Menna Riley

From designing my 10th birthday party theme (a backwards-themed party) where I had hand-written invitations in the mirror and convinced my parents that eating the cake first was just part of the theme, (one of my 10-year-old self’s most brilliant hoodwinks), designing event experiences has always been in my blood. Since starting in 1998 in Halifax, my one goal was to achieve as diverse a portfolio as possible. Effectively, the more I do, the more I can do for my clients and their audience… At the heart of everything I do, lies my passion for elevating each event to their highest potential.


Menna's Best Fit

  • Small to medium-sized businesses looking to do more with their next product or service launch or pitch
  • Private or corporate event clients who want to impress existing or potential clients
  • Not-for-profits looking to add flair to their events and funds to the bottom line


Menna managed the 2016 Halifax Chamber of Commerce Fall Dinner, an event that attracted over 800 business professionals. Her talent and poise for event management was evident on day one. Menna built and fostered relationships with a variety of key stakeholders and her careful attention to details allowed us to execute a premier quality event, with her leadership.

Our members and guests praised the quality of the event for months – not days or weeks – but months after the fact.

I would trust Menna to manage any of our events, large or small with complete confidence.
— Becky Davison Marketing Manager Halifax Chamber of Commerce
“I worked with Menna when she was living in New Zealand - managing our events was a new start-up role and Menna was fantastic. She brought attitude, systems and creativity to the role - we loved her.
— Andrew Hamilton CEO The Icehouse, NZ
“Menna is passionate about her work and can be trusted to ‘get the job done’. She also has a great vision for creating fabulous, memorable and stylish events. And to top it all off, she’s great with people and pleasant to work with.
— Karen Sears Vice President, Account Planning & Strategy at M5 Marketing Communications
“Menna is a professional who delivers terrific results, on time. I’d recommend her to anyone.
— Peter Spurway Vice President, Halifax International Airport Authority

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menna's Specializations

Fundraising Events/Golf Tournaments, Corporate Promo/Launch Events, Corporate Meetings/Client Pitches, Private Events/Celebrations, Annual General Meetings, Industry Awards Shows

Menna's Location


Menna's Client Resume

Fundraising Galas: 
Sable Island Fundraiser with host Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party Fundraiser with keynote Justin Trudeau
Gold Medal Plates/Canadian Olympic Committee
National Walk for the Children’s Miracle Network
QEII Capital Campaign Gala Celebration
Symphony Nova Scotia’s Annual Gala

Company Launch/Promo/Business Pitches:
King’s Wharf Killick Condo Building Launch and Sales Event
Brave New World’s strategic partnership pitch in Times Square NYC
HRM, Civic Events & Festivals bid to host the Canada Winter Games
Egg Films/Hatch Post Production Studio Launch
ISL Digital Marketing Office Launch Party
National MOBIA Brand Launch Event

Awards Shows: 
Canadian Public Relations Society Awards
Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
National Pharmacy Awards
Top 50 CEO Awards
The ICE Awards

Festivals & Concerts:
Tall Ships 2000
World Cup Qualifying Equestrian Trials
IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships
Alexander Keith’s 24 hour Outdoor Rock Concerts 

Halifax International Airport Authority’s Annual General Meetings
Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Inaugural Atlantic Learning Conference
American Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the Texas Delegation

Other Notable Events include:
The official visit of The Crown Princess of Thailand to AUT University, NZ
Angel Network’s ‘Dragon’s Den’-style Entrepreneurial Competition, NZ
DalTech Engineer’s Ball at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax Bluenose Bonspiel Official Closing Reception
Halifax Club Annual Golf Tournament
WagJag Halifax Launch Promotional Event