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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A big welcome to the newest member of the @strategicsiteselectionsss team! @noellemgreen comes to us with 8+ years in hospitality and events and is looking forward to working with our clients to deliver exceptional events. #team #yourpartnersinplanning #hospitality #eventprofs ...

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Meet Virginia! We are so excited to welcome Virginia Welder to the @strategicsiteselectionsss team. Virginia will be working to support our clients along side the Key Account team.
#team #yourpartnerinplanning #eventprofs

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Happy work-aversary to our amazing @jodiclair_sss ! It’s been 10 years and we look forward to all the amazing things you will accomplish in your next ten! Here are the top 3 reasons why we love Jodi and if you haven’t met her (you really need to), you will love too. 1. Jodi has the BEST sense of humour and is one the funniest people we know. 2. Jodi is A-MAZING and is one of the most experienced and professional site selection people in Canada. 3. Jodi loves people and is one of the most caring people we know. We are so grateful to have her as part of the SSS team! #workanniversary #eventprofs #happyanniversary ...

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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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