The GPI Team

Hélène Lamadeleine, Senior Counsel

Hélène Lamadeleine founded Golden Planners Inc. in 1989 following a successful career in personnel and general administration with major firms in Canada and the United States. She became interested in meeting planning while in her previous positions where she planned and managed numerous special events and meetings, many of which took place in Bermuda, Mexico and the USA.

From 1989 till 2013 Hélène was GPI's President and now serves as GPI's Senior Counsel. In this new role, Hélène works with a select number of clients on major projects and acts as an advisor to the GPI team. Hélène has worked with a diverse client base on conventions, meetings and conferences ranging in size from 30 participants to over 10,000. Her specialty is project management and logistical planning where she is able to put her high level of enthusiasm and energy into meticulous planning for each and every detail of an event. She will continue to provide business management advice as GPI embarks on its second quarter century.

Hélène's expertise has been recognized in the meeting planning industry. In 2000, the Ottawa Chapter of Meeting Professionals International honoured Hélène as the "2000 Meeting Planner of the Year". In November 1995, the Ottawa-Carleton Board of Trade nominated Hélène as Business Person of the Year and from 1997-2003, she was a Board Member of the Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority.