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Coaching Corner – 2017 Student of the Year Winner: Katherine Craig

The student liaison sub-committee couldn’t be more proud of the engagement of our student member in our chapter each year. The Prix Prestige Awards Gala gives the chapter a chance to see some of the shining stars highlighted that many members haven’t had a chance to connect with yet. We would like to again congratulate all the nominees for 2016-2017 for MPI Ottawa Student of the Year, Erin Bellwood, Jeanette Tachynsky and our winner...

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee

Committee Director: David Dugas, D.E. Systems Ltd. Immediate Past-President, pastpresident@mpiottawa.ca Committee Members Jennifer McAndrew, Mastermind Event Rentals Louise Gervais, CMP, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Heather Lockwood, CMP, HPL Meetings and Events Ryan Young, Brookstreet Hotel What are you currently working on in your committee? The committee is responsible for succession planning for the MPI Board of Directors.  This includes posting open positions for the coming year, defining the board application...

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9 Effective Ways to Engage Millennials at Your Events

They may be young, but they know what they want from your meeting. Here are some practical ways to keep them tuned in and learning. Ask a bunch of baby boomers what they were like when they were 24 and you hear words like fresh, energetic, ambitious, open, naïve, passionate, and idealistic. Guess what? Today’s 24-year-olds, the Millennials, use those same words to describe themselves. All 20-somethings want to do something new and cool....

Latest News

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...

New Recertification Policies Announced for CMPs

Effective January 1, 2016, CMPs will have three months, instead of one year, after their fifth-year end date has passed to submit their recertification applications. Click here to learn...