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Sandy Biback, CMP CMM
Founder Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc.

Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM has over 20 years experience in the conference, meetings and events industry. She has worked for corporations and associations before forming Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc. in 1990.

Her many credentials include:
  • Certified Meeting Professional designation from Convention Industry Council (1996) To learn more about this designation visit www.conventionindustry.org/cmp/index.htm
  • Certified Meeting Management designation from Meeting Professionals International (2002) To find out more about this designation visit www.mpiweb.org/education/cmm/
  • MPIToronto Meeting Planner of the Year (2000-2001) 
  • Continuing Education Award of Excellence for Teaching from The City College, George Brown (2003). Click here to read the press release with details of this award.
  • SmartServe Certified
  • Level A CPR Certified

Sandy is an avid volunteer with in the meetings industry. She is currently, or has been, a member of the following industry committees:

      MPI (Meeting Professionals International) www.mpiweb.org 

  • MPI Student/Faculty Task Force
  • MPI International Task Force-Global Crisis Management 
  • Designed and facilitated CMP study groups, both locally and internationally
  • Past Vice President of MPIToronto


      CanSPEP (Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners www.canspep.ca 

  • 2005 Education Chair, Annual Conference
  • 2004 Chair, Golf Tournament 
  • 2004 Chair, Conference 
  • 2004 Past President 
  • 2003 President 
  • 2002 Vice President Public Relations and Communications 

      Convention Industry Council-Accepted Practices Exchange www.conventionindustry.org/apex.htm 

  • Co-chaired Resumes and Work Orders Panel 
  • October 2002, Volunteer of the Month

      PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) www.pcma.org 

  • Member PCMA Convene Publication
  • PCMACanada East, Director Student Affairs
  • 2006 International Conference, Toronto
  • Co-presented session on Taking the Risk to Go It Independently


      Member, "Meeting News" Advisory Board

In addition to managing the many aspects of Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc., Sandy teaches at the college level:

  • Event and Meeting Management (10 course certificate program at George Brown College) 
  • Convention Management (George Brown College)
  • University Nevada at Las Vegas, "Meeting Planning" (Distance Education)
  • Apprenticeship Task Force: Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities

      

Sandy also writes for and has been quoted and profiled in various industry publications. 

  • Click here for a profile in the 2003 BusinessWoman Canada. 
  • In 2001, Corporate Meetings & Incentives names Sandy a member of "The A List" 
  • Meetings and Conventions: A Planning Guide, published by MPI, 2003 (www.mpiweb.org/resources/bookstore/ was a work of love with a joint task force. It is the definitive resource and includes a CDRom of templates and checklists. Sandy was project manager. Click here for a testimonial letter from David DuBois, CMP, CAE, Executive Vice President, MPI Foundation

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