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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: 91
Suppliers: 68
Students: 16
Faculty: 1
Other: 2



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

Getting to Know - Rebecca Cadwalader

Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | May 16, 2022
I grew up in the United Kingdom, but I was born in Manitoba, and I’ve moved back and forth between the UK and Canada a couple of times. After living in the East Midlands and Cardiff in the UK, and Lethbridge, Calgary, and Vancouver in Canada, my husband and I have been in Ottawa since 2011 and we’re here to stay in this great city! I love getting outside to enjoy the wonderful parks and walks along the Canal and rivers, even in the depths of winter.

Insider Events – Salon International du Livre de Québec

Emilie Belisle | May 12, 2022
After more than a 2-year absence due to COVID, the Salon came back in full force with a wide variety of exhibitors and a great ‘Auteur.e Studio’ that featured talks with authors. The objective of the Salon is to create an opportunity for connection between readers and the literary world, including authors.

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