Rita Plaskett has been in the meeting industry for more than 25 years and is one of few Canadians to hold both Certified Meeting Professional and Certified Meeting Manager designations. Plaskett is the principal in her own meeting management firm, Agendum Inc. Agendum’s focus is on corporate and association meetings and conferences, partnering with clients to identify goals, then delivering the most strategic approach to meet clients’ objectives. Plaskett previously held positions at Maritz Canada, Pinnacle Group, and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. She currently teaches part time at George Brown College in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and won the 2006 Award for Teaching Excellence. Plaskett is Immediate Past Chairwoman of the MPI Foundation, and was awarded both the Toronto Chapter Planner of the Year, as well as MPI Toronto Chapter’s President’s Award. Plaskett has been inducted into the Meetings + Incentive Travel Hall of Fame.