June President’s Message

June President’s Message

This is it! June marks my final President’s message for MPI Ottawa. I have had the distinct pleasure of leading an incredible board. I know when I started this journey it seemed like a daunting task but I am really happy I did it. I think that if an opportunity presents itself and it scares you it is a good thing. Imagine how boring our daily lives would be if we kept doing the...

Insider Events – Unfinished Business, The Ottawa Treaty at 20 – Working from Afar

Insider Events – Unfinished Business, The Ottawa Treaty at 20 – Working from Afar

Article written by Marie-Louise Doyle, Doyle and Associates Event Planners Basic details of the event: Title: Unfinished Business, The Ottawa Treaty at 20 Date: December 4 and 5, 2017 City, Country: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Host Venue: The Westin Hotel, The Provinces Meeting Room and Foyer Organizing Team: Staff from each of the following organizations made up the Program Team The Halo Trust Mines Action Canada Mag International Marie-Louise Doyle was the only person from...

MPI 2018 Prix Prestige Gala – Celebrating Excellence in the MPI Ottawa Chapter

MPI 2018 Prix Prestige Gala – Celebrating Excellence in the MPI Ottawa Chapter

On Tuesday May 01, 2018 the MPI Ottawa Chapter held the MPI Prix Prestige Gala at the beautifully renovated National Arts Centre. This annual event is designed to recognize excellence in active chapter members for their commitment, service and involvement in the chapter or industry and community at large. The evening began with a networking reception in the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Hall of Honours and then guests moved to the Studio for the...

Coaching Corner: 2018 MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Student of the Year and Rising Star Recipients

Coaching Corner: 2018 MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Student of the Year and Rising Star Recipients

The Student Liaison Subcommittee, who are the ones who contribute to the Coaching Corner articles, are very proud of two of its members who were the recipients of the Student of the Year award and the Rising Star award. The Prix Prestige Awards Gala is an amazing event to highlight and recognize MPI Ottawa members on their hard-work, dedication and commitment to the chapter. Congratulations again to all the nominees and recipients. Student of...

Looking back on the EVENT

Looking back on the EVENT

Looking back on the EVENT It’s all still a little surreal, that we pulled off the EVENT, which was held at the Brookstreet Hotel on April 12-14. The idea of a joint MPI Chapter event is by no means a new concept, nor do we claim to be pioneers on this, however we were the first to pull it off the way we did. The discussions of a joint event date back a few...

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Outaouais Tourism Contact: Annie Léveillée Conventions and Business Events aleveillee@tourisme-outaouais.ca Twitter: @annieleveillee | @TourOutaouais Who is your company? Located in Gatineau, Outaouais Tourism was created by and for the industry in 1981. We are a private, not-for-profit organization with a current membership of about 500 businesses. These are mostly small to medium enterprises working in the regional tourism industry and sharing a common objective: to promote the Outaouais region as a prime tourist destination! Why...

Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member

Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member

Neill Bales General Manager EY Centre Joined MPI in 2013 @neillbales https://www.linkedin.com/in/neillbales/ nbales@eycentre.ca About Neill I was born and raised in Ottawa, with a few great years spent in Calgary as a child. I grew up in the south end of Ottawa and continue to live there now. I couldn’t picture myself living anywhere else. Career Path I got involved in events when I was 12 or 13, volunteering at the Olympic Oval in...

GMID 2018: from Cyber Security to Lip-Synching

GMID 2018: from Cyber Security to Lip-Synching

April 12, 2018 was Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) and to recognize this special day, MPI Ottawa organized a half-day event at the Brookstreet Hotel. GMID Chair Desmond Lomas, CMP, The Howes Group began the afternoon educational session by introducing Chris Mathers, a cyber-crime expert who gave a riveting presentation on the impact of cybercrime on our lives and how to protect our businesses and meetings from becoming targets. One attendee compared the experience...

News Around Town – May 2018

News Around Town – May 2018

Congratulations to Alison Peverley, who has recently been welcomed to the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport team in the role of Sales Executive! Peverley can be reached at alison.peverley@hilton.com or 613-288-9011. Compiled by Katherine Craig, The War Amps of Canada Edited by Melanie Hudson, National Association of Federal...

May President’s Message

May President’s Message

Wow, it is May! The snow is gone for good (we hope). I think we may have skipped spring somewhere along the line. With May comes the celebration of all that our members have accomplished during this program year. And what a year it has been. I want to highlight what the Ottawa Chapter has accomplished this year, which from my perspective as President, has completely flown by. It felt like I was waiting...