Diana Graling CMM, CMP, CSEP is a venue procurement and sustainable meetings specialist, international speaker and certified meetings and special events professional who has managed many award-winning events for corporations, international associations, and not-for-profit agencies.
Diana is an active leader and educator in the events industry, having served as a Director of Special Events for the International Association of Business Communicators, Green Meetings Industry Council International Education Committee and currently serving on the Canada GMIC Chapter In Formation, the Hospitality Advisor Committee for the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Hospitality at NAIT, and as the 2012/2013 President of the MPI Greater Edmonton chapter.
With over 20 years experience, Diana is committed to building a sustainable future for our industry as an international speaker, course developer and global trainer or the Green Meetings Industry Council International (GMIC). As a Manager of Global Accounts for HelmsBriscoe, Diana provides her clients with expert support during the site and venue selection process, contract management, and negotiations.
Client & Student Testimonials:
“Very knowledgeable, really knows her field of business.”
“Diana’s passion for her craft and real life stories made the course for me.”
“Diana's teaching quality is most of what makes this a great program.”
Speaking engagements include:
-EIBTM The Global Meetings & Events Exhibition, Barcelona
-IMEX The WorldWide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events, Frankfurt,
-IMEX America, Las Vegas
-The World Education Congress (WEC), Orlando
-The Special Event Show (TSE) San Diego, Las Vegas, and New Orleans
- Incentiveworks Conference, Toronto
-The Sustainable Events Conference, Montreal
-BizBash/Catersource, Las Vegas
- San Francisco State University
- Northern Alberta Institute of Techology (NAIT)
Diana enjoys collaborating with other seasoned meetings professionals, as well as mentoring newcomers to our industry.