ETP Symposium Inc.

Bringing Researchers Together


The Team behind all events organized by ETP may consist of one or more of the following professionals:

Janette Champ, Team Leader & President, is a dedicated highly organized professional with over 21 years’ experience in successful coordination and execution of large and small conferences primarily in the scientific community, and in particular, the field of mass spectrometry. Janette has a solid track record of planning and executing successful events within limited budgets. Her strong contacts and excellent relationships with industry organizations enable Janette to effectively fund raise to achieve financially successful conferences. Her leadership and team building strength ensure she works with a group of people with a full set of complementary skills and shared responsibility required to complete a task.

Alison Parmeggiani, Project Manager, BSc, PMP, ITIL/Management/Project Management - is a skilled professional in the areas of people leadership, project management, corporate strategy and brings her knowledge and experience of the scientific world, negotiating contracts and planning large events. With 25 years at a large media and communications company in a senior leadership role, she has been involved with the evolution of IT operations, Service and Asset Management as well as many large multi million dollar projects involving the evolution of business and technology functions.  Working with various global vendors to negotiate contracts, service agreements,  as well as manage and deliver best in class service operations.  As a volunteer member on a skating club board, holding the position of president for 4 years, Alison was accountable to negotiate contracts with the town, plan and execute the many events as well as a plan/host a regional competition at the club in partnership with Skate Ontario.

Karen Fletcher, Event Coordinator, is an accomplished and skilled advisor and administrator and has been with ETP for over ten years working alongside Janette to organize conferences. Karen brings her expert management and organizational skills from previous experience to the table, to facilitate and assist with the success of ETP Events. In addition to on-site event assistance, Karen has provided pre-conference support and takes on many responsibilities. She has provided organization of volunteers, completed event specific market research and has identified potential event opportunities and attendees. She brings a proactive approach in a personable manner through effective time management and communications skills.

Carrie Drennan, Event Coordinator, is a detailed creative problem solver that has worked as a project/program manager for over 20 years at a large IT corporation. She brings experience in organizing, planning and executing on IT, operation and event projects. She has an ability to mobilize teams and get things done, both globally and locally, and does it with an upbeat and "can do" attitude. Her experience in conferences (HUPO 2009, Lake Louise 2018), black tie fundraising galas as well as multitudes of corporate events, helps to round out our team.

Ingrid Lapish, Project Manager, is a management professional, with 28 years’ experience and has ability to drive positive results in any project. Skilled in the area of project management, strategic sourcing, finance, and team building. Her experiences are gained through multiple senior roles with major corporations – Robin Hood Multifoods, Smuckers Foods of Canada, Cargill and Ardent Mills. She is a committed individual with an uncompromising work ethic.

Scott Champ, ETP Symposium, Website and Mobile APP Development. Scott has over 20 years of proven software development experience and has provided website and APP services to ETP for over 15 years.

Fiona Jackson, Event Coordinator, (Stratford-upon-Avon), is ETP’s UK representative. Fiona is a highly motivated administrator who has had experience in varying business sectors including hospitality, private security and construction industries. Fiona has worked in the capacity of a bid administrator compiling complex bids, sourcing responses and working to and successfully achieving a quality product whilst working to very tight deadlines. She demonstrates superb organization and is able to prioritize tasks. She has gained valuable experience from the original CP Hotels Flagship, Royal York Hotel in Toronto and the G4S in the UK.