INTEGRITY. HONESTY. DISCRETION.
THESE ARE THE PRINCIPLES OUR EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY IS BUILT ON, AND THE VALUES WE HOLD IN HIGHEST REGARD.

Working collaboratively with our clients, we embrace creative exploration and attentive customer care to offer full turn-key event solutions, as well as à la carte options. No job is too big or small.

Our detailed proposals reflect our high standard of personal service and custom design. Dedicated to transparency, we do not charge markups or receive commissions on any line items.

We offer an array of services to best serve our charitable and corporate clients, including, but not limited to:

  • Creative Concept & Design
  • Décor Coordination & Management
  • Entertainment & Custom Productions
  • Event Logistics
  • Marketing & Communications Management
  • Technical Production Management
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Technology Integration
  • Registration Services
  • Venue Analysis & Management
  • Volunteer/Staffing Management
  • Awards Program Management
Whether you are planning a one day meeting for 25, an AGM for 1,000 or an intimate corporate retreat, our team is prepared to assist with all aspects including but not limited to:

  • Venue Analysis, Selection & Management
  • Registration Services
  • Audio & Visual Requirements
  • Concierge Services
  • Food & Beverage Requirements
  • Arranging Hotel accommodation and Transportation
  • Speaker Coordination
  • Entertainment Management
  • Coordinate off-site excursions and activities
Hala Luxury Weddings & Milestone Celebrations

hala inc. offers an array of services to accommodate your luxury wedding or milestone celebration needs. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, Bar Mitzvah, engagement party or family reunion, we will create a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is forever etched in your memory. Each special occasion is uniquely tailored, effortlessly stylish and inspired by you. Please visit our luxury weddings website for private and social events.

Hala Inc. has a demonstrated track record securing and maximizing cash and gift-in-kind sponsorships for our charitable clients and building sponsor activations that maximize exposure while adding an element of fun to your guest experience.

Our clients trust us with their stakeholders and know we will represent them well. We have built strong relationships with the corporate community and they trust we will bring them valuable and meaningful opportunities.

As an industry leader and Certified Fundraising Executive, Hala Bissada is often approached by charitable organizations ranging from large non-profits to grassroots organizations seeking advice on how to enhance and grow their events. Our event planning firm has now formalized this as a service, which includes a comprehensive and highly effective three step audit plan.
hala inc. has recruited, trained and managed teams ranging from 10 to 300+ volunteers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Drawing from our database of over 500 seasoned volunteers, we can assign the right person for any event position. Our services include, volunteer assessment, recruitment, assignments, training and on-site management.

We are also able to select, coordinate & manage the right staffing company to flawlessly service your event, whether it is an intimate dinner, or a large conference or trade show.

Our event management company develops new event fundraising concepts for charitable clients. In our discovery phase, we look at several key factors: the audience you would like to reach, your fundraising/event goals, your capacity and what you currently have in your events portfolio. In the research and design phase, we conduct an environmental scan, study the competitive landscape and current trends. We then conduct brainstorming sessions and begin to formulate ideas. We then refine our concepts and present high-level options. If required, we can conduct a full feasibility study. The end-result is an exciting viable event concept that will raise awareness and significant dollars for your organization.

We provide customized workshops to enhance and build internal capacity within corporate or charitable event teams. We can provide in depth training in areas such as logistical planning, sales & sponsorship management, technology integration, volunteer management, creative event design, on-site fundraising, event production and other topics as desired.

Hala Bissada, President & CEO of hala inc., is an industry leader, one of Canada’s foremost event fundraisers and a much sought-after speaker at industry conferences. If you wish to bring in Hala in to speak at your next team meeting, lunch-and-learn or have her create a customized training seminar, connect now.

Hala Inc. offers general consulting services to assist clients who require expert advice related to various aspects of event planning. There is no obligation when inquiring about these services.
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    You pulled off something wonderful.
    – Susan Hay, Anchor/Producer-Making a Difference, News Hour-at 5:30pm—Global Toronto
  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Hala has a wonderful knack for making great things happen. She pulls off extraordinary events with singular style. At every turn she makes her sponsors feel like they are all triple platinum.
    – Paul Robertson, Late President of Shaw Media
  • EVENT AUDITS
    Hala has a deep understanding of the competitive landscape and specialized knowledge to conduct comprehensive audits. She provided solid and strategic recommendations to enhance and grow our three signature events.
    – Helga Schnieder, Vice-President, Donor Relations, Humber River Hospital Foundation
  • EVENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
    You make Ryerson better with your involvement and, best of all, your example inspires today’s students to aim high and pursue their goals with passion and confidence.
    – Sheldon Levy, Past President, Ryerson University
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Hala, your dedication, commitment and attitude made what was an enormous and unprecedented undertaking, a magical and miraculous triumph.
    – Andrea Weissman-Daniels, Founding Chair, Spark
  • MEETING & CONFERENCE PLANNING
    Hala is extremely creative, efficient, knowledgeable and most importantly, reliable.
    – Linda MacKenzie, Former Assistant Vice President, Philanthropy, Sun Life Financial
  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Hala’s many contributions included creating unique sponsorship properties that enabled us to maximize revenue and raise profile for our sponsors, also resulted in “sell-outs” of most categories.
    – David Hughes, Past President, Pathways to Education
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Hala you and your team are to be congratulated for your professionalism, creative passion, energy and hard work insuring that your clients stand out from the competition.
    – Guy Bonnell, Vice President, Community Development, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation
  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Hala is very astute at building relationships and her ability to steward her sponsors makes her one of the best in the business.
    – John Gagliano, President of St. Joseph Communications
  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Hala your understanding of what sponsors need, makes them feel special.
    – Seana Massey, Director of Development, The George Hull Centre for Families
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    I’ve come to realize that events organized and coordinated by Hala Bissada are consistently among the smoothest, best run and most pleasurable to attend.
    – Mary Ellen Carlyle, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Dome Productions
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Hala provides flawless logistical execution, minute attention to detail and a seamless experience for guests. She has executed some of the most technically complex events in the country and some of the most breath-taking.
    – Sheilagh Johnson, Former Executive Director, Children’s Aid Foundation
  • EVENT AUDITS
    Managing volunteers is a true science. Hala and her team are masters. Clearly they are doing something right–they have a dedicated pool of over 200 volunteers who are very loyal to them.
    – Julie Flynn Still Director, Development and Strategic Partnerships, Toronto Public Library Foundation
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Your team and your organization were second to none!
    – Heather Hiscox, Morning Host, CBC News Network
  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Your solid strategic plan, event design, execution, and ability to secure major sponsors were exceptional. Also of note, on budget, on time!
    – Guy Bonnell, Vice President, Community Development, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation
  • EVENT AUDITS
    Hala and her team masterfully recruited, trained and managed hundreds of volunteers for Oxfam Trailwalker, one of the most logistically complex events in the world.
    – Nicole Salmon, Former Director, Fund Development of Oxfam Canada
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Hala, I have always admired your incredible creativity, dedication and high standard of professionalism and performance you bring to everything you do. You are in a class by yourself.
    – Dolores Larrier, Director, Major Gifts, UHN Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT
    Hala is very savvy, strategic and creative when it comes to developing sponsorship programs. She has a natural ability to build rapport and trust which leads to financial success.
    – Helga Schneider, Vice President, Donor Relations, Humber River Hospital Foundation
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Hala and her team worked tirelessly on our behalf and it was obvious to me and my staff that they were sincerely committed to making this special evening a huge success.
    – James Price, President & CEO, Canadian Stem Cell Foundation
  • EVENT AUDITS
    Hala demonstrated her strong leadership abilities and her capacity to work well with senior volunteers including the chair of the ROM board, the internal Foundation staff and ROM logistical staff to collaboratively execute the event successfully.
    – Dianne Lister, Former President, SickKids Foundation & Royal Ontario Museum Governors
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT & DESIGN
    Dixionlicious was a resounding success thanks to your guidance and creative input.
    – Albert Brule, Interim Director Development & Communications, Dixon Hall
  • EVENT AUDITS
    Hala impressed the organizing committee members with her wealth of experience and the way she solved problems quickly and easily.
    – Catherine Hinton, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid Foundation
  • NEW CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
    In a saturated marketplace it is very challenging to develop a unique event concept. Hala is able to see through the clutter, harness new trends to come up with viable, creative and lucrative opportunities to grow your event portfolio.
    – Helga Schneider, Vice-President, Donor Relations, Humber River Hospital Foundation
  • EVENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
    Hala has an incredible ability to bring innovative, creative and take complex projects from conception to successful execution.
    – Linton Carter, Former Director, Community Involvement SickKids Foundation
  • EVENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
    We were very fortunate to have Hala develop the Event Management Certificate Program at Ryerson University, as well as teach it. When Hala comes in to teach, she brings her enthusiasm and expertise to class.
    – David Martin, Former Program Director & current Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University
  • EVENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
    Hala is an incredible event organizer; attentive to every detail. She turns ordinary events, such as golf tournaments and bowling parties, into spectaculars. As a teacher she is dedicated to making sure everyone understands the tasks and can excel.
    – Ken Wyman, Professor & Former Program Coordinator, Post Graduate Fundraising & Volunteer Management, Humber College
  • EVENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
    Hala Bissada was a very engaging and motivating instructor, one of the best I have had over the course of my undergraduate and graduate degrees.
    – Jacqueline Soczka, Bsc, MA, Manager of Culture, City of Orilla/div>

  • EVENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
    Hala is an incredible teacher. Her infectious style and enthusiasm for the field is well received by her students. I’ve been so impressed by Hala’s talents that I even hired one of her students!
    – Yves Gadler, Former President, Association for Fundraising Professionals; Chief Executive Officer, Lakeridge Health Foundation
  • CONSULTING SERVICES
    Guided by your expertise, we were able to raise our profile as an important, progressive mental health organization.
    – Richard Worsfold, Chair, Board of Directors, Progress Place
  • CONSULTING SERVICES
    With Hala’s excellent guidance, everything came together perfectly to build this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
    – James Price, President & CEO, Canadian Stem Cell Foundation
  • CONSULTING SERVICES
    We are forever grateful for the role you played in getting The Keg Spirit Foundation Invitational off the ground and running.
    – Carolyn Torhjelm, Executive Director, The Keg Spirit Foundation
  • CONSULTING SERVICES
    Hala and her team were instrumental in developing new themes and ideas to make the evening fun and memorable. The creativity they brought to the table in this regard certainly enhanced the evening.
    – David Hughes, Past President, Pathways to Education
  • CONSULTING SERVICES
    Hala impressed the organizing committee members with her wealth of experience and the way she solved problems quickly and easily.
    – Catherine Hinton, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid Foundation
  • CONSULTING SERVICES
    Hala, your own professional experience as a fundraiser added incredible value.
    – Seana Massey, Director of Development, The George Hull Centre for Families

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