President
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before
  them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out and meet it."


                                                                                                                                                  Thucydides
   
Michelle Halpin, born and raised in Bermuda, had a flair for planning parties and an artistic eye from an early age. After graduating from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia Michelle was employed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and quickly found her forte in the Marketing Department. Michelle moved on to The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce as their Marketing & Events Coordinator. At The Chamber, she was responsible for all of the marketing aspects and organized events ranging from information sessions to the single largest street festival on the island, Harbour Nights. During her years there, Michelle also started up the Destination Dockyard event, which is a street festival held in Dockyard.

As Michelle grew in the events and marketing field, she had the opportunity to fill the position of Senior Event Manager at Total Marketing and Communications Limited (TMC). Throughout her years at TMC, she organized various international and local events, such as The Bermuda Gourmet Getaway (Four Day Culinary Festival), Ross “Blackie” Talbot Charity Classic (Largest 3 Day Charity Golf Tournament), Grand Openings, Seminars, Bermuda College Homecoming, Product Launches and Promotions, Movies On The Beach, Under 19 International Volleyball Tournament, 400th Anniversary Events (Launch Party; Somers Day; Emancipation Day; & Gala), and other special events/functions.

Michelle handled everything from conception to execution ranging from budgeting, proposals, managing the public relations and creative elements (newsletters, advertisements, flyers, etc), onsite management, coordination with all third party vendors, as well as regular reporting to the client.

Michelle, an enthusiastic entrepreneur, followed her passion and formed Topaz Events & Marketing Ltd. (Topaz) in 2009.

Over the years, Michelle has formed relationships with key players, vendors and professionals within the local community allowing Topaz to offer competitive pricing while providing the best services and products. Her drive for excellence, artistic flare, diversity, attention to detail, organizational skills and considerable experience is what really gives Topaz the ability to stand out from the crowd. Working closely with clients to manage the expected and unexpected to ensure a successful event is her expertise.

Topaz is committed to providing a personalized experience that exudes professionalism, uniqueness, fun, and sophistication. Michelle looks forward to meeting with you for a personal consultation.

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