EVENTS

Upcoming Events


Sep 24

Sneakpeek September Social

Join friends and colleagues for delicious drinks, appies and an exclusive advance peek at the 2014/15 CSMPS program at the Sneakpeek September Social!

Know anyone else who would benefit from the CSMPS community? Bring them along for just $5 extra! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the organization and network with our members.

Date: Wednesday September 24, 2014
Location: Integral Group
Suite 180 – 200 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Fee: 1 ticket $20, Any additional ticket $5 (in the same transaction)

Sponsors:
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Special Thanks to our Gold Sponsors.

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Past Events


JUN 18

CSMPS AGM + Networking Event

Join your CSMPS colleagues and friends on June 18th for our members-only AGM followed by an evening of socializing with appetizers and beverages.

Date: Wednesday June 18, 2014
Location: Shangri-La Hotel
1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Time: 4:00pm Registration
4:30pm-5:00pm AGM Meeting
5:00pm-7:00pm Cocktail Reception
Fee: $30.00 Members / $40.00 Non-Members
Sponsors: Special Thanks to our Gold Sponsors:

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APR 16

A/E/C RFP Tips – The Evaluators Speak

1.5 hour Session

This panel is intended to 1) give proponents insights into trends and opportunities; 2) provide practical information / advice on the competition process; and, 3) to help improve the quality of proposals for the benefit of all involved.

Join us for a no-holds-barred discussion with health care, transportation and academic infrastructure insiders on:
• What works, what doesn’t
• The biggest mistakes they see
• Things few proponents think to do but that would be helpful to evaluators and provide an advantage to proponents
• Questions not asked that would make a difference

Evaluators will answer questions about all stages of the proponent selection process in an open Q&A format.

Panel Members:
Larry Harder, Director, Capital Projects, Lower Mainland Health Authority Facilities Management (Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care and PHSA)
Kerry Magnus, Associate Director, Business Management, Surrey School District
Mark Minson, Manager, Engineering & Project Services at TransLink

MAR 19

Three Dead Guys & Associates: How to Revitalize a Tired Brand

Presenters:Ben Garfinkel and Mark Busse (Industrial Brand)

Your brand story has never been more important in showcasing your firm’s goals, values and beliefs and aligning them with those of your employees and potential clients. Do you know whether your brand and marketing practices are helping or hurting?

Learn how to:
• Clarify the confusion between rebranding vs. refreshing
• Assess why and when a firm should consider rebranding
• Navigate the process and allocate the resources (time and budget) required for a successful rebrand
• Gain a realistic expectation of the ROI of a rebrand
• Create an authentic brand that communicates in a meaningful way
• Manage your brand equity like the valuable and lasting asset it is

FEB 19

Presentation traps to avoid: Being persuasive when a project is on the line

Presenter:Janice Tomich

Engage your audience with the right story, separate yourself from your competitors, and evoke emotions that lead to decision-making. Presenter Janice Tomich has worked with TED, TEDMed, and TEDx speakers as well as executives and professionals from a number of industries to create presentations that captivate their audiences.

You will learn how to:
• Connect with your audience — be memorable
• Bring life to your presentations — use stories and analogies
• Create visuals that support your presentation — get results

JAN 22

DIALOG Design: An Award-Winning AEC Digital Marketing Case Study

Presenter:Miguel Strother

DIALOG’s Director of New Media Miguel Strother, in this case study focuses on the digital marketing program developed as part of the overall firm strategy to attract the best and the brightest talent and promote its expertise across the world.

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NOV 27

CSMPS Peer Group

These Members-Only sessions provide a unique environment to learn and exchange ideas with individuals who share your enthusiasm and passion for Marketing Professional Services.

Peer Group is a benefit offered only to CSMPS Members. The Peer Group meetings are held monthly and conducted in an informal roundtable format. Small Group sizes and a casual setting facilitate lively discussions and networking among members. For more information, please email info@csmps.com.

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NOV 20

What's Your Value Proposition?

Presenter:Robert Murray

Everyone in business should be able to answer the question, “What's your value proposition?” A value proposition is an essential tool. It forces you to look both internally and externally in crafting a statement that is actionable by you and your firm, while being credible and compelling to your target audience.

In this session we will examine how professional service providers describe what they do, so that the value is highlighted and people want to know more.

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OCT 30

CSMPS Peer Group

These Members-Only sessions provide a unique environment to learn and exchange ideas with individuals who share your enthusiasm and passion for Marketing Professional Services.

Peer Group is a benefit offered only to CSMPS Members. The Peer Group meetings are held monthly and conducted in an informal roundtable format. Small Group sizes and a casual setting facilitate lively discussions and networking among members. For more information, please email info@csmps.com.

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OCT 24

The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace

Presenter:Michael T. Buell
October 24, 2013

Do you know where to find new project leads and connect with clients?
Whether you’re a new or seasoned business developer, "The Basics of Business Development" will provide you with the skills and tools to build more business for your firm in any economy. Led by seasoned, active A/E/C practitioners with responsibility for bottom-line contractual results, this program will strengthen your business development skills to position your firm for success in 2013.

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JUN 19

CSMPS AGM + Networking

Join your CSMPS colleagues and friends on June 19th at the Four Seasons Hotel for the AGM (members only) followed by a fun evening of socializing, featuring beverages and delectable hors d’oeuvres.

MAY 30

Driving ROI from your Online Presence

Presenter:Erin Whittle

Professional Services firms in today’s world require a healthy online community. But what happens when your website, email marketing material and social media presence aren’t in full health? What if you can optimize your online community presence.

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MAR 20

Cloud Technologies and The Professional Services

Presenter:Craig Faulkner

In this hyper-paced mobile age, the ability to interact with customers, vendors and co-workers from anywhere at anytime is redefining our communication toolset. At this seminar you will learn how companies are using cloud-based tools like Box, Evernote, and others to engage more customers, and generate more business.

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FEB 27

The Professional Services Video Revolution

Presenter:David Martin

In the digital age, video is the single most powerful tool a marketer has to tell their story. At this seminar you will learn what it takes to create a focused, potent video that can engage both your target market and your own people.

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JAN 23

The Debrief…After the Dance

Presenter:Neil Belenkie

The Debrief. It’s important. It’s daunting. It’s often a missed opportunity whether you’ve won or lost.
Sharpen your business development tools. Learn what you may be overlooking and how in the right hands the debrief can result in stronger relationships and more business wins.

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NOV 27

Preparing for Canada's New Anti-Spam Law

Special Presentation - Members-Only
Presenter: Francis Chang

Are monthly e-newsletters, promotional e-blasts, and holiday e-cards part of your organization’s marketing campaign? If so, this is a session you do not want to miss as these strategies may be severely impacted by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), Bill C-28, which is slated to come into force in early 2013.

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NOV 21

Getting the Fees you Deserve

Presenter:Rob Malec

Learn how to ask for, and get, the fees you deserve. You will be introduced to a straightforward approach to prepare for those client facing conversations in which your fees are set and will learn practical skills you can put into action immediately.

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OCT 17

Best Practices in Tradeshow Strategy

Presenter: Louisa Davis
Whether you are an exhibitor or an attendee, tradeshows and conferences provide a valuable opportunity to grow and market your business. Join us on to discover the strategies & tactics to help maximize your success.

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JUN 20

CSMPS AGM + Networking Event


Join your CSMPS colleagues and friends on June 20th at the Metropolitan Hotel for the AGM (members only) followed by a fun evening of socializing, featuring beverages and delectable hors d’oeuvres.

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MAR 23

The Artistry of Change

Presenter:Carla Rieger

The Artistry of Change® is an innovative approach that blends diverse fields such as educational kinesiology, self-hypnosis, change management theory, creative process models, and neuroscience. Witness how these fields are merging in exciting ways to produce the new ‘workplace artistry'.

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MAR 21

Maximizing Revenue Opportunities

Presenter:Neil Belenkie

If you and your team are responsible for generating revenue through business development efforts, you need to hear what Harvard alumni and Top 40 Under 40 winner Neil Belenkie has to say! Bring your questions & forget about PowerPoint – this is an interactive session focused on providing you with the answers you need to be more successful.

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FEB 22

Business Networking

Presenter:Carey McBeth

Carey McBeth is a nationally recognized etiquette trainer. She is dedicated to helping individuals increase their professionalism, improve their people skills, and enhance their personal brand.

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FEB 01

Speak to Persuade

Presenter:Vanna Novak

We live in a world in which everyone has access to a depth and breadth of information. No matter how hard you work on it, the content of your presentation is becoming less and less of a differentiator. So what do you do to stand out, be heard and get remembered -- for all the right reasons?

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24 SEP

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CSMPS Scholarship

14 JANUARY 2014

2013-2014 CSMPS Scholarship Awarded to Loewe Chan at Simon Fraser University

2013-2014 CSMPS Board of Directors

30 July 2013

See the updated list of board of directors

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