Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Marie-Louise Doyle President & Principal Planner, Doyle & Associates Events Planners AND Director, Business Development, MyEventApps Self-employed and employed by MyEventApps Joined MPI in 1998 Contact me at: mldoyle@doyleandassociates.events and/or marielouise.doyle@favequest.com ) About Marie-Louise I was born in Ottawa in the 1960’s and grew up in Alta Vista.  I went to Cardinal Leger Pierre Laporte; Immaculata High School and Carleton University.  I am married to Paul and have two kids, Shane and Kayla who are...

Insider Events – MPI Jazzy June Event

Insider Events – MPI Jazzy June Event

Article written by Katherine Craig, The War Amps Basic details of the event: Title: MPI Jazzy June Event Date: June 28, 2017 City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: The Lord Elgin Hotel & The Ottawa Jazz Festival Organizing Team: Rebecca Narr (lead); Kimberly Hoy (lead); Annie Léveillée; Christina Amos; Katherine Craig; Maureen Prebinski; Nicole Jeffrey, CMP; Rosemary Ly Number of Attendees: 70 Who was the target audience? MPI Ottawa Members, especially Chapter volunteers. What...

3 Ways to Create a Buzzworthy Event Using Social Media

3 Ways to Create a Buzzworthy Event Using Social Media

This is a sponsored post written by Suzanne Fougere, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Communications with the Halifax Convention Centre. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Social media has changed the way delegates experience, engage with and think about events. From the time a delegate registers for an event through every session and workshop, they’re searching for ways to engage online. The good news is that there’s no shortage of opportunities to interact and...

News Around Town – August 2017

News Around Town – August 2017

Joanne St-Pierre, formally with Niagara Falls Tourism, has recently joined the International Political Science Association as World Congress & Events Director.  To reach St-Pierre, please contact her at joanne.stpierre@ipsa.org or (514)-848-8799. Patrick Kilvert, with The Westin Ottawa, has shared the exciting opening of its rooftop event venue, TwentyTwo on June 27, 2017. The 3,200 ft² ballroom offers panoramic views of the Nation’s Capital and surrounding region from the 22nd floor of the hotel. This is in addition to the...

August President’s Message

Since the announcement of the start of my term as President of the MPI Ottawa Chapter I have had a great response from people in my various networks. They always seem a bit taken aback by the thought of stepping out and doing something so big as volunteering. To be honest so was I. I remember talking with David Dugas, Past President, and his words of advice were “great things happen when you step...

Purposeful Planning – Better Post-Event Evaluations

Purposeful Planning – Better Post-Event Evaluations

In our last column we discussed connecting the purpose of meetings with the tools we use to measure event success. I concluded at that while the principle of this practice is a noble one, it is far more difficult in practice. Just a few weeks after I submitted the post, my event co-producer and I found ourselves having to come up with a better post-event evaluation, one that measured more meaningfully the outcomes we...

Coaching Corner – 2017 Rising Star Award Winner: Alison Peverley

Coaching Corner – 2017 Rising Star Award Winner: Alison Peverley

The Prix Prestige Gala is an amazing time to highlight and award different members on their dedication, support, and improvements within MPI and the community. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees for the 2016-2017 Rising Star Award: Patti Johnson, Chic & Swell Jasmine Leese, Le Belvedere Alison Peverley, Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Violeta Ugarte, Meetings + Conventions Calgary Being part of the student liaison sub-committee we had the opportunity to...

#WEC17 – Stop Planning Meetings, Start Designing Experiences

#WEC17 – Stop Planning Meetings, Start Designing Experiences

It was another great year of playing, reflecting, learning and connecting at the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress (#WEC17). This year the conference took place June 19-22, in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, and the conference’s host hotel was the legendary MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The theme of “stop planning meetings, start designing experiences” resonated throughout the entire event, with a plentiful mix of education, entertainment, fundraising, and innovation. Monday kicked off with...

Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member

Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member

Daniela Stucki Director of Canadian Association Sales Fairmont Western Mountain Region Joined MPI in 2013 Contact information : Email : Daniela.stucki@fairmont.com Twitter: @danielaedmonton About Daniela I was born in Switzerland, but my family immigrated to Canada in 1991 when my dad invested in a dairy farm in Avonmore. Growing up on a farm was very busy as it was strictly family operated and there were lots of mandatory chores to be done on a...