November President’s Message

November President’s Message

Let’s be honest here. November is probably my least favourite month of the year. The days are shorter; we are waking up in the dark and coming home from work in the dark. Some days it’s hard to be motivated. A couple weekends ago, I got to see my son and his hockey team succeed. I saw this group of boys who, on their own are good players, but when they come together, create...

Purposeful Planning – Something Off-Topic…

Purposeful Planning – Something Off-Topic…

Forgive me, dear MPI Ottawa friends, but this instalment of Purposeful Planning is going a bit off-topic this month. This column is about a subject that most meeting industry professionals encounter or likely have encountered in their career – but we never talk about: the lines that can and do get crossed when a client or business colleague becomes a friend. First, a bit of background: Years ago when my husband Heinz and I...

The Students’ Corner:  A Business Solution: Get yourself a Student TODAY!

The Students’ Corner: A Business Solution: Get yourself a Student TODAY!

The Scenario: What started off as just an idea, is now a thriving business or a major project. Your client-base and responsibilities are rapidly growing and you need employees. You are looking for the ideal candidate; an individual who is passionate about events and the industry and one who possesses high quality and relevant skills with an amazing work ethic. Isn’t that what we are all looking for? The Problem: The search for the...

Membership DID YOU KNOW?

Membership DID YOU KNOW?

There are a lot of really great resources available to MPI Members that are often under-used because we simply don’t know about them. This new ‘Did You Know’ series will be featured monthly and will help shed some light on the many resources available to you! Have a specific question about your MPI Membership? Reach out to the membership team at member-care@mpiottawa.ca Did you know that MPI Ottawa has revamped www.mpiottawa.ca to include a...

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Daria Cohen Event Assistant – Registration, Membership and Administration Golden Planners Inc. Joined MPI in 2017 Contact information: Email: cohen@goldenplanners.ca LinkedIn: Daria Cohen  About Daria I was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario (Toronto area). I went to the University of Waterloo for history and communications, and after graduation I did a two-year journalism diploma at Humber College in Toronto. I was looking for a summer job through college and found one with the...

Insider Events – CANSEC 2017

Insider Events – CANSEC 2017

  Article written by Lesley Jane Musker, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries Basic details of the event: Title: CANSEC 2017 – produced by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) Date: MAY 31-JUNE 1 2017 City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: EY Centre (EYC) Organizing Team: CANSEC is produced by CADSI – every member of our organization plays a critical role in assembling this production. The Event Operations team at...

News Around Town – October 2017

News Around Town – October 2017

  Formally with Westbury National, Rosemary Vaughan, CEM, has recently launched her own company which focuses on destination VIP gifting for events and conferences, as well as promoting and supporting local artisans. Gift Revel, your destination gift guide, offers VIP gifting delivered right to your event venue! For more information, you can reach out to Vaughan with any inquiries at 613-301-7117 or rosemary@giftrevel.com.  Article compiled by Katherine Craig, The War Amps of Canada Article Edited By Cynthia Beaudin, Canada...

October President’s Message

October President’s Message

It was great to see so many familiar and new faces at our 2017 AGM and fall kick-off event a few weeks back. We had a champions welcome to the reception thanks in part to the Ottawa Redblacks’ cheerleaders. The Member Programming committee went all out to provide a unique twist on the event and ensure that the first event of the season was one that created a buzz and got people excited for...

Coaching Corner: Ways to Stay Productive

Coaching Corner: Ways to Stay Productive

I think we can all agree that the closer we get to an event, the faster time moves. There never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. With the numerous deadlines, late nights and endless cups of coffee, it can be hard to stay on top of everything. These are a few tips to help keep you on track and to help make sure your days are more productive....

MPI Ottawa Chapter September Kick-Off & AGM

MPI Ottawa Chapter September Kick-Off & AGM

MPI Ottawa Chapter’s September Networking Event and AGM has welcomed new and returning members at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau – Ottawa on September 14th, 2017. We kicked-off the new year with our annual AGM, provided a review of the 2016-2017 highlights and outlined the MPI objectives for 2017-2018, followed by an exceptional networking reception. Our themed evening showcased Ottawa’s local RedBlacks football team, with a draw of five double sets of VIP tickets for...