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Play Well at the Westin NS

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street 


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Join us on March 24th, 2020 at the Westin Nova Scotian for an interactive game of learning and team building. At registration attendees will be divided into groups, then begin their challenge on the Mezzanine level, before visiting different locations around the hotel.

This isn't just your average tour, at each spot you visit a different educational moment awaits you - special dietary needs, cocktail tasting, on brand event design - just to name a few. It will be important to remember what each location taught you, as when your team finishes up in the ballroom they will face one final challenge.

Registration: 3:30pm
Event ends at 5:30pm

TIcket Prices: $52 and $77 - BUY NOW.
($2 dollars from all tickets is donated to the MPI Foundation)

GMID - Human Trafficking: Myths & Misconceptions - April 14, 2020


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

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Our guest speaker is Malak Sidhy from Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to those in the industry of the issues happening in our venues, at our conferences, events, and sporting events. She will be discussing the unfortunate truth of human trafficking, it's connection to the event industry, and how we are able to get involved in helping to prevent it.

This year's Global Meetings Industry Day will begin with round table networking sessions discussing several relevant and trending topics.

Event Schedule:

Registration: 10:30 am

Table Talk: 11:00 am

Lunch & Speaker: 12:00 pm

$82 for Members; $102 for non-members; email for Student Rates - Buy tickets - CLICK HERE

($2.00 from each ticket goes to the MPI Foundation!)

Past Events


Decor and the Cocktail Party Experience - February 20, 2020


Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Murphy's on the Water, 1751 Lower Water St, Halifax

Decor and the Cocktail reception


Cocktail receptions are often the first impression guests have of an event or a conference, on February 20th join us at Murphy's on the Water to learn how to best guide your clients in making the most of their reception. Includes Decor trends, event tips and the upcoming Tech and AV trends. 

Thank you for coming!

Mental Health in the Workplace - January 21, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Dartmouth • 35 Shubie Drive

Dartmouth, NS B3B 0N4

11:30am - 1:15pm

Mental Health & the workplace


During this session Laura Smith from Nova Scotia Health Authority will explore communication strategies for both employees and employers/managers/supervisors to have that ever important conversation about mental health issues, with the overall goal to help educate and increase awareness in the workplace.

Smith will also be focusing specifically on the events industry, and living that 24/7, 365 work lifestyle that it demands.

Start the new year off right, join us to learn new habits and strategies for taking care of yourself in a fast-paced, exacting industry so that 2020 can be your best year yet.

($2.00 from each ticket goes to the MPI Foundation!)

Holiday Reception - December 4th, 2019

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub
5pm - 7pm

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Have a chance to celebrate the holiday season with this networking event with MPI Atlantic Canada.  Have fun with Timothy Richards Photo Booth and dance along to some tunes sponsored by Brooks DJ Services.



Sustainable & Accessible Events - November 12, 2019

10:45am - 1:30pm.  Alt Hotel Halifax Airport


The importance of Sustainable & Accessible Events is becoming more and more important. We cannot wait for this session.

More information:

Wanda Harbin of the Rick Hansen Foundation - Accessibility Certification - will discuss:
- What’s happening within our province for Persons with Disabilities. This will include, Relevant legislation, regulations, and standards that have been implemented.
- Accessibility and Barriers and the impact of the social and physical environment on people with disabilities.
- Changing demographics within our province and how this will affect the Built Environment.
- What do we mean by Meaningful Access?
- What should you know about accessibility when planning Events.
- Sensitivity Awareness when serving people with Disabilities.

For those registering to attend the event, please come early to see a short demonstration of leading-edge, automated translation software powered by Worldwide Tech Connections. This powerful software eliminates the need for soundproof booths while quality translation into 78 languages can be delivered with or without interpreters.


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