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News Around Town - February 2023

News Around Town MPI50

By: Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Feb 24, 2023

MPI Ottawa Member News

Feb Anni

πŸŽ‰Please join us in celebrating February's #MPIOttawa Membership Anniversaries!

Welcome New Members MPI Ottawa

Welcome to the members that have recently joined our MPI Ottawa Chapter.  We can’t wait to see you at our next in person or virtual event and welcome you to the MPI Ottawa community!

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Marc Forgette of Makatew Workshops for his recent recognition in the press with West Carleton Online titled “Makatew teaching cultural appreciation”.  Read the full article here.

Industry News in General

Sparks Street going greener thanks to $182K in federal funding
Sparks Street will be greener and one of downtown Ottawa’s main entertainment venues will get a makeover with the help of nearly $900,000 in new federal funding.
Read More Here


Foodie 2023
Looking back at the highs and lows of Ottawa’s restaurants in 2022
Some of Ottawa’s most beloved restaurants struggled last year. This year could be worse…  As difficult as things were in 2022, restaurant watchers worry that the first few months of 2023 will be even more challenging.
Read More Here

Great Wolf Render
Great Wolf Lodge coming to Cornwall will ‘change the face’ of the region, mayor says
Once complete, it is expected to draw visitors from Ontario, Quebec, and northern New York.  “They’re expecting 670,000 visits a year and that’s unlike anything this region has ever experienced,” said Bob Peters, manager of economic development with the City of Cornwall.
Read More Here

Courtney Stanley Podcast

Visibility Eclipses Ability: Articulating Your Value with Confidence
It's one thing to know who you are; it's another to articulate your value to the world around you. Quinn Conyers, Event Emcee & Professional Speaker at Speak to Society, LLC, shares how to use luxury language, identify and invest in your top talents, and make your voice your superpower.
Check out the latest Podcast


Upcoming MPI Events


πŸ“… March 30, 2023 – Save The Date!
Global Meetings Industry Day 2023
The #GMID2023 theme is #MeetingsMatter. Following years of canceled in-person meetings, the industry will come together on March 30, 2023 to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day and showcase why #MeetingsMatter to attendees, organizations, communities, businesses and our economy.
Learn More Here


πŸ“… June 13 to 15 – Riviera Maya
When it comes to meetings and events, WEC23 will expand not only what you know, but who you know. It delivers the connections and actionable education you need to advance yourself as an event professional and a person.
For more information click: WEC Mexican Caribbean

Upcoming Industry Events

Meetings Today Webinars

πŸ“… March 22, 2023 - 12:00PM CST – Webinar
CSR: Best Practices for Giving Back
If you want to position yourself as an expert on how to connect people, purpose and company vision, and deliver on both kinds of ROI, Return On Inspiration and Return On Investment, this session from Odyssey Teams' Lain Hensley will deliver the goods.
Register Now

WBN Mix and Mingle

πŸ“… March 29, 2023 – 7:30AM-9:00AM – Queensview Café
Women’s Business Network March Breakfast Mix & Mingle
Save the date!  Join us in person - registration link and location details to come. 
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Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her)
Account Manager at Encore Canada

Hybrid Events Professional, Account Manager, & Tech Goddess!


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