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For over ten years now, The Planner has been providing valuable and relevant information to planners of a wide range of events, from meetings and conventions to business and incentive travel.

Becoming quickly an essential tool for the exchange of knowledge and for interaction between the business key players and the planners from corporate, associations, government, and education as well as the independent sectors, The Planner adapts constantly to the fast flowing and abundant information. 

The Planner helps his lectors to obtain advice and ideas thanks to a clear and  precise contents:

–          Inquires and ideas to assist the planners in their work

–          News and trends of the industry

–          Hotel and tourism trade

–          City presentations and international localities

–          Articles and technological magazines

Venue Guides

Our annual Venue Guides are incredible tools of selection for event planners looking for new ideas and new places.

 5 annual Guides are available:

–          Montreal

–          Toronto

–          Ottawa

–          Golden Horseshoe

–          Atlantic venues

Social Media

The Planner is present on Facebbok, Twitter and LinkedIn to inform you with the latest news every day.  Thanks to those tools, you can also follow us before, during and after our events.

Our events

The Planner’s 5@7

–          The Planner organizes approximately two cocktails a year, reserved for industry professionals

–          With approximately 50 planners per cocktail, who exchange on the news of the sector

–          You can sponsor a cocktail to make discover your establishment

Midi du Plani

–          Networking event with thematic conferences and dinner

–          You can invite up to 7 planners at your table

Speed Dating

–          Takes place in a key place of the event industry

–          You can meet numerous customers during some 5-minutes-meetings

–          There are also professional conferences, cocktail and dinner

Visites de Sites

–          The Planer choose regularly a region or some establishments to make you discover

–          Free activity for planners during an half-day

Partners and contributors


Samy Rabbat  

Samy Rabbat is the Editor of an online magazine dedicated to food, alcohol and hospitality industry

Salon Momentum 

Salon Momentum taking place once a year is a key happening in Montreal at which planners and suppliers meet.  Not to be missed!


Audrey Esar

With over 20 years experience, Audrey Esar is a Solutions Consultant specializing in event management, customer service, training and coaching as well as site selection.  To learn more about how Audrey can help you, she can be contacted via e-mail at

Barry Siskind 

President at International Training and Management Company; author of several books; North America’s foremost trade and consumer show expert.

Diane Senez  

President at TOPCOM and a teacher at LaSalle College, Montreal.

Émilie André 

Founder of Parenthèse Productions – a company specializing in event planning and video production.  Creativity, teamwork and organization are an integral part of Émilie’s daily

Francine Goyer

Coaching entrepreneurs in the event planning, communications and arts sector.

François Lanouette 

Offers free research and hotel contract negotiations service.

Ginette Salvas 

Founder of the National School of Protocol and Etiquette.

Jyl Ashton Cunningham, CMP  

Conference and event planner living on Toronto, Ontario.

Lyne Branchaud 

Event planning consultant and coach.

Marc-André Routhier 

Consultant, coach – Video and Exhibition Producer; founder of Studios IMASUN.

Marie-Claude Dufour 

General Manager and founder of Ecologistik – a company specializing in environmentally friendly

Marylin Bali 

President and event planner at Bali Événements, a Montreal-based company offering tailored special events planning and production

Marilyn Lazar 

Marilyn Lazar is a freelance writer with a special interest in travel and events. After graduating from Concordia University in Communication Studies, she continued her education in travel writing at Ryerson University Toronto and through Mediabistro in New York.

Rachel St-Amand 

Social media host and community manager as well as responsible for the development and logistics at Auberge sur l’a Route

Stacey Hanke 

 Founder and President of Stacey Hanke Inc., Stacey coaches executives and sales professionals how to communicate with impact and influence.

Stéphane Parent 

Event communications specialist for over 15 years.

Steve Ross 

Director of Business Development and Communications at Vision Concept, company specializing in event design, management and production.

Véronique Hébert

Responsible for business development at Décorum – an event décor specialist since 2002.


Contact Us:

1202 – 2075 University street, H3A 2L1, Montreal, QC

Cell : (514) 849-6841 – Fax : (514) 284-2282

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