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Virtual Round Tables: Post Pandemic Edition

May 27, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
MPI Ottawa

Not sure how the path to recovery from COVID-19 will look? Come and see what’s percolating with industry experts to gain better insight.  You don’t want to miss May 27th; REGISTER NOW!

Join fellow Meetings and Events Professionals on May 27th from 11:30 to 13:30, at #MPIOttawa's Virtual Round Tables: Post-Pandemic Edition. Network, engage and learn from fellow community professionals with a fabulous line-up of hosts, moderators and topics relevant to the now normal...  all with some surprises and delightful moments.

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Wednesday May 27th, 2020


11:30 – 11:50 AM: Welcome to the virtual round table

11:55 – 12:15 PM: Roundtable session #1
12:15 – 12:20 PM: Break
12:20 – 12:40 PM: Roundtable session #2
12:40 – 1:00 PM: Spill the tea
1:00 – 1:30 PM: Virtual Networking


Business Casual – at least the top part!

Registration is $10 for members, and $20 for non-members.
If you wish to attend, but due to the current state of our industry the registration funds are not accessible, please contact for a promo code.

Moderators & Topics

 Virtual Events 101

JOSH COULAS_headshotJosh Coulas, Media and Product Development Manager, FMAV

For over 10 years, Josh has led FMAV's National MediaLab. With his team of content designers and technical specialists, Josh works on how to merge creative design with technical ingenuity to meet his client's event objectives. A team-focused creative, passionate about live events and the experiences they can bring.

Post-Pandemic Food Services


Joshua Renderos Cruz, Chef de Cuisine, Infinity Convention Centre

To me being a chef is not what I do, it’s who I am. Having Latin roots gives me inspiration to spice up my workplaces and create unique recipes that are tasty and full of culture. I feel privileged and honoured to work alongside some of the best cooks and chefs in Ottawa.

Negotiating Contracts in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

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Lori Wagner, Regional Director at Meeting Encore

Lori is Regional Director with Meeting Encore and has over 20 years experience representing hotels, tourism and airlines. Her focus continues to remain on providing exceptional customer service for clients and developing strong relationships with industry partners. 

Greener Ways to Meet


Amy Longard, Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Amy Longard Nutrition

Amy Longard is a registered holistic nutritionist, plant-based chef, renowned speaker and consultant. An advocate of plant-based nutrition, she has made it her life’s work to educate and guide people toward more conscious food and lifestyle choices.

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