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Global Meetings Industry Day 2024

April 11, 2024
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Dr
Miranda Boyer

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, Sponsored by TA Speakers Management “Self-Sustainability – Soldiering on with Self Awareness” with Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Sipology, Award-winning entrepreneur and mental health advocate.

Tonia’s journey as an entrepreneur and her success on Dragons’ Den is an inspiring story of determination, innovation, and resilience. Her story serves as a blueprint for others who aspire to build their lives, businesses and achieve independence. Guests who engage with Tonia’s story will learn that they too can empower themselves to take action and make their dreams a reality, no matter where they are in life.


Early-bird (before or on March 25) 
Member $100
Non-member $110
Student $75

Regular pricing (after March 25)
Member $115
Non-member $125
Student $85


Thanks to, Business and Sports Events Ottawa and the Shaw Centre, FOUR lucky new planner members will receive a FREE membership and be recognized at our upcoming GMID event.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join MPI Ottawa chapter! Deadline to apply is March 28th, 2024. 


Grâce à Tourisme Ottawa et au Centre Shaw, quatre nouveaux planificateurs chanceux recevront une adhésion gratuite et seront reconnus lors de notre prochain événement GMID.

 Ne manquez pas cette occasion de vous joindre au chapitre d'Ottawa de MPI ! La date limite d'inscription est le 28 mars 2024.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Learn What to Say and What Not to Say: Mental health is a sensitive topic, and many people struggle with how to approach it in conversation. Tonia helps her guests understand the importance of using supportive and empathetic language when discussing mental health. 
  • Discover Tools for Wellness: Tonia provides practical actionable tools and resources to help individuals and their loved ones on their journey to wellness from anxiety and depression. These tools may include coping strategies, self-care techniques, and information about professional help and support networks.
  • Learn How to Be Vulnerable and Share: Opening up about one’s own mental health struggles can be extremely challenging due to fear of judgement or misunderstanding. Tonia encourages vulnerability and authenticity by sharing her own experiences and emotions. By doing so, she sets an example and teaches her guests how to get real and share their feelings with others.