Why Tantus supports the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)?

June 4, 2018

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In early May 2018, Tantus sent a contingent (Tony Schiebel, Dave McGarva, Grant Gabert and Duane Wysynski) to the 2018 MISA Conference in Red Deer, Alberta.  We had a great time presenting, connecting and reconnecting with clients and friends.  You may ask yourself, “Why would Tantus send so many people?”.  Well, let me elaborate on why we chose to make such a significant investment.

Format
The format for this event is set up to ensure that municipalities of all shapes and sizes find value and benefit from the conference. Also, many municipalities have similar challenges, and collaborating with like-minded individuals helps solve those problems. The event is inclusive of the vendor community as MISA understands the value that organizations like Tantus bring to their membership.  This conference emphasizes sharing of stories, the good and bad, as well as enhancing the collaborative environment that MISA has been building for years.   

People
This conference is a great way to connect with new people and reconnect with old clients and friends.  We have been attending for 4 years now and have come to know people better and better each year.   With the work that we do with our municipal clients, we are also able to be a connector and bring different municipalities together that may have similar ideas or challenges.  This relationship makes us feel that we are a trusted partner, not only to the MISA organization, but also to its’ members.

Value
As a GOLD sponsor of this conference, we feel that Tantus gets tremendous value for our investment.  Our team attended all the conference sessions, lunches and, of course, the after-hours social events!  During our speaking engagements we were able to share our experiences and to provide advice and guidance to the membership rather than deliver a sales pitch.  We feel that giving back to the MISA community will only make it and Tantus stronger in the long run.

 

Commitment
Tantus is committed to continuing to provide the best people and services to the municipalities in Canada.  By attending this conference, we can gain an understanding of the challenges that municipalities face, allowing us to ensure that we have the right people, methodologies and ideas available to help answer any and all questions from our clients.  We certainly appreciate being able to attend this conference.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year at MISA 2019 in beautiful Jasper, Alberta.