Events connect people. Events breed innovation.
Events build communities. Events spark change.

Any event management company can help you choose linens, organize catering or find a hotel for your event. It takes a real partner to get to know your business, understand your objectives, and design and deliver an event that will help you achieve your goals.

At Spark Event Management, we believe that each event is unique, with its own objectives and challenges. We also know that in order to deliver a successful event, you need an event management partner that understands this.

We believe events are so much more than parties and conferences. Events connect people, breed innovation, build communities, and spark change.

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Anh Nguyen, CMP

Anh possesses over 8 years of event production and management experience, having found her passion and enthusiasm for the industry early on while she was completing her Bachelors of Commerce at the University of Alberta.

Anh also completed her event management certificate from Mount Royal University where she earned the E=MC2 Scholarship for achieving the highest grade in her class and obtained her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2011.

She is currently the President Elect of the Meetings Professional International – Greater Calgary Chapter (MPI GCC) and has been involved with MPI for over 3 years. Anh is also the recipient of the 2010-2011 MPI Rising Star Award.

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About Spark

Spark is a full service event management firm based in Calgary, Alberta that was created by pairing together our passion for business and events.

We bring a fresh, unique approach to the event management industry. We are not party planners. We are strategic event management partners. We understand that a properly executed event can be leveraged to support an organization’s strategic vision, incorporated into a company’s marketing plan, or used to build networks and client loyalty.

We approach every project with meticulous attention to detail and obsessive precision. Regardless of size and scope, we treat your event like a business with clear strategic goals, defined milestones, and a comprehensive plan to ensure that your event is delivered on time and on budget. At Spark, we put your organization first. We learn about your business, we focus on your challenges, and we plan events to support your goals.

Laser sharp focus, unparalleled professionalism and exceptional service means clients can trust that their event is in capable hands.

Clients

Our clients include not for profit organizations, corporate clients, regulating bodies and member associations. Each of these organizations has a unique set of business goals and challenges, and has chosen Spark because we understand the business of running events. 

Testimonials

  • Anh always does a great job managing events of any size and scope. She approaches every project with professionalism and passion and is a true pleasure to work with.

    Debra Woods
    Manager, Clients and Markets
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP

     

     

     

     

     

  • As a sponsor, I appreciated the expertise and guidance that Anh provided. Her knowledge of the client, professionalism and impeccable eye for detail made sponsoring the event a pleasurable experience and played a large part in our decision to renew the following year.

    Matthew Hillhouse
    Managing Partner
    Taleo Project Management Services

     

     

     

     

     

  • Having worked extensively with Anh and her team at Spark Events, we see the value they bring to their clients as a truly professional, business-oriented event management firm, and how much they truly enjoy being a part of their clients’ success.

    Maureen Walsh
    Principal
    Little Red

     

     

     

     

     

  • I truly appreciate Anh’s friendly, professional approach to keep things organized. I always experienced an exceptional level of customer service and was always provided with the support I needed to make my speaking engagement a success!

    Lee Lambert, PMP
    Lambert Consulting Group

     

     

     

     

     

  • Anh always ensured our events were executed with professionalism and were first rate. She took ownership of the event and always put the clients’ needs first to ensure the event was a success.

    Greg Liakopoulos
    Partner
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP

     

     

     

     

     

  • Anh is a highly skilled and detail focused Event Manager. Every I is dotted and T is crossed when working with Anh. You only ever have to ask once for her to make sure it both completed and followed up on

    Laurel Sim
    President
    PMI Southern Alberta Chapter

     

     

     

     

     

  • Anh is the consummate professional. Her corporate background experience ensures her clients’ expectations are exceeded. Anh is creative and intelligent, and her ongoing professional development ensures her clients receive the best in the industry.

    Leanne Calderwood, CMP
    Director, Global Accounts
    HelmsBriscoe

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

Our Services

Spark specializes in event management for corporate, association and not for profit clients.

If your event needs to be properly conceived and executed to deliver tangible business results, Spark is your answer. The Spark team is able to provide a full-service event management experience that includes:

  • Project administration and management
  • Budget, cash flow, and financial management
  • Program development and speaker management
  • Speaker contracting & fulfillment
  • Sponsorship sales, support and fulfillment
  • Registration management and support
  • Event branding and marketing
  • Event communications and promotion
  • Print production and management
  • Volunteer management
  • Social event planning
  • Event production and AV coordination
  • Facility and hotel management
  • Logistics & operations management
  • Post-event evaluation

Our Approach

At Spark, we know that a truly successful event starts way before the linens, flowers and lighting. These components are important parts of the event, but they do not define the event. Understanding your organization and the business reasons for putting on an event lays the foundation that ensures your event is providing a return on investment.

Our approach is unlike our competitors because we focus on your business first and your event is the result.

1. LEARN: We want to get to know you.

What is your business about? What are your challenges? What are the issues that your members or clients are dealing with? By thoroughly understanding your company’s leadership culture, how your organization operates and your long term strategic plans, we become a part of your team. Our model works best when we can become more than the “hired help” and can become strategic event management partners, so the first step for us is about getting to know you and your business.

2. BUILD: Let us do the heavy lifting.

Because we have taken the time to learn about your business and the goals of your event, you can rest assured that the event will be on target and in line with your objectives. Leave the planning and management to us. Let us look after the details and the heavy lifting that comes with planning a professional event. From our network of preferred vendors, industry connections and years of experience, we can deliver a full service event management experience. The Spark team is well equipped to deliver a world class event, each and every time. Your job is to run your business; our job is to run your event.

3. DELIVER: Sit back. Relax.

Finally, this is where our event management expertise comes into play. At our core, we love events. We love the on-site details, production plans, schedules, deadlines and to do lists that come along with managing an event. From meticulous management of facility details to AV, catering and on-site coordination, we ensure every detail is looked after. Managing your event using a strategic overall plan and a methodical management approach allows you to rest easy. Knowing that every last detail is looked after will allow you to focus on your attendees and stakeholders at the event. Let us look after the rest.

 

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Blog

Anh Nguyen, CMP, Principal of Spark Event Management, was featured in the latest issue of Ignite Magazine, talking about how she deals with criticism. Ignite Magazine offers meeting planning, incentive programs, business event planning, and event management resources for event planners in Canada and is highly recognized as the go to source for information for the Canadian event management industry. Check out the article here.

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Reviews

“Anh did a great job of managing our 30th Anniversary reception. She quickly familiarized herself with our firm, the event objectives and desired outcome to ensure that we were on target with this event from the beginning. Everything from the venue, entertainment and logistics were managed meticulously with our end goal in mind.  Thanks to Anh’s thorough understanding of our business and her vast event experience, we were able  to pull off a great party while ensuring it aligned with our overall corporate objectives.”

Sohail Thaker
Ethier
 

"Anh took the time to learn about our business and she fully understood our objectives in order to provide us the most comprehensive services. Anh assisted us every step of the way and I was always impressed by her meticulous attention to detail. She consistently provides a high level of knowledge and professionalism no matter what is thrown her way. Anh’s experience in sponsorship management ensured the planning and execution of our sponsorship always exceeded our expectations."

Esther Kim,
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Quadrus Development Inc.
 

"Anh and her team have taken our annual event to a whole new level. Her keen understanding of the unique nature of our business, our specialized organizational needs, and our need to raise the "professional bar" has resulted in double the number of attendees in just one year.  She developed a detailed plan and comprehensive program to keep us on target and on budget. She has added the polish to our event we have been searching for!!"

Lori Kmet
Executive Director
College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta
 

Contact

 
Spark Event Management Inc.
#106 1312 Russell Road NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 5N3
o.  (403) 474-5567
tf. 1-888-929-0991
f. 1-866-203-5458
info@eventsbyspark.com