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    When your goals are to engage, observe, or evaluate others in real time there is nothing more effective than a professionally planned and managed face-to-face event. Nothing rivals the power of face-to-face engagement when you really need to motivate your team, convey complex issues, gather input or ensure that everyone is completely focused on the discussion.
    Your high-performers, customers, clients and special VIPs deserve the recognition and rewards that properly planned and managed incentive program can provide. No matter the size of the group and no matter the destination, you know there is simply no margin for error. That is why we plan every detail of the experience meticulously. From strategy to tactics we create events that meet each of your objectives. Your goal, and ours, is to deliver a lasting lifetime of memories that provides your guests with both recognition and incentive. Incentive programs can be an important investment in the future of your organization.


  • Ivonka Knight of IK Planning is low maintenance yet she delivers impressive results. Ivonka has sourced venues, negotiated impressive contracts, and managed meetings all over the US and Hawaii. Her knowledge of the industry and attention to detail are powerful. She has made me look good to my management time and again. I will always have her on speed dial.
    — Barb Drummer | Project Manager, Composite Software
  • Ivonka is extremely knowledgeable in her field, razor sharp and personable. She quickly understanding her clients' needs, no matter how unique they are, and thinks outside the box to deliver top quality services to meet client deadlines. Ivonka is truly a pleasure to work with, always willing to share her knowledge/experience and offers excellent advice/recommendations. I would highly recommend Ivonka to your team. I look forward to working with Ivonka again in the very near future.
    — Jayne C Smudde | Account Manager, Catalyst Performance Group, Inc.
  • Ivonka, I wanted to thank you for the outstanding job you did on our Client Appreciation Event in Chicago. The program ran seamlessly and our guests truly enjoyed themselves. As always, it was a pleasure to work with you, and I look forward to working together again soon!
    — Brenda Pacelt | DNI Retail Design
  • Ivonka is as concerned about the outcome of an event as she is the details in making it happen. She genuinely cares about the well-being of people and the organization for whom she is 'organizing'. Ivonka is efficient, and effective and a pleasure to work with!
    — CarlMichael Rossi | Collaborative Practice Chicago
  • Ivonka is a customer and service oriented person who keeps excellent track of client needs and always is a step ahead. She is a trustworthy and reliable service partner who thoroughly follows up on projects.
    — Monica Karlsson | Sony Ericsson
  • I met Ivonka shortly after I started working at Arro Corporation, she has been arranging all of Arro's travel requirements, from booking hotels and meeting spaces for business negotiations, to arranging for all of our trade show needs. We at Arro have found that her combination of skills, professional ethics, experience and intuition is exactly what we had been looking for in a meeting planner. She is a single professional resource that is committed to providing her clients with the highest quality of planning services.  I have been working directly with Ivonka for a couple of years now and I have found her to be a highly professional and pleasant person who is never afraid to take on a challenging task. Our clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and I always recommend Ivonka and IK Planning to anyone in need of a hotel or meeting planning services. She has always done an outstanding job with organizing our corporate events, arranging for all of our travel needs and taking care of our clients in a nothing less than stellar manner.
    — Dan Matyus | Director of Business Development, Arro Corporation
  • Ivonka is one of the best I have hired, and I consider her one of the most valuable members of our team. Clients repeatedly report pleased results with her work. She gives 120% and does not rest until the details have been ironed out so that our registration, housing, sponsorship coordination, and a myriad other event requirements are handled far before, during and after the event. She offers professional advice and handles her areas with grace and ease.
    — Lisa Meller | CMP + Owner, Meetings Perspectives
  • Ivonka has been very instrumental in several high-profile events at Ensono including a global brand launch for both employees and the external marketplace (clients, prospects, partners, analysts), as well as multiple industry events, some with nearly 20,000 attendees. Ivonka is very detail oriented, understands experiential marketing and the importance of creating first impressions, is extremely responsive and adaptable, and always manages budgets effectively. She consistently delivers superior customer service and is a pleasure to work with. Our continued success with various events can be attributed to her involvement.
    — Jane Vitro | Senior Director of Marketing, Ensono

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