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We are proud to announce the local charities that MPI Ottawa will be supporting over the next 2 years!

The New CMP

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Who We Are

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the leading global community that is shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. The Ottawa Chapter of MPI is the largest organization of conference planners and suppliers in Canada’s National Capital Region, with more than 300 members in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Why MPI Ottawa?

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s most vibrant global community, helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.

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Upcoming Events

  • 21/11/2018


    The last installment of MPI DIY for the 2018 year is taking place on Wednesday November 21 from 5-7pm. The location (as always) will be determined by YOU!…our members. Keep your eye on our Facebook page and our Twitter account to see the three venue options you have to choose from.

    Bring nothing but a smile on the 21st! These DIYs are organized by the members, for the members, no selling, no nametags, no structure… come for a drink whenever you get out of work and stay to catch up with old friends and make some new friends before you head home. Non-Members, students & recent grads are all welcome to join us!  Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 21st. 

    ~The Member Care Committee

  • 28/11/2018

    Festive Dinner: Puttin' on the Glitz Dinner Extravaganza

    Join us for a night of razzle dazzle as we welcome the start to the holiday season. We are ditching the standard red and green for something unique this year! Let the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood serve as inspiration when getting ready for the evening. Modernize your classic look with a sequined belt or top hat, sparkly eyeshadow, a fancy bow tie, or diamond nail decals. This dinner extravaganza will provide many networking opportunities to catch up with old friends and a chance to make some new ones as well. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes so you are ready to Foxtrot or Charleston following dinner.

  • 12/01/2019 - 13/01/2019

    CMP Bootcamp

    Cost:                $175 + HST for members; $225 + HST for non-members
    When:             January 12-13, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)
    Important:      To benefit from this year’s CMP Boot Camp, schedule your written exam for the end of January or later (AFTER January 13).
    Sign-up:           Email

    A two-day in-person boot camp designed to test CMP exam preparedness through games, slideshows, and a mock exam. Your registration includes access to MPI Ottawa’s Self-Directed Study Guide as well as lunches and breaks during the boot camp. You can also opt to stay overnight for a preferred rate at the host hotel. Participants should thoroughly study prior to January 12-13, 2019. Register early for quick access to study aids!

    You should participate in the CMP Boot Camp IF

            i.          You have applied (or you will soon apply) to earn your CMP designation with the Events Industry Council (EIC).

          ii.          You intend to write your CMP exam in January 2019 (or later) – please note testing dates. To benefit from this year’s CMP Boot Camp, schedule your written exam for the end of January or later (AFTER January 13).

         iii.          You have obtained (or you will soon obtain) the reading resources*.

         iv.          You will thoroughly study prior to attending the boot camp, January 12-13, 2019.


    For more information on the CMP program, please carefully read all information found here: See also the EIC’s CMP Candidate Webinar, which highlights eligibility requirements and the application process.

    *Reading Resources:

    The study texts – EIC9, the glossary, and PMM6 – can be purchased through the EIC’s website. The CMP exam’s content is created from these resources.

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