Specialists in

Virtual, Hybrid &

In-Person Events

GEM is ready to assist in re-imagining what your events are going to look like now and in the future. Let us consult with you to discuss some creative options and bring them to reality. Staying connected with our people is important now, more than ever.

Who we are

Director of Operations

Bobbi Hoffman

Bobbi has been a successful meeting planner for over fifteen years, gaining expertise and knowledge that only comes from working with a diverse group of clients throughout North America.

Bobbi has been a successful meeting planner for over fifteen years, gaining expertise and knowledge that only comes from working with a diverse group of clients throughout North America. She received her CMP - Certified Meeting Professional designation and completed her CMM - Certificate in Meeting Management and continues to be a lifelong learner. The industry is forever evolving and she definitely wants to be a part of it!

When it comes to planning events, Bobbi is a natural at organizing and managing tasks. It’s like the saying “if you need something done, give it to the busy person”. She truly enjoys working with new clients and delivering successful events - that’s always her ultimate goal.

She is proud to share that through the pandemic, she was able to quickly get up to speed on how to run virtual meetings and developed some great relationships with platform providers. In that light, she is excited to start GEM with a fresh slate and work with clients to produce events we can all be proud of.

Director of Events

Shaina Turgeon

Shaina is a driven event planning professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment. She enjoys taking on new challenges and strives to deliver exceptional events.

Shaina is a driven event planning professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment. She enjoys taking on new challenges and strives to deliver exceptional events.

Shaina has over seven years in the industry and has worked in many different areas including food and beverage, wedding planning, medical research meetings and associations. Shaina is fluent in French which is a big asset, especially in work she has done with scientific groups of 3,000+ that have faculty and delegates from around the world.

With face-to-face meetings Shaina has experience in procuring partners and improving return on investment for partners and clients alike. Shaina is dedicated to continuing education. In January 2019, she got her CMP and in this new virtual meeting world has become an expert in all things virtual and is looking at ways to reinvent meetings in-person when the time is right.

Her passion lies in delivering outstanding results and exceeding expectations.

In her spare time Shaina enjoys staying active and volunteering in the industry and her community.

GEM has PASSION for the meetings industry and has a vested interest in providing exceptional service to our clients and their stakeholders.

GEM proceeds with the utmost INTEGRITY because we understand and appreciate the planning process and delivering successful events.

GEM is RESILIENT as the result of our experiences in an ever-changing industry. Moving swiftly and effectively is key.

As Certified Meeting Planners with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we have a diverse portfolio working with many different companies, associations, councils and committees. Thus, our knowledge base is broad and would love to hear about your event!

Let us provide fresh ideas and insight on what back to face-to-face events will look like . . . they will be very different.

Services we offer

Event Consulting

A Needs Analysis will be done to determine your needs.

Full Service & Custom Packaging

A flexible and customized package to fit your needs.

Virtual Services

We have the training and experience to plan and execute a successful virtual event!

Let's get started together!