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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: 92
Suppliers: 67
Students: 18
Faculty: 1
Other: 2
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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

Insider Events – The Illuminate Project Podcast (TIPP)

Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | Nov 29, 2021
The idea of a putting out a podcast goes back to mid-2019, fresh off the heels of our main stage Community Keynote at MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in Toronto. Marie-France Watson, Tim Whalen, and I are the Co-Founders of MPI’s Rise Award winning - the EVENT which kicked off in 2018. After 2 successful years of the EVENT, we wanted to continue our creative pursuits and in February 2020, we recorded our first episode. During the pandemic, we have released 30 episodes. Our two seasons were actually planned pre-pandemic, released during and then like many things, adapted to the trying times our industry has been through.

News Around Town – November 2021

Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | Nov 22, 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 (elodie.lortal@nac-cna.ca) to make a submission for the next issue!

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