Connie Cay-Santos, CMP, SEPC, VEMM, CSM, CSPO
Connie is the Founder, and Chief Experience Strategist at CAY VII launched in January 2019 and Incorporated into CAY VII INC in November 2022. She takes a creative entrepreneur approach in accepting limited contracted special projects with clients to consult and drive strategic actions to deliver business vision and objectives.
CAY VII INC represents Connie Cay-Santos as the seventh child in her Cay Family, and her given Chinese name is Phoenix!
As an event industry leader, Connie is listed on Bizzabo's Top 55 2022 Event Experience Leaders and honoured as the 2021 Future Leader of the Year by MPI TO Chapter.
Connie Cay-Santos has over 19 years of professional management experience and has thrived in corporate, association, and tech start-up entrepreneurial environments. She is a curator of strategic partnerships, building trust through a human-centric approach, operational excellence and creative experience design solutions.
Be Human first is a mindful consideration when Connie leads a project with clients or a team. Having high emotional agility in understanding the motivational drivers of her stakeholders, she is empowered to create a more connected experience through engagement strategies and share authentic stories on social channels.
In September 2022, Connie joined Quest Audio Visual in an integrated full-time role as Director of Engagement Strategy. She leads the PR, Marketing, Branding, and Engagement Experiences with the Quest AV team. She is thrilled to work with a team of event production professionals and help elevate their drive forward to their continued revenue growth powered by their reputation as a trusted audio-visual innovator and premium event production company.
In her past position as Head of Strategic Partnerships at Engamio, Connie established and maintained trusted relationships with B2B clients in the current event ecosystem. Stakeholders include a community of event tech platforms, AV Production companies, Media Partners, and associations while supporting co-marketing collaborations and B2C client service needs.
As a community builder and supporter, Connie is also actively involved in industry associations and communities, which include:
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Partnership, MPI Toronto Chapter
SOW Sister as an ambassador empowering and uplifting female entrepreneurs, SOW Victory Fest