Heather Reid,

CEO & Founder


Planner Protect Inc is a contract review agency that negotiates fair and balanced event contracts for organizations and individuals hosting live events.

We offer consulting services, training, webinars and presentations that help hundreds of event planners and event hosts across Canada save tens of thousands of dollars every year. Planner Protect Inc exists to educate event hosts about the risks and rewards of event contracts to protect reputations and save
money. Planner Protect Inc is trusted equally by planners, clients and suppliers.


INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY: there are no hidden fees and no commissions are taken. Everything we do serves the client’s best interest.

PRECISION: we take a “forensic” approach to contract content and language. We follow best practices and keep current with industry trends and standards.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: we help our clients build strong relationships with their suppliers. We create win-wins that leave everyone happy and accountable.

SELF-SUFFICIENCY: we teach event hosts to read and understand their contracts – rather than always depending on us.


Heather has more than 20 years of experience in the event planning industry as Owner and Principal Planner of Innovative Conferences & Communications – a full service event management company that specializes in the not-for-profit and association sectors.

As an expert in contract negotiations, Heather has been a guest author for Ignite Magazine, Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine and Corporate Meetings Network. She has been invited to speak on the topic for Canadian Meetings & Event Expo (formerly Incentive Works), numerous Canadian industry organizations including MPI, PCMA, CanSPEP and CSAE, and was featured as a main stage speaker at Go West 2019!

Heather helps Canadian and international event hosts protect their finances, their reputations and quite literally – their events!