Partners in Planning

Successfully negotiating your hotel and meeting needs


Armed with your criteria, we will source the best fitting properties for your event and compile the details into an easy to compare proposal.


Using our expertise, buying power and strong industry relationships, we will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you have the best possible offer from your preferred property.


We’ll contract the hotel or venue of your choice, carefully reviewing each clause to reduce your liabilities and provide flexibility.

The process is efficient, strategic and personalized!

What We Do

Strategic Site Selection conducts unbiased hotel and resort site searches, meticulously plans site inspection itineraries, and negotiates contracts on behalf of our clients. We do all this while creating strategic alliances with key industry leaders. The continued goal at Strategic Site Selection is to build a world class organization that is considered the best at what we do while creating a great experience for each one of our clients and partners. We believe our relationships have been key to our success and we take pride on providing a free service, a friendly team and continuously saving you time and money.

Ready to get started?

Talk to an SSS team member about your program needs and learn about our no charge service!

According to Our Clients

Working with Strategic Site Selection is nothing short of an absolute pleasure. As a department of one, finding the time to research venues, negotiate upfront and manage multiple projects is a challenge but with the expert assistance of Strategic Site Selection, the process is manageable. Strategic Site Selection is a one stop source for managing multiple events, contracts and navigating the negotiation process. I am forever impressed with their roster of contacts and knowledge of venues in multiple cities. They are a team of true professionals and experts in their field and it is an honour to call them partners.


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Today is Earth Day! We love working with our clients to find sustainable solutions and properties where they can bring to life their “green” objectives 💚

Here are a few simple things you can look for when selecting a hotel for your next event:

Does the hotel RFID wooden key cards instead of plastic? Made using bamboo, a sustainable and incredibly durable alternative to plastic.

Where is the food sourced? Buying from local suppliers reduces the distance that your menu has to travel, reducing emissions from transportation, as well as giving you the opportunity to support local businesses in the process.

Plastic use at your venue. Reducing plastic is another simple way to help reduce your events carbon footprint and avoids adding to the global plastic waste problem. Some easy swaps are switching out your plastic straws for glass or metal ones or changing up plastic water bottles for reusable glass ones.

#earthday #earthday2022 #events #hotels

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Wishing you a safe and Happy Easter from our SSS family to yours 🐣🐰🌷

#events #eventprofs #meetingprofs #strategicsiteselection #partnersinplanning #hotel #venue #hospitality #eventindustry #meetings #planner #inspo #easter

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In celebration of #GMID we wanted to take this opportunity to re-introduce you to the person who started it all; Mark Dosman, CEO of Strategic Site Selection and Sandbox Events.

We interviewed Mark and asked him three personal questions so that you can get to know him better:

1. If you could pick a new skill, what would it be? “I’d like to be able to throw a fastball 100 mph and break into the major leagues with the Blue Jays as a 40+ year old rookie. Close second would be writing music and singing.”

2. What is your favourite place that you’ve travelled to and why? “Whistler for sure – I have created such amazing memories with my children there!”

3. What is your favourite hobby? “Music – everything music. Listening, singing, learning the is such an outlet for me.”

From our team to yours; Happy #GlobalMeetingsIndustryDay

#gmid2022 #meetingsmeanbusiness #meetings #hotels #clients #timetomeet #events #lovewhatyoudo #sssmoments

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We are beyond thrilled to announce our newest team member at our sister company @sandboxeventsinc

With over 12 years of experience globally in meetings and events, Bruno’s experience with large scale event production and project management is an exciting addition to our growing team.

Welcome to the Sandbox team Bruno Maceno!

#events #eventplanning #newhire #eventprofs

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We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our team at @strategicsiteselectionsss

A big welcome to Ashley Hill, Executive Assistant, who will be supporting @markdosman

#hotels #siteselection #events #newmember #clients #SSSmoments #team

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We are thrilled to announce our newest team member at #strategicsiteselection Renee Tingle, Key Account Manager🎉

Welcome to the team @reneesamara

#hotels #siteselection #events #newmember #clients #SSSmoments #team

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SSS wouldn't be here today if it were not for the resilient and intelligent women that work so hard everyday to make themselves heard.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay

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Last chance to register!

Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event! How to Navigate the Future of 2022, with open conversation on compression/rates, contracting and event safety

Secure your spot today! Registration link in Bio

#events #virtualevent #hospitality #2022 #future #planning #eventprofs

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We are thrilled to announce our newest team member at #strategicsiteselection Amina Hassan🎉

Welcome to the team @aminaa__hassan !

#hotels #siteselection #events #newmember #clients #hospitailty #SSSmoments #team

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Are you ready to start a career with a team that you love?

Strategic Site Selection is hiring!

Visit us at for more info (link in bio)

#careerfinder #events #hotels #hospitailtycareer #planning #making #manager #careers

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🎉 GIVEAWAY 🎉We want to give you the chance to spend a night in a luxury hotel downtown Toronto with a loved one!

We are so excited to announce that we are giving away the following prize:
-One night stay for two guests in a Premier Room at the Four Season Hotel Toronto
-CAD $200 hotel spending credit
-Overnight valet parking for one vehicle

Prize certificate is valid until February 28th, 2023 (based on availability)

How to enter:
1.Follow @strategicsiteselection & @sandboxeventsinc
2.Tag someone special who you want to share this prize with
3.Like this post
4.For an extra entry- Share this post to your story and tag @strategicsiteselection & @sandboxeventsinc

We will be announcing the winner on Friday February 11th, 2022

#giveaway #hotel #toronto #valentines #events #planning #hospitailty #prize

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Have you registered for the next Activate Your Network?

Are you an event professional and want to connect with hospitality leaders regarding How to Navigate the Future of 2022?

Limited spots available! Registration Link in Bio

#events #virtualevent #hospitality #2022 #future #planning #eventprofs

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Negotiation can be intimidating.

Our highly intelligent and experienced team of contract experts will work with venues to ensure you get the best out of your contract when booking a program.

#contracts #events #hospitality #hotels #clients #negotiate #eventplanning #sssmoments

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