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Members from the Canadian Chapters of MPI celebrate with a variety of educational and networking activities focusing on the significance of the Canadian meetings industry and the value of meetings to the broader business community. Read more about NMID

  • 14/11/2018

    Lunch & Learn: Event Emergency Response Plan for the Meeting Professional

    Event Emergency Response Plan for the Meeting Professional:
    As a meeting event manager, it is important to understand your role should an emergency occur when your organization is hosting the event. While some of the emergencies experienced during an event can be devastating, many are not, but can get out of control, if you are not prepared for it. Event managers need to understand their role and work with the venue to ensure that there is a communication strategy in place.

    After attending this lunch and learn, you will:

    be able to identify potential emergencies that may occur during your event;
    be able to identify roles and responsibilities of the meeting planner, the host organization and its staff, the venue, and emergency services;
    be able to identify what to include in the emergency response plan for your events.

  • 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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Prix Prestige Awards

The MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Awards are designed to recognize excellence in active chapter members for their commitment, service and involvement in the chapter or industry and community at large.

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Event Gallery

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