Behind the Scene and Everything in Between

Anne Smith

event planner

Anne Smith
Ottawa, ON

Need a hand, a conference, an event or a wedding to plan;Call Anne!

I am a fully bilingual self-starter and team player with an outgoing personality. I have good judgment and pay thorough attention to details and your budget. I have excellent conference planning and administrative skills. Many years of experience working and communicating with senior executives, government officials, university faculties, international and national organizations and the general public.

I am friendly, passionate about my work and love to plan large events. Tell me your vision and with our combined ideas Behind the Scenes and Everything in Between will make your event come to life.

My 20 year career started out as an assistant for different organizations. Being part of small organizations, I had amazing opportunities and extended my responsibilities to include planning conferences, workshops and special events.

One of my strongest assets is my coordination experience. I love to make events memorable for participants.

At the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, I was able to plan and organize safe transportation for the children’s’ activities and events. Solicit, plan and organize special Christmas events – the Angel Tree Program.

At CODE a Canadian non-profit promoting literacy in the developing world. I was able to plan and organize the logistics for many large international workshops in Canada and in Africa; bringing people together from over a dozen countries. Also, I coordinated numerous smaller workshops and meetings.

Preparations for these events included negotiating contracts for venues and services, meeting catering needs, procuring supplies and arranging accommodations. Complex international travel arrangements were also part of my responsibilities; making sure all participants arrived on time and rested.

I am exceptionally organized and have the ability to prioritize my work and manage my time effectively in response to competing demands and unanticipated requests. I deliver within time constraints and budget. I always maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion.

My professional development includes but not limited to a designation from QC Career School, looking forward to graduation and being an official International Event and Wedding Planner (IEWP). I hold a certificate in Professional Translation from Toronto University.


Anne’s on the ball; relax Behind the Scenes and Everything in Between’ got it all!

Behind the Scenes and Everything in Between knows how busy you are, that is why our services of planning and organizing your conference, event or wedding is important.

All the behind the scenes details are important and need a lot of attention, careful planning and organizing to make a memorable event. The magic behind the scenes makes your vision a beautiful memory that will be talked about months after.

Behind the Scenes and Everything in Between will plan, organize and execute your event to your specification and on your budget.

½ hour Initial consultation is free of charge. Together we will discuss your vision and general ideas, timeline and budget.

Agreement consultation, we will discuss main ideas, budget, fees and contract.

Behind the Scenes and Everything in Between’ main goal is to provide you with the most memorable event without having to deal with all the little details. An event that will make you the talk of the town!

Need a hand, a conference, an event or a wedding to plan; Call Anne!


It is often the case that when we conduct workshops, there are slip-ups in local arrangements, support for trainers is lacking or inconsistent, or we end up playing multiple roles in finding copying facilities and supplies. The work that Anne Smith did to support the CODE's Partners workshop 2007 in Ethiopia allowed us to escape those situations and focus entirely on our training. Anne was always on task, anticipated our needs, and did so cheerfully and eagerly. Such efforts do not come without a cost. Anne worked tirelessly and whenever we saw her she was moving quickly and either typing at her laptop or, papers in hand, rushing to find individuals to notify of airline changes, repair hotel problems, or, in our case, to double check what we needed. The high quality work Anne did was not limited to the workshop itself. The pre-workshop planning and package we received was the most complete set of information and guidance we have had in CTI's brief history and certainly the most complete when compared with other funding groups with whom we have worked. Anne Smith contributed much to what success the workshop realized. Please convey to her our sincere appreciation and our hopes that we will have the opportunity to work with her in the future. Sincerely, Charles Temple, Director, CTI Alan Crawford, Director, CTI Samuel Mathews, Director, CTI

Critical Thinking International Inc

"For almost a decade Anne organized my departments activities, meetings and conferences across Canada and in Africa. Her attention to detail, ability to anticipate and resolve complex issues, and care for the people and expectations of all were exceptional. Delivering complex projects and conferences that produce results takes a great deal of planning, budgeting and negotiations. Anne’s ability to take control of all these aspects made my job, my department's job much easier. Walking into a conference with people that have arrived from around the world well rested, comfortable, with all their concerns addressed before the meetings made work much more productive and memorable. I sincerely thank Anne for all her work and wish her the best in her new career. I know she will excel at it and make your conferences and events a great success."

Sean Maddox, past Director of Development, CODE

If you ask me one thing, among the hundreds that Anne does exceptionally well, I’ll say without hesitation: Event Coordination. Period!

Willy Rangira, Manager-International Programs, CODE