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MPI Atlantic Canada Holiday Reception

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Latitude 44

 Join friends and colleagues this holiday season to enjoy the hospitality of our host Latitude 44!

On the registration link and during the reception, MPI Atlantic Canada will be accepting cash donations for Shelter Nova Scotia. With the cash donations received, MPI Atlantic will purchase items identified by Shelter Nova Scotia on their Holiday Wish List, and deliver the following week.

Shelter Nova Scotia's Holiday Wish List 2023
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**A portion from every ticket will be donated to the MPI Foundation **

Tickets:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $29
Students: $19

Register Now!
BIG Risk Management for Events in 2023 and Beyond(1)

AGM & Risk Management for Events in 2023 & Beyond

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: The Lord Nelson Hotel


In a post COVID world, 2023 has been an unprecedented year of hurricanes, floods and fires. This session will offer us the opportunity to hear from local event experts responsible for risk management of local events. In this case based discussion with planners, learn how to ensure your event is a success even when the unexpected occurs.

Attendees will leave this Risk Management session with 1.5 CEU's and:

  • With lived experience feedback from industry leaders on contingency planning
  • With lived experience feedback on real time response to unplanned circumstances in the lead up and execution of events
  • With expert advice on the tools to have in place to successfully guide organizers through unforeseen events

Panelists Include:

  • Neal Alderson - Director of Marketing and Communications
    2023 North American Indigenous Games

  • Fleurette Benoit - Chair, Director of Programming
    Hal-Con - Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Gaming Convention

  • Lorn Sheehan - Professor / Consultant
    Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

  • Sandra Conrad- Consultant Festivals & Events
    Halifax International Fleet Week, Tall Ships NS & Halifax Jazz Festival


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

Tickets:
Members: $29
Non-Members: $39
Students: $19

Register Now
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Human Trafficking in our Backyard:
A Conversation for Canadian Hospitality Professionals

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual

Did you know that human trafficking could be occurring behind the scenes at the very hotels, events, and destinations you’ve traveled to?

Since 2019, 1,500 human trafficking cases have been identified and 2,170 survivors were supported by the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline alone.

On November 23rd at 12 PM EST, join Sandy Biback, founder of MPAHT, to learn how to keep your events—and community—safe, at Human Trafficking in Our Backyard: A Conversation for Canadian Hospitality Professionals.

Hosted by MPI Foundation and supported by EventMobi, you’ll learn:

What human trafficking is and its impact both globally and in Canada:
     - Warnings signs that human trafficking might be occurring at your hotel or conference
     - Actions you can take to mitigate the chances of trafficking at your next event
     - Labor trafficking and its implications 
     - Ways to protect your loved ones and children from human trafficking

REGISTER NOW!
Scan the QR code (in image above) or click here to register for this crucial journey of awareness and empowerment: https://reg.eventmobi.com/MPIAHT2023

*This event is brought to you by the Canadian Advisory Council and your local MPI Chapter.
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Planners & Pours OCT

Join your MPI Atlantic Canada Board of Directors and fellow MPI community for Happy Hour in Halifax and Moncton!

Let's network and catch up after a busy fall!

DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2023
TIME: 4:30-6:30 PM


Halifax Location:
Niche Lounge

Moncton Location:
Canvas Hotel (lobby bar)

Food and beverage available for purchase. Look forward to seeing you on October 26!

Register Now

 

 

 

 

President's Welcome Reception

When:   Thursday, September 28, 2023
               
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 
The Prince George Hotel [The Prince George Hotel]

Description: 
Join us on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, for the highly anticipated "MPI Atlantic President's Welcome Reception." This exclusive event offers an exceptional opportunity for hospitality professionals to connect, engage in meaningful conversations, and gain insights into MPI Atlantic Chapter's exciting initiatives for the upcoming year.

Whether you're a seasoned industry veteran or a newcomer, the President's Welcome Reception promises an evening of networking, camaraderie, and discovery.

Don't miss this chance to be part of a thriving community dedicated to shaping the future of meetings and events in the Atlantic region.

Register Today!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2023-presidents-welcome-reception-tickets-718050497367?aff=oddtdtcreator

President's Welcome Reception

When:   Thursday, September 28, 2023
               
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 
The Prince George Hotel [The Prince George Hotel]

Description: 
Join us on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, for the highly anticipated "MPI Atlantic President's Welcome Reception." This exclusive event offers an exceptional opportunity for hospitality professionals to connect, engage in meaningful conversations, and gain insights into MPI Atlantic Chapter's exciting initiatives for the upcoming year.

Whether you're a seasoned industry veteran or a newcomer, the President's Welcome Reception promises an evening of networking, camaraderie, and discovery.

Don't miss this chance to be part of a thriving community dedicated to shaping the future of meetings and events in the Atlantic region.

Register Today!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2023-presidents-welcome-reception-tickets-718050497367?aff=oddtdtcreator
The Knowledge Café

Event Sponsors: Events' like this would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

             

The Knowledge Café

April 27th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

5 Social, 1740 Argyle Street

The Knowledge Café is a two-hour lunch-and-learn networking event that will feature a series of round table discussions facilitated by industry professionals. Come and enjoy lunch with your MPI peers in the lovely 5 Social restaurant and participate in curated round table discussions on topics that matter to you and your business. A light lunch is included in the ticket price.

1.5 hour CEU

Ticket prices:
$39 Member  
$49 Non-Member
$20 Student

 

 

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MPI Atlantic Canada Supplier Showcase

Join us at the Discovery Centre to see what is trending with event Suppliers this season!
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

An integral piece to designing an effective and memorable event is knowing who to call to supply the latest in technology, décor and other dynamic event components. Please join us on to see what event suppliers are showcasing in event design this season!

Event runs 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Produce more tangible experiences that deliver on participant needs and meeting objectives in a post COVID world
  2. Connect with event suppliers and discover trends and opportunities for your next event
  3. Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings

 

 

**Those looking to participate in the event - please register your Supplier Booth on Eventbrite (Includes one registration to the event).

 

Free Admission for guests!

 

Register for the event HERE

 

 

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Drag Queen Bingo
Want the glitz, fantasy, and humour of a drag show but also want to scratch that burning itch for bingo?

 

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre
1741 Grafton Street

Halifax, NS, B3J 2C6
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

 

Get ready for an evening of luck and fun with Halifax’s favourite Drag Queen, Kristi Davidson! Bring your good luck charms and dabbers to what will surely be the fundraiser you’ll be talking about long after the evening is over. Get ready to be entertained and start practicing your best “Bingo” shout! Proceeds from the bingo will support the MPI Foundation and provide ongoing education and support to our members by the MPI Atlantic Canada Chapter.

For the past 13 years, Kristi has been Halifax’s resident Broadway Diva, impressing audiences far and wide with their dance moves and sewing skills. From Liza to Bette, Robyn to RuPaul, Kristi’s favourite performances are as eclectic as they are. Kristi is the 2019 Atlantic Drag Star and has had the chance to perform all over Canada and the United States, including at the 2017 Austin International Drag Festival.

Food and beverage will be available throughout the evening for purchase through our hosts at Grafton Street Dinner Theater and the Grafton Connor Complex.

One bingo sheet will be included with the purchase of your ticket. Dabbers and extra sheets will be available for purchase. Please note, we will be playing for fun prizes.


Tickets are $30 each. Tipping is encouraged!
Raffle Tickets available for purchase (on-site) for 50/50 draw.

Due to the nature of this event, audience members must be 19+.


REGISTER TODAY!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drag-queen-bingo-tickets-523938523227

Smarketing 2.0

HYBRID EVENT: In-person at Fredericton Convention Centre & Online on Zoom.
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Are you using all the tools in your toolbox?  Want to pull your clients (and prospects) in with a killer narrative that answers the WHY?

Paul Bailey, Founder of Highway Branding & Communications returns for this Hybrid event taking place in-person in Fredericton, NB, and coming live on Zoom to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

You’ll learn to leverage everything you have (and might not know is there) from your marketing & branding to build sticky sales tactics and presentations. For those with a marketing department, or those working as an army of one, Paul will help you create a sales plan focused on what matters most: YOU and YOUR BRAND

GMID - Human Trafficking: Myths & Misconceptions -

 

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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

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Play Well at the Westin NS

Cancelled due to COVID-19
3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street 

 

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Decor and the Cocktail Party Experience - February 20, 2020

 

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
11:30am-1:30pm
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

Holiday-Party (1)

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

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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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