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Elodie Lortal | Oct 24, 2021
The biggest benefit this past year from the MPI membership was the study group. I did not realize how necessary that was to help me study and helped me prepare for the exam. Along with the study group, I received a discount for joining the association which also provided access to key resources such as whitepapers, webinars, event industry best practices etc. This year, I’m looking forward to using my MPI membership to network with other members and see what other benefits the membership may provide.
Elodie Lortal | Oct 20, 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!
Elodie Lortal | Oct 18, 2021
To volunteer as a way to network is the best advice I can give to a new person entering the meetings & events industry. Being able to work on different projects, with different members, to learn new skills make you grow outside of your comfort zone.
Elodie Lortal | Oct 13, 2021
To get the maximum ROI from your membership you must attend events; educate yourself; if you have the time, volunteer in a committee. Being President is a lot to do and commit to, but I love it. The Ottawa MPI Community is so tight and so close. I’ve made lifelong friends through my involvement with MPI Ottawa.
Elodie Lortal | Oct 6, 2021
The main objective of the event was to hold our annual conference, bringing members together virtually. We did this through education, networking among peers and colleagues, make new connections and update members on pandemic changes to current policies.
Elodie Lortal | Sep 23, 2021
Joining MPI Ottawa for me is really about wanting to network with others in the industry, getting to know people again. I want to give back to the community of meeting planners in Ottawa. Additionally, I would like to participate in the chapter event, online and in person events when they’re available again.
Elodie Lortal | Sep 20, 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!
Elodie Lortal | Sep 5, 2021
The main objective is to cover the delegate’s journey from touchdown to takeoff. We want the journey into our city to be safe & accredited. From arrival to departure: the airport, the accommodation, transportation, the venues, and hotels, all partners need to be certified.
Elodie Lortal | Sep 1, 2021
Being an event planner was not my original plan. Originally, I wanted to be in the health care industry but, while I was at university, I realized it was not my thing. I’ve been working at the dental office for ten years now and once I graduated I worked full time. While work I was there I was also organizing/coordinating their events. Dealing with patients alongside coordinating things for the office sparked my interest in the events’ industry. That’s why I decided to enroll in the Event’s Program at Algonquin College.
Elodie Lortal | Aug 25, 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!
Elodie Lortal | Aug 21, 2021
With Stronger Together our objectives were to connect with the community, to stay informed and to share best practices. We wanted to be like weaving links. We demonstrated to the industry that together, by exchanging opinions and ideas, we can rise and be stronger.
Elodie Lortal | Aug 18, 2021
​As a meeting professional association, it is good for us to showcase technology to our membership. Planners can decide if they want to bring it back to their companies. I am glad we were able to showcase Bramble to our chapter.
Arzoo Zaheer & Darlene Kelly-Stewart | Jul 30, 2021
Once I entered the virtual space, I was stunned to see that there was an official reception with a red carpet as well as MPI Help Desks. The venue was a lot like what we see in real life: after Reception, there was a cafeteria, sofas, tables and chairs, bookshelves, plants, a theatre and some conference rooms.
Elodie Lortal | Jul 28, 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!
Elodie Lortal | Jul 21, 2021
"We want people to experience sustainability. We want to show people that they can feel comfortable, without having to make sacrifices, while still minimizing their impact upon the environment. We think that experiencing sustainability initiatives it is the first step committing to them."
Elodie Lortal | Jul 15, 2021
"​While it has been a challenging time for many of us in the industry, I am confident that we will return to a busy season and good times." - ​Brian Henry, President of the entertainment company Quality Entertainment - Ottawa
Elodie Lortal | Jul 13, 2021
We hope that people will enjoy and discover our beautiful Outaouais region from another angle. The view from the top of the tower is incredible. The Zipline is for everyone, locals and tourists alike.
Elodie Lortal | Jul 2, 2021
I love how surprised people were. When they saw the platform put together; it blows their minds. We did justice to our city, trying to recreate it in a virtual format. The platform is very realistic.
Erin Pham | Jun 30, 2021
Following the success of the virtual fundraising events series back in March 2021, the new intake of students of the Event Management Program at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology are proud and excited to announce that several new virtual fundraising events are starting in July.
Nancy Bradshaw | Jun 28, 2021
In my final post I wanted to reminisce a bit and share with you some of the wonderful opportunities that have come my way through volunteering to be part of the chapter leadership team... (read more)

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