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Overall Excellence Chapter Award



About Our Chapter

Founded in 1984, MPI Ottawa is the capital city’s premier not for profit organization for meeting and event professionals. With around 200 active members, the Ottawa chapter is excited to host you at our next event.

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.

In 2022 and 2023, the chapter was awarded, volunteer Engagement Merit Award, Net Profit Merit Award, and the overall Excellence Award at the Chapter Performance Awards.


MPI's Ottawa Chapter

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“I am looking forward to leading the Board this term as we rebuild after the pandemic. We will continue to evolve as a chapter to deliver unique networking opportunities and innovative education events for our members. Most importantly, we will continue to advocate for our industry to raise public awareness and obtain the financial support of government for the important work we do for our communities and our country as a whole.“

- Karen Norris, CMP, MPI Ottawa Chapter, President 2023-2024



MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 110
Suppliers: 70
Students: 8
Faculty: 2
Other: 2



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Upcoming Events

Join us for a night of celebration at the MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige 2024 Awards Gala, where we'll honour the shining stars of our chapter! Sept 24 at Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata at 6:00 pm.



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

News Around Town – July 2024

Disa-marie Cameron | Jul 5, 2024
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 Disa Cameron ( to make a submission for the next issue!

MPI President’s Letter: June 2024

Karen Norris, CMP (She/Her) | Jun 17, 2024
I am writing my quarterly message immediately after attending Ottawa’s City of Om Festival. The festival (which I did not attend in an MPI capacity) is the city’s largest health and wellness festival open to all who want to deepen their passion for overall wellness. For yet another year, “Event Planner” has been ranked one of the most stressful jobs in the world by Indeed. Like many Event Professionals, I recently began to reevaluate my relationship with my job and I’m actively trying to incorporate more wellness and healthy habits into my daily life to achieve some sense of balance.

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