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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).

MPI's Ottawa Chapter

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"We've got an exciting year ahead and I'm looking forward to seeing all that our board and volunteers are working on to bring great education and networking opportunities. We will continue to work hard to be the membership of choice for event professionals."

- Karen Wiersma, MPI Ottawa Chapter, President



MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 88
Suppliers: 71
Students: 11
Faculty: 1
Other: 2



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Upcoming Events

We will be #CelebratingOurStars at this year’s annual Prix Prestige Awards Gala! It’s time to buy your tickets for one of the most anticipated events of the year. This year’s Prix Prestige Awards Gala will take place at the Infinity Convention Centre on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

News Around Town - September 2022

Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | Sep 26, 2022
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!

Insider Experience – WEC San Francisco

Courtney Jones | Sep 20, 2022
It’s always cool to see the creative set-ups WEC comes up with. Many of the sessions were held “campfire style” in the sunny foyer of the Moscone West Convention Centre. Participants were seated on little ottomans or stools or even just large cushions on the floor. It made for a less formal, collaborative session and it worked great to encourage interactivity amongst participants.

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