Testimonials

SGP Conferences and Events has worked with diverse clients from various industries to produce innovative, memorable events. Susan Phillips draws from over 20 years of industry experience to meet the unique needs of the associations, non-profit organizations, unions, political organizations, companies and private patrons with whom she works.

Ability to put together Complex Programs

“I would say that, if there was a more powerful word than “outstanding” to describe my experience working with SGP Conferences and Events Ltd. I would use it.  SGP was hired 2 years ago to help us organize our Conference and Awards Ceremony, which has grown to become a complex event over 2 days, culminating in our closing event (Best Workplaces in Canada Awards Gala Dinner) which has over 800 guests, 70 of them being CEOs.  

I would certainly give SGP an A or A+ marks on their level of service, agility and ability to put together complex programs for large numbers of participants. There is a 4th element I would like to add:  Budget consciousness. SGP certainly helped us save money on many key fronts (referring vendors, reviewing program schedule/flow, suggesting out of the box solutions and much more).  But even better than our own experience, was the feedback we received from our guests:  Our post event survey indicated than an unbelievable 100% of conference attendees rated the event Very Good or Excellent.

I would certainly recommend them.”

Jose Tolovi Neto
Managing Partner
Great Place to Work® Canada
Toronto

Responsible and organized

“Having worked with Sue for many years, I can wholeheartedly recommend her services. She was responsible for organizing numerous conventions, conferences and meetings of all sizes and types across the country for our members. Her professionalism, attention to detail and excellent negotiating skills not only enhanced the success of those events, but unquestionably saved the organization a huge amount of money, time and grief. Her ability to find creative and effective solutions to difficult problems is extraordinary.”

“For example, having been directed to organize a large and complex national convention in St. Johns, a relatively small city, Sue and her staff efficiently dealt with all 400 participants’ transportation arrangements, three hotels and a convention centre, the issue of how to provide breakfast and lunch to so many participants and get them into the plenary room on time, and addressing an array of interpretation, audio-visual and computer needs. In my experience, few others have quite the range of know-how and skills that Sue brings to organizing both large and complicated and small and simple events.”

Daniel Kinsella
Former National President
Union of National Employees—Public Service Alliance of Canada
Ottawa

Professionally planned and executed

“The greatest advantage to working with Sue is knowing that your event will be professionally planned and executed; that you will be consulted and engaged in the process; and that each first-time participant will have an enjoyable experience. Client service and attention to detail are what make a great event and I can always count on Sue for that.”

Heather Brooker
Past President
National Component (UNE-SEN)
PSAC

Strong Relationships

“Working with Susan was wonderful. She is extremely professional and her relationship with the conference organizing committee, the delegates and the service providers was amazing. She is extremely organized and took care of all aspects of our conference, from the initial planning and venue selection to amalgamating feedback from participants and all steps along the way. I would definitely work with her again!”

MA Walker
Past Regional Vice-President
UNE – PSAC

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