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...

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Tourism Saskatoon Contact: Candace Schierling Director of National Sales cschierling@tourismsaskatoon.com Facebook: Tourism Saskatoon Facebook Twitter: @VisitSaskatoon #Saskatooning Instagram: @VisitSaskatoon Who is your company? Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit Destination Marketing Organization. We promote Saskatoon as a destination of choice for leisure, sport, and business travel.  Services include convention and event attraction, media relations and advocacy. Tourism Saskatoon is one of only a handful of internationally accredited destination marketing organizations in Canada. Why you are a sponsor for...

Independent Planner’s View Part 2: Vision versus Details

Independent Planner’s View Part 2: Vision versus Details

As an independent meeting planner, I am part of a team working on an event. The client is responsible for developing the overall vision, a key element of which is the program content. This can take many forms, from keynote speakers, panels and poster sessions, to exhibits, performances and social programs. Once the vision is defined and the content is determined, my role is to take care of the details so that the delegates...

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 quarterly feature: ‘Did You Know…?’ will help shed some light on the numerous 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… MPI Ottawa celebrates and recognizes its active chapter members annually with The Prix...

Getting to Know…our Planner Member

Getting to Know…our Planner Member

Katie Lemenchick, CMP Position: National Program Coordinator Employer: Mental Health Commission of Canada Joined MPI in 2012 Contact information Email: klemenchick@mentalhealthcommission.ca LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-lemenchick-cmp-68b6924b Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieLemenchick About Katie Born and raised in Ottawa, my original plan in high school was to become a journalist. That dream quickly fizzled when I realized the top-notch grades that were needed to get into journalism school. So – I opted for my next best option – Communication Studies. I...

News Around Town – April 2018

News Around Town – April 2018

Will you be attending The Event this week? It will be an amazing opportunity to collaborate with industry peers, cultivate new ideas and elevate the meeting industry as a whole! Hosted in Ottawa from April 12-14, 2018 this innovative education and networking event has one goal: to stand apart from the others. Captivating and engaging expert speakers, wonderful support from many strategic partners located across the nation, and of course, the talented and dedicated...

Insider Events – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Insider Events – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Article written by Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services Title: 150th Anniversary Celebration Date: Fall 2016, a day late in October, 8am–3pm City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: Various locations in Ottawa, including Billings’ Estate and Bekta Fine Dining Organizing Lead:  Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services as contracted by Wolfworks Communications. Stonehouse and Wolfworks collaborated on concept and logistics, working with direction from the client on celebrating the Anniversary of a company one...