What our clients say
YPO-WPO, event co-chair:
"I had the pleasure of working with Walter Stugger on the creation of a 5 day trip to Berlin in May 2015. As background, this trip was organized for our Toronto-based chapter of YPO-WPO, a global organization of almost 22,000 current or former CEOs of significant sized companies. As you might expect, our members are extremely well-travelled. We had 90 people join us in Berlin (Members and Spouses). As the volunteer Member who co-chaired the event on behalf of our group, I had no financial interest in the event — only a reputation to preserve among my peers.
Walter and his staff at inspiria made me look fantastic. Walter demonstrated tremendous creativity and vision, as we created 5 major themed entertainment events — one for each evening — and deeply educational activities for each and every day. We explored Berlin’s tumultuous past, guided by fascinating experts in several fields, and experienced its vibrant present. We accomplished our goal of gaining an extremely well-rounded view of the city and its history. He dug deep to find resources who were truly experts and fascinating, to complement his already outstanding tour guides. In each case, they were people who had experienced the history or event that was being discussed — including a cold war spy, an escapee, and a famous photographer, to give a few examples.
But Walter and his inspiria team not only created a great vision — they also demonstrated tremendous attention to detail. No stone was left unturned as they ensured our members had an experience they would cherish. His staff consistently demonstrated a can-do attitude of “whatever it takes to make this event amazing”, whether or not the specific task was their job.
And “amazing" was accomplished. Our well-travelled crowd — a group who could and do go everywhere on the planet — rated the event an an almost perfect 9.92 out of 10.
Walter was truly an "event impresario”. I heartily recommend him and his team at inspiria."
Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Senior Event Director:
“Thank you so much for everything you have done to make our event a huge success. I've never worked on an event with someone as creative and passionate as you. You are a professional and a perfectionist who creates incredible events. Thanks again to you and your team. I hope we can do it again sometime soon!”
Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Chairman of University program:
"I really enjoyed collaborating with you and your team. It was a special life experience that I will never forget. The opportunity to work with such a talented team was truly remarkable. It demonstrated that by assembling a group of people that have incredible passion and dedication toward a common goal, amazing things can happen.”
NXP , Senior Vice President BU HPMS:
“We want to thank you and your team for the successful implementation of our international management meetings in Ireland, under the title ‘King Arthur - The Knights of the Round Table." This innovative and creative approach, with the transfer of the current corporate political challenge to the historical background of 'King Arthur', was a unique experience to the event for all participants. We did it together, within a relatively short time, to implement a fantastic and innovative event. The positive feedback of all 82 participants from 15 countries confirmed this."
Vilna Shul, Director of Development:
"Inspiria bent over backwards to make our dreams come true. Not only did they listen carefully to our vision and remain faithful to it and our budget and implement it all to a T, but they also envisioned things that hadn’t even occurred to us and anticipated solutions to problems before they ever arose. They are the ultimate “people” people and cared for us as if we were family."
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Director Special Events:
"Inspiria’s achievements of outstanding results has been integral to the success of our program. (…) From Germany to Russia and Argentina, you do understand the complexities of our programs and the need to operate in close partnership with our educational component that is so critical to the Museum’s messaging and fundraising goals, all the while addressing the expectations of the participants. (…) The Museum’s success can be measured by achieving our financial goals and repeat participants, but the true measure of success for inspiria is the personal touch and attention to details that you bring that has them repeatedly asking if you will be on the trip!"