Senior’s Expo 50+

Senior’s Expo 50+

Health Care Event Planning and Ronnie’s Home Care Services announce our inaugural . Senior’s Expo on September 30th at the Lebovic Centre (9600 Rutherford). The Expo will feature short seminars by experts in the field, a trade show with many vendors, entertainment and a swag bag. Tickets are available on the Health Care Event Planning website and Eventbrite for $5, however many of our vendors have free ones to distribute to boomers and seniors. Our vendors are from the health care industry, financial services and travel. You won’t want to miss this amazing show.

Relax. Learn. Recover.

Come join us at a Wellness Retreat which will be held on Saturday, October 13th at Sherwood Farm in King City. You can connect with like-minded people and explore your journey to great mental and physical health. Highlights include Laughter Yoga by Cathy Nesbitt, Equine Therapy with Jennifer Schramm, an Organic Skin Care workshop with Sharon Bates and an inspirational Business Coaching session with Claudine Pereira. Lots more activities await you. Contact Malak at Health Care Event Planning for more information. To register, go to www.healthcareeventplanning.com/events/wellness-retreat/

Woodbridge ‘event planner with heart’ wins Business Woman of Year

Malak Sidky is a high achiever. Not only has the Woodbridge resident been named York Region’s Business Woman of the Year, but she also won a second award at a ceremony hosted by the Business Women’s Network of York Region. Sidky attended the ceremony at Thornhill’s Le Parc April 26 to collect the community impact award, presented to a business woman who gives back to the community and mentors younger women in their field. But she was “completely shocked” to be awarded Business Women of the Year at the end of the night.

Health Care Event Planning president Malak Sidky (centre) is presented the Business Woman of the Year award by Business Women’s Network of York Region president Elizabeth Johnston (left) and Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev. – Photo courtesy of Jessica Reed

Click here to read the full article courtesy of www.yorkregion.com

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Business Women’s Network celebrates its winners at their 4th annual gala

Malak Sidky from Health Care Event Planning is honoured to win “Business Woman of the Year”. The awards gala organized by the Business Women’s Network of York Region was held last Thursday. Malak also won the Community Impact award. Health Care Event Planning plans and organizes stellar events including medical conferences, webinars, wellness retreats, and galas. A portion of the event proceeds are donated to local charities.

Business Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Malak, the President of Health Care Event Planning, who was the recipient of the “Business Woman of the Year Award” and the “Community Impact Award” last night at the Business Women’s Network of York Region’s Award Gala! Special thanks to all the members of the awards committee!

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Business Woman of the Year

Malak Sidky is the founder and CEO of Health Care Event Planning. She has a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. She is fluently bilingual. Malak is the VP, Special Events for the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP).

Malak’s breadth of experience in the industry is vast; she has planned and executed a variety of health care educational events and projects for various clients in the health and pharmaceutical arena. Her events include webinars, workshops, continuing medical education (CME) sessions and full day conferences.

In The News: Member Voices – Tips for Planning a Wellness Event

The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are increasingly popular among her clients. “People are looking to rejuvenate on holidays and are choosing wellness trips as a way to do so,” she says.

Click here to read the full article in Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine.

Malak Sidky, President of Health Care Event Planning

Interview With William Osler Health System Foundation

The below snapshot is an interview snippet from Malak Sidky, President of Health Care Event Planning, being interviewed by William Osler Health System Foundation. Click here to visit the organization website.

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“As a local business owner, I have a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and I want to give back to the community. On a personal level, over the years, my whole family has been treated at Etobicoke General Hospital, especially my son. We have used the Emergency Department at Etobicoke General a number of times and the staff have always been efficient and incredibly kind.”

-Malak Sidky, MHSc, President, Health Care Event Planning

Accessibility Issues in Event Planning

Accessibility Issues in Event Planning

According to the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner, accessibility is a right to participate to an event. So it is not an add-on when planning an event. Therefore my premise is that any one of my speakers, vendors, sponsors or delegates may have an accessibility challenge. To that end, I ensure that my planning process includes representative stakeholders who could shed light on special needs. The final result is that the venue and the proceedings will be accessible in all manners.

There must be a way for my delegates to access the meeting rooms and stage (speakers) should they be in a wheelchair So there have to be elevators in the venue, wheelchair friendly washroom facilities and a ramp to access the stage.

To accommodate any delegates with hearing impairments, I hire interpreters. They are expensive and they work in a team of 2 so this cost has to be factored into the budget. The stakeholders involved are the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf; they help me with coordinating interpreters to my events.

The hoarding full day workshops that I have planned for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre over the past 6 years would serve as an example of an event where I needed to take into consideration the needs of the deaf community.

I have never had delegates that are blind, so I have not had to factor that into my planning.