Message from the President...

Happy Fall EPM members! I hope you had a turkey filled holiday with all of your friends and family and are looking forward to the busy event season coming to all of us! It was a great summer, typical instantaneous fall and now it seems we are going to see snow sooner than later. A staff member said to me; “It’s like we had two July’s and no August”…

Moving into the season I am looking forward to the opportunity to get together with our association members through our Program Committee initiatives with fantastic networking opportunities while having a little fun. Our most recent event held at the Assiniboia Downs hosted by Dale was so much fun and a unique entertainment experience. We felt like VIP’s. In addition the added value to those live events, we also have webinars planned geared towards relevant professional development and event industry information. Easy, sit at your desk, information sharing.

The event planning industry has seen exponential growth in the last 10 years and expecting to grow at a rate of 44% by the year 2020. I look forward to being a part of that success with this group here in Manitoba. Networking and connecting will be the key to sustaining that growth.

There are two ways to look at what we do:

“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” – Albert Einstein

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein

On behalf of myself and the Board, we thank you for your continued support, participation and as always, open to your feedback and suggestion for added value for you, as a member.

Janet Harder, Event Professionals of Manitoba