At Next Wave, we believe each event should be unique, original, and flawlessly executed. Whether it be an employee conference, a team-building retreat or an elegant award gala, our attention to detail and flair for the creative will make your event the one to remember.


Our initial consultation will allow us to get to know you, and your event. The process begins with your “Wish List”... What vision do you have for your event? What are the required elements? What atmosphere would you like? What needs to be achieved? What is the end result you are after?

From there we move to logistics. Who are the attendees? What will be served? When and where will the event take place? What is the timeline? Most importantly – what is your budget?

Your Next Wave consultant can answer all of these questions. We’re here to put your mind at ease, and to help you create the event you’ve been imagining. We encourage our clients to add their own personal touches, but are happy to provide ideas as required.


Next Wave Events will submit a written proposal outlining the details discussed during our initial consultation, including estimated costs. At this time, you can decide on our level of involvement.


Do you want your guests to feel motivated, and charged to learn? Should they feel relaxed, and ready to network? Do you want your guests to feel as though they’ve been transported to another era or an enchanted garden? The look and feel of your event is the most important element. With Next Wave Events, anything is possible.


At Next Wave Events, we have relationships with the best suppliers in Ottawa. We believe in providing unparalleled customer service and choose only to work with those vendors who value their customers to the same degree. We will assemble a professional, capable team to ensure that all your expectations are met, and exceeded.


Leave the stress of planning your event to us – this is what we do. We will ensure that all contracts have been negotiated effectively, and that all persons involved understand their roles and responsibilities. You can relax and enjoy the event with your guests, while your Next Wave planner is in the background making it happen without a hitch. This is our commitment to you!


  • "Classy, inspiring and so well organized. You made the winners feel like superstars. I was honoured to be part of such a spectacular event. Bravo."

    Rita Celli
    Host, Ontario Today, CBC Radio One

  • "I can honestly say that Pelly is a delight to work with. Not only is she extremely professional in all aspects of project delivery but her relationship with the conference committee, conference delegates and service providers has been exemplary. Most of all she is very organized which may explain the air of quite calm that surrounds her. Finally, she is also fun to work with."

    Debbie Walker
    Director, Ontario Ministry of
    Economic Development & Trade

  • "Working with you was a dream, very organized, all questions answered. I've done a million of these things and this is at the top of the pile."

    Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
    CBC News at Six

  • "Just a short note to thank you so much for doing a really first class job at our national event. I've received a record number of favourable comments on our evening's program."

    Wes Nicol
    of the Tartan Group of Companies

  • "Our conference was a spectacular success thanks to Next Wave Events. The event was planned to the last detail and things flowed smoothly, on-time and on-budget."

    Stephen Chris
    National Director
    of Marketing & Administration, Collins Barrow National Office

  • "Pelly's work was extremely professional, as she managed to move us through the Businesswoman of the Year Nomination process. I was very impressed with her ability to juggle a number of priorities with enthusiasm. "

    Robin McIntyre
    Regional President, Rogers Cable Communications Inc.

  • “I enjoyed the whole experience and the role your incredible level of organization played in that. I found you and your team to be that rare mix of super organized, and very personable and professional at the same time.”

    Clemens Rettich
    Clemens Rettich Business Consulting Ltd.

  • “A big thank you for all the support you and your team gave at COUNTERMEASURE 2013. You did a fantastic job - one of the most well-run and friendly events I've been to.”

    Dave Ockwell-Jenner
    Speaker & Senior Security Architect,
    Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)

  • "It was a pleasure working with you on the Teen Ranch Foundation Fundraising Gala. I would definitely recommend your services and would love to have you do work for AMJ. Thanks for pulling together a great event. "

    Bruce Bowser
    AMJ Campbell Van Lines

  • "I would like to thank Next Wave Events for providing outstanding conference management services. Next Wave brought professionalism, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail to every aspect of our ambitious 5-day conference, involving networking events and more than 100 speakers. I would highly recommend them to other organizations requiring first-class conference management services."

    Michael Murr
    Manager - Economic Development, City of Ottawa

  • "Thanks so much for including me in a truly special was very moving to hear the winners speak about the honour. And what a pro you are! You had it so organized we were bang on time...that's incredibly rare."

    Deirdre McMurdy
    Vice President, Public Policy Forum

  • "Our sincere thanks to Next Wave Events for your help coordinating Hydro Ottawa's multi-day conference and trade show. The event was presented flawlessly. You negotiated better rates at the conference centre for us and were meticulous in your approach to the conference. Our attendees were very pleased."

    Bruce Bibby
    Manager - Marketing Services, Hydro Ottawa

  • "Thanks again for your outstanding contribution to our event. I feel we owe much of the success to you. Although I always thought I was good at event planning, I was pleasantly surprised at how much you added to the event, and how much you were able to relieve me of many of the stressful decisions and details. It was really a pleasure to work with you."

    Kathleen Lauder
    Director of Programs - World Vision Canada

  • "As a member of the Ottawa Host Committee of The Competitiveness Institute's 2004 conference, I had the pleasure of working closely with Next Wave Events. The entire committee, as well as our internationally-based clients and delegates, were very impressed with their professionalism, creativity and ability to successfully manage a most complex conference."

    Mike Darch
    Executive Director, Ottawa Global Marketing, Ottawa Centre for Research & Innovation (OCRI)

  • "I had the responsibility of managing the relationship of Next Wave Events and working extremely close to the event management team. The level of service I received from their team was outstanding. They treated our event with a high level of service and we are confident that they had huge impact into making this event extremely successful. It was a pleasure working with them and they were highly respected by our local staff and senior volunteers."

    Paul Bauman
    Senior Fundraising Manager, Canadian Cancer Society

  • "Next Wave provided outstanding service and exemplary attention to detail. Every task was handled adeptly and inspired confidence throughout the event. It was a pleasure working with them from beginning to end."

    Bruce Alyea
    Account Manager, gordongroup

  • "THANK YOU so much for the superb job you did, not only at the Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala, but over the entire time we were finalists. You played a huge role in making us all truly feel like winners and I can’t thank you enough."

    Laurel Murray
    President, Murray Management Consulting

  • "The event would not have been nearly as successful without Next Wave's involvement. Your company's flawless ticket sales tracking, minute-by-minute breakdown of the day of the event, and daily updates made the whole event seamless and very professional. You really know what you are doing."

    Fred Cappuccino
    Founder & Director, Child Haven International

  • "Next Wave Events provided event planning services above and beyond what was promised. Not only has their work been highly efficient, it has also been of exceptional quality and professionalism. We would definitely recommend their services for anybody in need of having an event organized."

    Luanne Winchiu
    VP Sponsorship, Engineers Without Borders

  • “Pelly's ‘can do’ attitude, professionalism and strong organizational skills play extremely well with customers and business partners alike. She is able to adapt quickly to changing requirements, and this flexibility coupled with her strong program management skills leave me with little doubt of Pelly's ability to contribute significantly to any event.”

    Jim Davies
    Vice President, Mitel Networks

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