Ms. Norrish has been involved meeting and event planning industry since 1985. As Director of Conference & Seminar Services with a major educational institution, under her direction the department grew to a $2.8 million operation, offering 160 programs with 12,000 participants annually.
In 1994, she started her own company “Creative Meeting & Marketing Services”, and has had the opportunity of working with a diverse group of clients in the public, private and association sector. Some of her clients include: Toronto & Central East Ontario Regional Stroke Networks, The Aphasia Institute, BMW Canada Ltd., Retail Council of Canada, the Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ministry of Citizenship-Office of Senior Affairs, The Michener Institute, George Brown College, Humber and Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Schulich Executive Education Centre (York University), the Canadian Association of Adult Education, and the YMCA of Brampton, Hamilton/Burlington, plus other organizations.
Ingrid has been recognized for her abilities and received
the Scheufelen Marketing Award of Excellence; the
Addiction Research Foundation's Community Achievement Award
and has been cited in Who's Who of Canadian Women.
Her self-marketing approach has been profiled in Toronto
Star columnist, Janis Foord Kirk's book Survivability: Career
Strategies for the New World of Work.
She is a founding member of Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (formerly called the Independent Meeting Planners Association of Canada), contributing as an executive board member, from 1995 to 2001, and still actively involved with the Association on various committees. Ingrid served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine, and the editorial board of the Speaking of Impact – The Voice of Canadian Meetings industry publication
In addition to her meeting and event planning services, Ingrid provides marketing consulting services for small business owners, speakers and trainers, associations, organizations, and community groups, and presents workshops in the area of marketing and personal development. She has written articles in the area of Business and Marketing for Business Women Canada and The Brampton News, a local community on-line publication.