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About Our Chapter

Founded in 1984, MPI Ottawa is the capital city’s premier organization for meeting and event professionals. With more than 300 active members, the chapter co-hosts The EVENT, an annual multi-day networking and educational forum launched in 2018 in partnership with MPI Toronto and MPI Montréal/Québec.

When you join MPI Ottawa, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.

MPI Ottawa joined the six other Canadian MPI chapters in winning the 2013 RISE Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas for the annual planning and hosting of National Meetings Industry Day (NMID).

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" I am so excited for the year ahead. I think our members will continue to be innovative and showcase what our industry can do. We have overcome so much already and now there is a light at the end of the tunnel, which is shining so bright. Our board has great plans in store for you in 2021-2022 and we can't wait to see you all again in person soon. "  

- Ashley Craven, MPI Ottawa Chapter, President



MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 90
Suppliers: 67
Students: 18
Faculty: 1
Other: 2



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

Member Spotlight - Alison Canavan, CMP

Elodie Lortal | Oct 24, 2021
The biggest benefit this past year from the MPI membership was the study group. I did not realize how necessary that was to help me study and helped me prepare for the exam. Along with the study group, I received a discount for joining the association which also provided access to key resources such as whitepapers, webinars, event industry best practices etc. This year, I’m looking forward to using my MPI membership to network with other members and see what other benefits the membership may provide.

News Around Town – October 2021

Elodie Lortal | Oct 20, 2021
This monthly article series allows MPI Ottawa Chapter members to share their recent professional and personal accomplishments with the MPI community by highlighting the News Around Town. Get in touch with Élodie Lortal ( to make a submission for the next issue!

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