​Roderick Cumming

Freelance Project Communications  |  Change Management  |  Stakeholder Engagement  |  Event Planning & Protocol  

Event Production & Protocol

Events of any size and scale are essentially projects that require an execution strategy and disciplined project management approach. Working independently or as part of a team I will plan and deliver professional, creative events of all sizes including public activations, annual meetings, national sales and business conferences, employee town halls, sales roadshows and complex sporting events.

I will manage the spectrum of services to make an event successful including logistics, venue selection, AV, catering, content and presentation development, sponsor acquisition, marketing, communications and branding.

  • Led and contributed to complex protocol operations involving royalty, domestic and international heads of state, heads of government, political leaders of all levels and significant diplomatic participation. This work involved high-profile delegation planning and negotiations, security planning, logistics, outreach and briefings, and hosting. 
  • Led the planning and execution of national corporate roadshows, advisor forums and employee townhalls for executives of CIBC Wealth Management and CIBC World Markets
  • Managed major promotional events for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to increase consumer awareness and drive engagement including athlete appearances, CEO speaking events, ticket sales launch, venue tours and government partner activations 
  • Successful planning and delivery of the Global Risk Institute’s 2016 annual summit for 200 industry leaders well as the delivery of other GRI engagement events​​