Our 2015 Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) had a number of firsts including being the first CCRC to be held outside of Toronto and the first CCRC to benefit from professional conference planning assistance. It was a tremendous success, exceeding target in registration, abstracts, and sponsorship.

Golden Planners played an important role in helping CCRA organize the 2015 CCRC. From the beginning, your involvement has been of immense help, whether it was advice on programming or new sponsorhsip properties and our approcahes into the corporate sector, to managing the conference suppliers.

Without hesitation I would recommend Golden Planners to any organziation contemplating the undertaking of a large conference.

Robin Harkness, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

For our 2012 Conference and Trade Show, Leadership Through Innovation, we wanted to build on the successes of past conferences and you were a big part of this achievement. Over 700 participants experienced the three days of pre-conference sessions, plenary sessions, meals with speakers, social networking events and our largest-ever exhibition of 70 booths including career fair. From the beginning, your involvement has been immense help, whether it was advice on programming or new sponsorship properties, to managing the conference suppliers. Your Timed Oder of Proceedings, including the remarks to be delivered by the Master of Ceremonies, and your on-site support was critical to ensuring a seamless, efficient Program. Since GPI began working with our exhibitors (2010), we have received nothing but praise for how friendly and frequent your communications were with them on behalf of CNA. In fact, our sponsors, participants and suppliers have also been very complimentary about your level of service.

Kathleen Olson
Director of Communications,
Canadian Nuclear Association

This fourth major conference, with almost 500 participants including 100 speakers, 25 exhibits and 54 posters was virtually flawless in its execution. In addition, many of the new or unique conference elements benefited greatly from your experience and guidance. As usual, your on-line registration system ran extremely smoothly. Amelia's pre-conference coordination of exhibitors and their requirements ensured a smooth installation on-site and exibit staff prepared for their duties. The fact that Issues of Substance 2011, the fourth successful conference orchestrated by CCSA and GPI, was such an unqualified success, is due in part to the commitment, experience, and quality service you and your team provided.

Jennifer Lavoie
Director of Communications and Corporate Services
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Since 2002, Golden Planners has provided event planning and management services to the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence. Our events are regarded by attendees as top-notch, and this is largely due to the advance and on-site assistance provided by the GPI team. Our annual conferences move around the country and attract between 200-450 attendees. We have also held joint conferences with other associations. Regardless of the location, size or number of organizers, GPI has consistently met our expectations in delivering excellent service at a reasonable price.

Stephanie Campeau
Director of Public Affairs & Communications
AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence

GPI has consistently been a strong backstop for the aspects of the event in which they been involved - namely registrations and event logistics, including onsite - with an attention to detail that, in our experience, has been difficult to match. Furthermore, GPI has also been a dependable business partner. Jessica Ward and her team who managed the conference for us, are always ready to bring their considerable expertise in suggesting altnerate solutions and offering assistance, all in the interest of delivering a first class event.

Lily Poon
Associate Manager, Professional Health Education, Ontario
Heart&Stroke Foundation

From the beginning of the project through to completion, Golden Planners worked collaboratively with Public Health Agency staff to deliver an exceptional conference in a very short time frame. The event was a great success largely because of the experience, professionalism, focus and dedication of you and your staff. Feedback from many sources indicates that this ninth high-profile conference was the best yet and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to other government departments or agencies.

Danielle Poulin
Director, Immunization Division
Public Health Agency of Canada

When the CPPC transitioned from a fully-staffed head office in Quebec City to outsourced Secretariat Services with Golden Planners, the changes were totally transparent to our membership. Golden Planners took care of all the details and implemented the new membership database and accounting tracking system very efficiently and expertly. The end result was improved systems and reporting capabilities implemented by Golden Planners which CPPC still benefits from to this day.

McEvoy Galbreath
Executive Director
Canadian Public Procurement Council

Your understanding of the Métis and aboriginal peoples was an important component of your services and showed in the consultative advice you provided during the planning and execution of the event. Although our timeframe was extremely short given the scope and size of the event by virtue of procedural developments, you always engaged with enthusiam and professionalism. On-site, you and Amelia made all our participants feel welcome and at home.

Patrick Boucher
Director (former), Policy and Advocacy
Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Your team was responsive and proficient as they picked up on the project with tremendous speed.On site,you seamlessly managed the registration and logistics of multiple rooms and were professional with the hotel staff and conference participants. We appreciated that you provided services in both French and English; thought of all the fine details and we strongly believe that the logistical success of our Forum can be attributed to the attention to detail and experience of your staff. After the Forum, the follow-up activities were of excellent quality and exactly what we were looking for.

Mark S. Saigeon
Acting Director
Office of Program Coordination and Partnerships/
Bureau des partnariat et de la coodrination des programmes
Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response/
Centre de mesures et d'interventions d'urgence
Public Health Agency of Canada
Agence de santé publique du Canada

I have had the pleasure of working with Golden Planners Inc. over the past three years, and would not hesitate to recommend their services. Each time we have engaged GPI for event planning, our functions have been a resounding success. The Event Managers have extensive knowledge of venues across the country and are very familiar with logistics (A/V, hospitality, hotel contracts, etc.) critical to a smooth running event. The GPI staff is always available to provide prompt replies to any questions, and teh on-site support provided has been invaluable. I have found their attention to administrative details, from invitations, to tracking responses and evaluation of our events, to be excellent.

Christina Daly
Senior Project Officer
Air Quality Programs Division
Water, Air and Climate Change Bureau
Health Canada

I am writing on behalf of the entire IAEA CEG membership to extend our heartfelt gratitude and highest appreciation to Golden Planners Inc. for the organisation and administration of the subject event last week. The entire event could not have been conducted any better. All delegates from the 12 attending countries commented most favourably on the excellence of the entire event in regard to its set up and organisation.

Michael J. Washer
IAEA Contact Expert Group


" The event was a great success,
largely because of the experience, professionalism and work ethic
of Golden Planners staff."

" From the design stage to follow-up activities, Golden Planners have maintained consistency in their quality
of work and have always met or exceeded our high expectations."

Sean Ross
A/Senior Director
Treasury Board Secretariat