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News Around Town - September 2022

News Around Town MPI50

By: Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES | Sep 26, 2022

Congratulations members

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Congrats Ryan Young on your new position.
In his Hilton Worldwide Sales (HWS) role, Ryan manages the Canadian & International Association, Canadian Government, & Union markets, as well as leading the Canadian HWS team which has members in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.

Welcome Members

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Welcome to our supplier member Sean Cochrane, President at TCC Canada.

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Welcome to our supplier member Sarah Yardy, Sales and Meetings Executive at the Lord Elgin Hotel.

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Welcome (back) to our planner member Chantal Hetu-Neuman, Membership, Events and Operations Coordinator at Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR).   

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Welcome to our planner member Bruna Selfani, Officer Events Planning at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Welcome back members

Welcome back to our planner member Annick Cabrol.

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Welcome back to Megan Howes, Association Manager and Meeting Planner at Events & Management Plus Inc.

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Welcome back to Ben Scholte, Account Manager at

MPI Ottawa Chapter News

MPI Ottawa is pleased to welcome two new members to your 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

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Brent Beatty, MPI Director Awards and Recognition
In his professional life, Brent is Director of Sales at Encore Canada

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Rose-Marie Guerra, MPI Director Charity Auction and Community Outreach
In her professional life, Rose-Marie is Special Events Coordination Manager for Justice Canada

State of the Industry

Destination Canada

Canada for glowing hearts

Travel is back. To plan your next conference, meeting, get together, in Canada consult Destination Canada.  

To learn more, click: Glowing Hearts

Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa on the main stage

To stay current on the latest information regarding Ottawa hotels, venues, team-building activities, major events and industry happenings consult Ottawa Tourism meetings and events blog.

To learn more, click: Ottawa Tourism Blog

Industry News in General

Canadian Tourism Awards

2022 Canadian Tourism Awards

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations, and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

This year the Canadian Tourism Awards will be presented in nine categories. Any Canadian tourism-related product, business, association, initiative, or service that occurred from July 31, 2021 to September 1, 2022 is eligible. 

Nomination deadline: September 19, 2022

  • Air Canada Business of the Year Award
  • Indigenous Tourism Award
  • Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
  • Tourism HR Canada Employee of the year Award
  • Business Event Award
  • Tourism HR Canada Employer of the Year Award
  • The Innovator of the Year Award
  • Travel Media Award

To start a nomination, click here: Tourism Industry Association of Canada - Start or Edit an Award Nomination (

Spotlight on Ottawa’s intimate meetings and events spaces


Andaz Hotel

The possibilities are endless to make your dream event a reality at Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market. Divided up into six innovative Andaz Studio spaces, all flooded with natural light. Meetings, events, and special celebrations can be flexible and seamless; Andaz provides creative catering, unique settings, and benefits like built-in AV, including projector and screens. 

Area: 4,500 sq. ft.

Info: Ottawa Event Venue | Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market (


Alt Hotel

With nine meeting rooms, Alt has all the space you need. The creative lounge and meeting spaces are ideally suited for all your functions, from casual business meetings to the most elaborate events.

Area: 1,345 sq. ft.

Info: Spaces & events | Alt Hotel Ottawa (


Germain Hotel

With five meeting rooms: The conservatory, Sfumato, Cangiante, Unione, Artis, Le Germain Hotel Ottawa offers an exceptional environment for all of your events, from business meetings to weddings and family gatherings. Our ultra-modern spaces offer everything you need to make your meetings more engaging and your special events extra-memorable.

Info: Business meetings rooms or events venues | Le Germain Hotel Ottawa (

Upcoming Industry Events

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📅 September 28 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Zoom

Annual General Meeting               
This event will be held virtually over lunchtime, stay tuned for more details and the release of the 2021-2022 Annual Report.

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📅 November 1 – 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Infinity Convention Centre  

Prix Prestige Awards Gala

We will be #CelebratingOurStars at this year’s annual Prix Prestige Awards Gala! It’s time to buy your tickets for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

The evening will once again be divided up into three parts;

  • Cocktail reception with ample time for networking,
  • Award presentations focusing on the award recipients,
  • Followed by a delicious dinner in one of the gorgeous ballrooms!

The MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Awards Gala is the perfect opportunity to meet and converse with industry colleagues, where Planners and Suppliers come together to connect, all the while celebrating the excellence of our chapter!

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Registration & Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Dinner

Tiac Tourism Congress

📅 November 22-23, 2022 – Westin Ottawa

Join your colleagues in the industry, government officials, expert insiders, and your friends at TIAC at our annual Tourism Congress 2022! Each year, Tourism Congress hosts more than 400 delegates from across the industry, including key decision-makers from both the private and public sectors. This year’s theme is: Reimagining Tourism. Early bird registration will soon open.

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Elodie Lortal, CMP, DES
Catering Coordinator at National Arts Centre

📢 I am a bilingual meetings and events coordinator who helps clients and organizations to plan their events in one of our five unique meeting spaces. The National Arts Centre is an ideal Ottawa venue for virtual, hybrid, or in-person events.


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