About

Spets Association Management professionals are committed to their clients’ vision, mission, and membership satisfaction. The focus is on optimizing day-to-day operations, keeping expenditures under control and steering the organizations toward long-term growth and achievement. The staff is well experienced, loyal to their clients and passionate about what they do.

Spets has developed a strong core team and also has a number of strategic partners to work with on bigger projects. In addition, trained and experienced associates are ready to take on new client accounts.

 Aila Karpio, CMM, President

Aila Karpio is the Founder and President of Spets Association Management Ltd. In addition to her degree from SFU, Aila has a Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM). Prior to founding Spets in 1996, she worked in the travel & tourism industry. Her experience on many different non-profit organizations’ boards over the years made Aila an expert on association management issues. Aila is always excited to learn and apply new technology and ideas. She is very strong in building bridges between people and groups. Her excellent sense of connection is ideal to support boards of directors and to mentor staff and student interns. Clients also benefit from her ability to see patterns and identify ways to increase effectiveness in organizations.

Aila Karpio is Executive Director of Point Grey Village BIA. She is also Honorary Vice Consul for Finland in BC and Yukon.

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