Completed CSTA Webinars 2015-17

WEBINAR #1 
Thursday, October 15th:  Monetizing Domestic Events:  A presentation by Volleyball Canada offered by the CSTA

Presenter:  Mark Eckert, Executive Director, Volleyball Canada


WEBINAR #2
Tuesday, October 20, 2015: Building an Event Culture:  A presentation by GM Event Inc. offered by the CSTA

Presenter:  Grant MacDonald, President, GM Event Inc. & Past Chair, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance


WEBINAR #3

November 3, 2015 – Mounting an Effective Bid - Making a Promise that Inspires, You can Keep, Motivates Selection and Don’t Neglect

Presenter:  Bill Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Twentyten Group


WEBINAR #4
Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Negotiating Like a Pro

Presenter:  Brent Barootes, President and CEO of the Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®


WEBINAR #5a

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - How a DMO Can Land an NSO’s Event – A presentation by Basketball Canada, Coaching Association of Canada and Water Polo Canada

Presenters:  Maria-Leena Clarke, Director, Marketing & Partnerships, Basketball Canada; Karen Norris, Manager, Events, Coaching Association of Canada and Jeffrey Lindell, Business and Sport Development Director, Water Polo Canada


WEBINAR #5b
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – How a DMO Can Land an NSO’s Event – A presentation by Hockey Canada, Baseball Canada and Gymnastics Canada

Presenters:  Dean McIntosh, Sr. Director, Events and Properties, Hockey Canada; Kelsey McIntosh, Program Coordinator, Baseball Canada; and Mariève Millaire, Director of Events, Gymnastics Canada.


WEBINAR #6
Tuesday, January 12, 2016:  The Event Hosting Check Up - A presentation by GM Event Inc. offered by the CSTA

Presenter:  Grant MacDonald, President, GM Event Inc. & Past Chair, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance


WEBINAR #7
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Sport Events Congress for Rookies

Presenter:  Krista Benoit, Executive Director, Marketing & Events, CSTA


WEBINAR 8
Wednesday, February 17, 2016:  Finding Sponsorship Marketing Assets in Your Organization to Make Money From!

Presenter:  Brent Barootes, President and CEO of the Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®


Webinar #9

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - How to Negotiate a Venue Contract using the New “ABCs”– Achieving Balanced Contracts!

Presenter: Heather Reid, Heather Reid Consulting


WEBINAR #10

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - Building a Local Sport Tourism Strategy

Presenter:  Blair McIntosh, VP Sport - Special Olympics Canada


WEBINAR #11

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Networking Today – Beyond Cocktail Parties and Getting Past Networking Fears!

Presenter:  Brent Barootes, President and CEO of the Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®


Webinar #12: 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - How a DMO Can Land an NSO’s Event – A Presentation by Speed Skating Canada and Canoe Kayak Canada

Presenters: Janice Dawson, Director of Sport Development, Speed Skating Canada and Ian Miller, Communications and Marketing Officer and Ian Mortimer, Domestic Development Manager and Partnership Relations, Canoe Kayak Canada


Webinar #13: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - How a DMO Can Land an NSO’s Event – A Presentation by Canadian Soccer Association and Courage Canada

Presenters: Jessie Daly, Senior Manager, Events, Canadian Soccer Association and Matt Morrow, Executive Director, Canadian Blind Hockey Association (formerly Courage Canada)


WEBINAR #1
Wednesday, September 14, 2016:  Recruiting & Retaining Event Staff & Volunteers:  A presentation by InitLive offered by the CSTA

Presenter:  Tim Van Winckle, Business Development Director, InitLive Inc


WEBINAR #2
Wednesday, October 26, 2016:  Stay to Play - A presentation sponsored by Crowne Plaza Gatineau Ottawa offered by the CSTA

Presenters:  Mark Eckert, President and Chief Executive Officer - Volleyball Canada; Jessica Kotsopolous, Sales Manager, Group - Starwood Hotels; Robert Kawamoto, Director of Sales, Domestic Meetings, Conventions and Sport - Tourism Toronto and Grant MacDonald, GM Event Inc.


WEBINAR #3
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Understanding Venue Naming Rights featuring the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing offered by the CSTA.

Presenter:  Bernie Colterman, Managing Partner, Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing


Webinar #4: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – How a DMO Can Land an NSO’s Event presented by Skate Canada and Ringette Canada

Presenters: Julie Healy, Events Director, Skate Canada, Shannon Youmelle, Associate Events & Content Producer, Skate Canada and Frances Losier – Director of High Performance and Events


WEBINAR #5: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Winning With a Sales Culture presented by the CSTA

Presenter: Brent Barootes, President and CEO, Partnership Group - Sponsorship Specialists®


WEBINAR #6: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Site Selection Tips – How to Choose the Ideal Venue for Your Next Event presented by the CSTA

Presenter: Krista Benoit, President & CEO, iSPARK Consulting


Webinar #7: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Building a Community Sport Tourism Strategy

Presenters: Grant MacDonald, President, GM Event Inc. and Blair McIntosh, VP Sport, Special Olympics Canada