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Leap Forward 2024: The MPI Atlantic Canada Summit on Innovating Event Success

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 2:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Canvas Hotel Moncton

Program Description
Join us at 'Leap Forward 2024', an exclusive MPI Atlantic Canada Summit, where the future of event planning takes center stage in Moncton, New Brunswick. This dynamic gathering, held on the unique leap date of February 29, 2024, promises to be a pivotal moment for professionals in the events industry.

Dive into a comprehensive Panel Discussion that explores the evolving landscape of meeting planning. Engage in thought-provoking conversations about integrating AI, embracing sustainability, leveraging the latest technology, and aligning with delegate preferences. Our panel of experts will navigate these changes, sharing best practices and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation.


  • Jillian Somers: CEO, Destination Moncton-Dieppe
  • Brenden Sommerhalder: VP, Client Development & Innovation, MQO Research
  • Julia McDevitt: Owner & Principle Planner, Elm City Events

    Be inspired by our Keynote Presentation, featuring a yet-to-be-(revealed) speaker renowned for their uplifting and motivational insights. This session promises to energize and refocus your vision for success in the event planning sphere.

    Cap off your day at our 'Cinq à Sept' networking event. Set in a relaxed, reception-style atmosphere, enjoy delightful snacks and a cash bar. It's the perfect opportunity to connect with the MPI Atlantic Chapter Board and peers, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships in the industry.

    'Leap Forward 2024' is more than a summit; it's a launchpad for the next era of event planning. Embrace the change, expand your network, and enhance your expertise with us!

    2:00 p.m.        Registration
    2:30 p.m.        Welcome
    2:35 p.m.        Panel and Q&A - Leap Forward
    3:35 p.m.        Coffee/Networking Break
    3:50 p.m.        Keynote Speaker and Q&A – The Future
    4:30 p.m.        'Cinq à Sept' Networking Reception
    6:30 p.m.         Conclusion

    ** A portion from every ticket will be donated to the MPI Foundation **

    Members: $20  |  Non-Members: $25  |  Students: $15


    Sponsorship Opportunities Available
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