The CMP Designation

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MPI Ottawa Upcoming Events

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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: 99
Suppliers: 70
Students: 10
Faculty: 3
Other: 2



Connect with Us

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 11th to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Brookstreet Hotel for a luncheon followed by our keynote presentation “Self-Sustainability – Soldiering on with Self Awareness” with Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Sipology, Award-winning entrepreneur and mental health advocate.



Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

Unveiling the Magic Behind the Scenes of the 2023 MPI Prix Prestige Awards

Jenny Dao-D'Angelo | Feb 29, 2024
The Prix Prestige Awards are a culmination of months of hard work, collaboration and passion. The behind-the-scenes efforts are a true reflection of the event industry's dedication to creating memorable and remarkable experiences. As attendees enjoy the glitz and glamour of the evening, it's important to recognize and appreciate the incredible work that goes into planning and executing an event of this magnitude.

News Around Town – February 2024

Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Feb 22, 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!

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