The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) honored planner Rita Plaskett, CMP CMM and supplier Robert Thompson with its Industry Excellence Award and Industry Partner Award respectively at its Canada Meet Week Breakfast, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 15, 2015.
Plaskett, president of AGENDUM Inc., was honored for her leadership and commitment to CanSPEP and the Canadian events industry. A driving force behind the development and implementation of the Canadian Economic Impact Study (CEIS), her long list of awards includes MPI Toronto Planner of the Year, MPI President’s Awards, MPI Recruiter of the Year and George Brown Teaching Award of Excellence. She was also inducted into Meetings + Incentive Travel’s Hall of Fame as an Industry Innovator in 2010.
Thompson, who has worked as director of sales at AV-CANADA for 20 years, received the association’s premiere Industry Partner Award for his unflagging support of CanSPEP and and the meetings industry.