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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

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...

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...

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News Around Town! November 2015

Marc Forgette is pleased to announce that he has joined Tourism London as Business Development Manager – Conventions, in the newly-opened Ottawa office. You can reach him at mforgette@londontourism.ca or 613-867-8375. InitLive beat 60 other companies to win this year’s ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch Award, for its event mobile app. The innovative cloud-based system includes a web service and free mobile device app for planning and building schedules for multi-day and multi-venue...

News Around Town! October 2015

Meg LaPlante is pleased to announce she has joined Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business as their Interim Events Coordinator, working on a variety of academic and social events both on and off-campus from recruitment fairs to educational lecture series. LaPlante was previously the Corporate Events Coordinator at the Kanata Golf & Country Club. You can reach LaPlante at meg.laplante@carleton.ca or at 613-520-2600 ext. 1731.   Ashley Craven has just begun her new role...