How the Collaborative Economy Can Benefit Meeting Planners: Tonya Surman
“Tonya got people engaged by asking questions,” says Elenbaas. “At first, everyone was reluctant to put their hands up, which is pretty standard at most talks. But due to Tonya’s friendly demeanor, her credibility, and her openness and encouragement, a lot of hands ended up shooting up!”
With her CSI buildings in Toronto (and soon to appear in other cities), Surman brings like-minded but vastly different social enterprises together under one roof. The goal is to remove logistical barriers like overhead costs, to make the spaces more cost-effective. Surman makes a strong case for the importance of sharing values, spaces, costs, and of course, ideas. As she showed the MPI audience, these innovative methods can be applied to virtually any industry, big or small.