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By: Chantale Degagne | Apr 26, 2019

Name and designations: Arzoo Zaheer
Position: Event Planner
Employer: Currently Seeking New Opportunities
Joined MPI in August, 2017
Contact information:

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Tell us a bit about yourself:

I have been living in Canada for around 20 years. I have lived in many cities including Scarborough, Cornwall, Toronto, and Ottawa. During my spare time, I read books, write, and listen to music.

How did you join the industry?

I joined the Event Management industry because I have background in Technical Writing, Online Writing, and Marketing. I wanted to combine my background and change it into something more creative. So I joined this industry.

Social Media:

What do you recommend following on social media (i.e. Twitter handle, Pinterest site, Facebook group, etc.)?

  • Social media influencers like Julian Solaris
  • Important industry hashtags and trends
  • Recruiters and companies

Inspiration: What is one dream you've seen fulfilled?

I have always dreamt of running my own events. This dream began when I was a child. I used to imagine playing games like hosting a tea party or running an educational event with my imaginary friends. This is why I finished my certificate in Event Management. 

Professional: What is your hidden talent?

I can brainstorm very quickly; and I retain information for a long time so that I may slowly process it. This ability will eventually let me become the “idea bomb” for any company. After graduating from Algonquin College’s Event Management program, I spent two months researching the industry because I did not know where to begin. After some discussion with industry mentors and a lot of online and offline research, I ended up making a large binder that has critical information about the events industry.

Personal: What is the best thing about being the age you are now?

Past experiences and the need for further development. 

Networking: What was your favorite networking event?

Business Networking Events and Matchmaking / Dating Events.

Favourite Quote:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain

Article written by: Chantale Degagne, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Article Edited by:  Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services



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Chantale Degagne

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