Milena Santoro, author, educator, professional speaker, global trainer, award winning certified meeting & events professional who has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social/life cycle clients and not-for-profit agencies. She is the Founder of MS Productions Inc., an international full service event, wedding and destination management company with offices in Canada & Europe.
Milena has been planning events for 25 years. Her background in hospitality, culinary arts, floral & interior design has provided her a strong foundation from which to be inspired by, in order to exceed her clients’ expectations. She is an entrepreneur who has built her business on integrity and a solid work ethic.
Milena is a recognized industry educator and founding member of the NAIT Event Management Certificate program since 2007. She has been instrumental in developing, advocating and mentoring thousands of students that have enrolled in the program.
A long time supporter of the events industry, she serves in many leadership roles such as: President ISES Edmonton, Past President Edmonton MPI, Country Coordinator Canada West ABC, Director Certification WIPA, Education Director CAPS, Faculty member PCMA, Past President of Volunteer Management Group, Chair of National Occupational Standards for Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) formerly (CAVR), just to name a few.
She believes: “Leadership is not about making yourself more powerful. It’s about making the people around you more powerful.”