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Patricia Pearson , CMP

Managing Partner

Over the course of the past 20 years, Patricia has provided logistics management services for events and conferences for projects and clients such as the Canadian Aids Society, Department of National Defence, Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and numerous other government, association and non-profit organizations. She has held roles as Senior Event Manager with Brent Moore and Associates for 8 years and as Director of Convention and Catering Services at the Chateau Cartier Resort for 12 years.

As Managing Partner with CanPlan, she brings a wealth of experience as both a planner and facilities manager providing a real understanding of the needs and constraints of both the client and supplier. She brings an additional 10 years of management experience in the hospitality industry. Patricia is fluently bilingual and holds a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation since 2007.


Patricia is an active member of the following associations:

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 1998, Board Member–VP Finance (2008-2012) / Chair of the MPI Annual Golf Tournament (2003–2010)

  • Canadian Society of Association Executive (CSAE) since 2012, Board Member – Co-Chair, Program and Continuing Education Committee (2014/2015)

  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Canada East Chapter since 2012

  • Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) since 2013, Conference Committee (2014/2015)


Patricia also holds many volunteer positions in the Ottawa Region.

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