in Toronto Each One Reach One competition is heating up – winner gets a free convention ticket for next year! Booking your ticket to the CAPS convention in Vancouver

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Suzannah Baum, Non-Verbal displays of the candidates during English language


  Suzannah Baum on CityTV Montreal to discuss the body language and non-verbal displays of the candidates in the Quebec provincial election [English] debate.   

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President’s Message – July 2018

In this month’s Keynotes video – Steve talks about: His experience at #Influence2018 – the NSA convention Our two newest CSP’s Phil Eastwood and Elizabeth George Booking your ticket to the CAPS convention in Vancouver

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CAPS 2018 Convention Message

WOW!!  This convention is shaping up to be “The Place” to be in Vancouver in December!  Your Convention Team has been hard at work and we are so excited to let you in on some of the highlights!! This year our Keynoters will include: Rick Hansen:  A celebrated Canadian Paralympic athlete, Rick is best known… Continue reading

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Meetings Mean Business Canada Update: Creating a Bigger Impact on the Business Events Industry in Canada

Since the coalition launched its rebrand from BEICC to MMBC in January 2017 MMB Canada, Meetings Mean Business Canada, has raised over $100,000 of initial funding and counts over 130 industry executive leaders amongst its supporters to date. BEICC, Business Events Coalition of Canada was founded in 2009 to advocate on behalf of the Business… Continue reading

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President’s Message – June 2018

In this month’s Keynotes video – Steve talks about: Our upcoming convention in December The CAPS national board meeting Great ways to connect with your fellow CAPS colleagues.

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David Papp, Online security expert, speaks to Global TV in Edmonton about protecting your data + what the GDRP means for you in Canada


Protecting you data Huge data breaches have become disturbingly more common these days. David Papp, a guest on Global TV Edmonton back in February, spoke about some of the issues facing online users and how to protect yourself. David noted that last year there were  146 million effected worldwide in the Equifax data breach alone,… Continue reading

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2018 CAPS Convention Update – May 25

If you haven’t marked your calendar for the 2018 CAPS Convention in Vancouver, please do it now! The convention website and registration opportunities for everyone who has yet to register is scheduled to be available early June.  Additionally, the Call for Proposals for the concurrent sessions has gone out and we’re looking forward to hearing… Continue reading

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President’s Message – May 2018

  In this month’s Keynotes video – Steve talks about: The results of the renewal campaign, and a shout out to Michelle Ray, CSP who lead the charge as Membership Chair Celebrating our new CSP’s The CAPS community West Virtual program National Speaker training Program

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National Membership Chair Report – Michelle Ray

As the membership renewal campaign ended at the end of April, I am happy to report that our association remains strong and vibrant. We have over 400 members including renewals and new members, and our attrition rate was lower than the past few years. A healthy number of members renewed for multiple years (3 or… Continue reading

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Barb Stuhlemmer interviewed on Rogers TV Viewpoint about turning employees into entrepreneurs


Barb Stuhlemmer was interviewed on Rogers TV Viewpoint about the mindset involved in being an entrepreneur versus an employee. The interview featured a passionate discussion around career, family, lifestyle and life balance, as it related to females in business, and the challenges women face. 85% of businesses these days are started by women. The discussion… Continue reading

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