Team Profiles

Kate Cheney, CMP, CMM l Kate is the sole Principal of ConventionALL Management Inc. Kate is a professional, dedicated, outgoing and determined individual who has managed associations, conferences, sponsorship and tradeshow sales for 20 years. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Lethbridge. Kate is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and previously held the position of President of the Calgary Chapter, is a member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). She was honoured with a planner profile in ConnectWest, a Western Canadian MPI Magazine and is also the recipient of the 2006-2007 MPI Rising Star Award, the 2009 Planner of the Year Award, 2010 Chinook Arch Award and the 2014 Westwind Mentorship Award. Kate has also been interviewed and quoted in magazines such as Business in Calgary and Alberta Venture on her expertise in meetings, and tradeshows. She was  also nominated for a 2015 RBC Women  Entrepreneur Award.     

She is also 1 of 1000 recipients worldwide of the Certified Meeting Managers designation (CMM) and most recently named a finalist of the Industry Planner Award for the Meetings and Incentive Travel 2016 Hall of Fame.

Kyla Arneson l Kyla is an experienced and ambitious event marketing specialist. With over ten years’ experience, Kyla consistently strives for excellence in event marketing, customer service and onsite coordination. Kyla has strong experience in sponsorship sales and fulfillment, creating beneficial relationships with industry partners and media. She also has international event experience working out of London, England on projects in Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Arab of Emirates.

Her experience also includes active involvement in Meeting Professionals International, including a tenure as Vice President of Education for the Calgary Chapter, as well as the 2013 winner of the Chinook Westwind award for mentorship. Kyla first joined ConventionALL Management in 2007 after completing her certificate in Event Management at Bow Valley College. She’s thrilled to be back where it all began and looks forward to using her unique experience and skills to make an impact on upcoming projects.

Elaine Courte, CAE l Elaine is an Association Executive for ConventionALL Management performing association management, administrative and office support activities for the team. As a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with the Canadian Society of Association Executives she brings her enthusiasm for organizations and governance.

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