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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 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 2021, 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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"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: 87
Suppliers: 68
Students: 11
Faculty: 2
Other: 2



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

News Around Town - October / November 2022

Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | Nov 30, 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.

6 Questions with Elodie Lortal

Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | Nov 1, 2022
I’ve always had a passion for event planning, but my journey started in 2020 when I began my first industry role as a meeting and events coordinator for the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. In my coordinator role, I was responsible for all logistical and technical aspects of in-person meetings. Two years later, I am starting a new life chapter, relocating to Paris, France. I will be a Sales Manager at the Novotel Paris Centre Eiffel Tower.

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