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Meeting Architect Podcast

Apr 7, 2020

On this episode Brenda is joined by Joanne Charlebois, CEO, Speech Language & Audiology Canada.

Brenda and Joanne discuss:

  • Risk management
  • Measuring the success of your conference
  • Balancing the risk of being innovative and being responsive to what your members want.

Key Learning: The soft and hard metrics to measure...


Mar 24, 2020

On this episode, Brenda is joined by Anne Stubbs, President & CEO of Yoga In My Backyard. Anne is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Fitness Instructor.

Brenda and Anne talk about the value and benefits of Yoga, Meditation and other mind-body disciplines for lowering levels of stress and bringing more balance into your...


Mar 10, 2020

On this episode, Brenda is joined by Paula Sebeizzi, Global Account Executive, Marriott International.

Brenda and Paula discuss the role of a global sales office and how they bridge the gap between the venue and the meeting architect. 

Discussed in this episode:

  • Being a strategic partner 
  • Acquisitions, growing to...


Feb 25, 2020

On this episode, Brenda is joined by Stephane Pelletier, General Manager, Ottawa Marriott Hotel.

Brenda and Stephane discuss how Meeting & Conference business fits into the big picture of business at the hotel.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Is Meeting & Conference business important?
  • Stephane's journey to GM
    • Working in...


Feb 11, 2020

On this episode Brenda is joined by Karen Norris, CMP, Conference Manager and Meeting Architect for the Canadian Association of General Surgeons. 

Brenda and Karen discuss the shift from meeting planner to meeting architect and the tremendous change the industry has undergone in the last ten years.

Brenda and Karen also...