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News Around Town – March 2024

By: Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Mar 28, 2024

MPI Ottawa Member News

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 Industry News in General

International Women’s Day: Invest in women, Accelerate progress
Promoting gender equality serves as a catalyst for fostering healthier, more prosperous, and inclusive communities. By actively amplifying the voices of women, we pave the way for collective success and progress that benefits everyone. Check out "Women in Canadian History: A Timeline" to explore the inspiring journey of women in our nation!

The Necessity of Renewal: Taking a Break to Get to Your Breakthrough
When your soul feels restless, your spirit needs to breathe. Haydee Antezana, CEO of Haydee Antezana International, shares how to reinvent yourself through the process of intentional renewal.
Listen to the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt now!

Five must-see sites in Ottawa
Ottawa is home to some of Canada’s most historical and iconic sites, must-see national museums, a thriving culinary scene, and an abundance of bucket list activities waiting to be checked off. Best of all, most attractions are within a 20-minute walk from each other in the downtown area, making it a breeze to get around. Here are just five of the many sites you don’t want to miss on your next trip to Ottawa.
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How AI Is Transforming Event Planning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just a buzzword in the event industry; it is revolutionizing event planning. From automating time-consuming tasks to providing valuable data insights and enhancing attendee experiences, AI is transforming the way events are organized and executed.
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 Upcoming MPI Events


📅 Apr 11, 2024 – 11:30AM-2:00PM – Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
MPI Ottawa Celebrates 2024 Global Meetings Industry Day

Mark your calendar for a luncheon followed by our keynote presentation “Self-Sustainability – Soldiering on with Self Awareness” with Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Sipology, Award-winning entrepreneur and mental health advocate.
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 Upcoming Industry Events

📅 Mar 27, 2024 – 7:30AM-9:00AM - King Eddy’s

WBN’s March Breakfast Mix & Mingle
Women’s Business Network says to save the date for the March Breakfast Mix & Mingle!  Guest Speaker is Angelika Niedling.
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📅 Apr 11, 2024 – 6:00AM-6:00PM – Virtual

2024 Global Meetings Industry Day - Live Broadcast

MPI's Global Meetings Industry Day is the largest and most important event of the year for meeting professionals from around the world. Enjoy a 12-hour broadcast featuring industry leaders sharing insights and experiences on the impact of meetings on the global economy.
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📅 Apr 15 to 19, 2024 – Ottawa

TIAC’s Tourism Week in Canada
This esteemed event, scheduled for April 15 to 19 2024, is a crucial platform for highlighting the pivotal role of tourism in Canada.
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📅 May 14 to 17, 2024 – Edmonton Convention Centre

Rendezvous Canada 2024
Canada has wide-open spaces and larger-than-life landscapes that inspire awe, open hearts that foster a sense of belonging, and open minds that fuel refreshing perspectives. It’s precisely this unique blend of openness that sets Canada apart, and what we hope you will experience at RVC 2024.
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📅 May 20 to 22, 2024 – Louisville
2024 MPI World Education Congress

Your journey doesn't end when WEC does. Not only will your experience in Louisville be incredible, but the experience you gain will be invaluable. You'll take it with you and use it to fuel your career for years to come. And, because you get to craft your own, you'll have a better understanding of what it takes to craft customized event experiences for your attendees.
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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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