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What levels of service do you offer?



From the initial idea to the final evaluation, we will accommodate your logistical and budgetary requirements, while exceeding your expectations and ensuring that your meeting or event is successful and memorable. 



HPL Meetings and Events will be your day of event management to ensure that your meeting or event is seamless. 



For your upcoming meeting, conference or event, we can provide you with ideas and recommendations in the following areas: themes, budgeting, timeline, venues, speakers, sponsors, food and beverage, networking activities, spousal programs, to name a few. 


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As a meeting professional with extensive expertise and experience, Heather has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian Federal Government, serving in The House of Commons, Correctional Services Canada Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. She was responsible for the administration and management of numerous and diverse conferences, meetings, symposiums, engagements sessions and special events, at the local, national and international level. In addition, she has extensive expertise in the areas of security, project management, research, communications, policy and planning, and staff training and development in both the public and private sectors.

Heather founded HPL Meetings and Events in the fall of 2015, and since then she has provided meeting and event management services to non for profit organizations, as well as the Federal Government.

recent Government, Corporate or Association meetings include the following? +

The International Civil 7 Summit

Location: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa ON

Canadian Council for International Co-Operation’s (CCIC) 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting

Location: National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Youth Planning Session

Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Toronto, ON

Launch of the National Inquiry of the MMIWG

Location: Museum of History, Gatineau, QC

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Pre-Inquiry of the MMIWG

Locations various in the following cities: Ottawa, ON, Iqaluit, NU, Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Saskatoon, SK, Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, Quebec City, QC, Halifax, NS, Whitehorse, YK,

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. IRSAS Career Information Session

Location: Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, SK

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wine & food

Wine appreciation and knowledge are valuable assets to every wine and food event and a critical tool for every professional in the wine, culinary and hospitality industries. As a graduate of Algonquin College's Sommelier Program with Honours, in 1998, along with her extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Heather will ensure the success of your Wine and Food events. Heather constantly seeks to enhance her knowledge and understanding of the wine and food industry through her participation at various annual wine and food events in Canada and abroad. Heather can also share her knowledge about the wine industry and  has visited numerous wine regions, wineries and vineyards throughout Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Washington, California, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, each year within Canada, she tours wine regions in Ontario and British Columbia annually!  


MPI Ottawa Chapter Festive Dinner

Location: Sala San Marco, Ottawa ON

Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Election Night Event

Location: RA Centre, Ottawa, ON

Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (FNACO) Taste and by Wine Event'

Location: Private Residence, Ottawa, ON

Canadian Council for International Co-Operation’s (CCIC) 50th Anniversary Soiree'

Location: National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Magazine’s 2018 Best Restaurants Event

Location: National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON

Ottawa Magazine’s 2017 Best Restaurants Event

Location: Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa ON

In need of assistance for other types of events?

If you have an event that is neither wine and food or corpate based, we are more than happy to assist with the planning of a unique and personal networking function or reception, such as a wedding, birthday party, engagement, anniversary, retirements, etc.  We also plan various wine and food events, such as wine and food pairings, wine and cheese events, wine and chocolate events, wine tastings, and winery tours. Consulting with and assisting restaurants or venues with events.