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News Around Town – January 2021


By: Disa-marie Cameron | Jan 26, 2021

Member Announcements

Congrats to Kalli Foster!  She recently moved on from the CBA and recently joined Automotive Industries Association of Canada as their new Coordinator, Events and Marketing.

Member Updates

The Financial Management Institute of Canada is looking for a Director of Marketing. For more information on this opportunity, visit our MPI website

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At live events, there is much to be learned during keynote sessions, but there is, even more, to learn from peers. The problem is, peers usually aren't on the 'big stage'; they're sitting in the audience…until now!
Click here to learn more (PDF) and submit an application to become a Community Keynotes® Speaker at the EVENT.

Contact if you wish to submit a posting. 

Industry News and Updates

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Apply for an MPI Foundation scholarship

Join MPI or renew your membership today.

For questions or further assistance, please contact, or call 866.318.2743. They are here to help!

Behaviour Change

Expansion in North America for Event Design Collective with the appointment of Anthony Vade, CED

Since its launch in 2017, the Event Design Collective has expanded their global footprint through the support of its directors. With the event industry navigating its largest disruption in decades, the Collective has seen increased demand for intentional design with measurable outcomes. Combine this need with a massive shift to digital delivery, the entire industry has a renewed and expanded interest in human centric design methods. With 12 countries represented worldwide and availability of the #EventCanvas template in 14 languages, The Event Design Collective believe it’s time to increase the frequency of their education programs and consultation support in North America.

Long-time Collective team member, Anthony Vade, CED has been promoted to the position of Director, North America. Vade will be responsible for expanding and accelerating adoption of the #EventCanvas design methodology within the region. He and his team will work closely with industry partners, #EventCanvas users and change makers to help create positive impact in the world through the events they design and implement.

With over 20 years of experience in event design, production and technology Vade is uniquely positioned to help the industry develop event strategy and navigate the digital transformation.

Please join us in congratulating Vade on his new role within the Collective. We look forward to his contributions as our industry transitions into recovery in 2021.

You can sign up for training and consultation with Vade on the Collective website today:


PSAV® Begins to Operation Under the ENCORE® Brand

Unified Company Brings More Value to Customers and Venue Partners

PSAV, the leading global event production company, announced that it will begin to operate under the Encore name as part of a planned move to align its portfolio of companies under a master brand. Announced in March 2020, the move solidifies the Company’s desire to unify its operations and deliver industry leadership through end-to-end creative, production and technology services to its meeting planner customers and hotel partners, taking them far beyond traditional audiovisual services.

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Ottawa Tourism COVID-19 Updates


Ottawa Tourism remains dedicated to sharing important information with our members about the effects of COVID-19 on tourism in Ottawa and resources about COVID-safe operating practices. If you have topics or questions you would like to see addressed in these emailers, please let us know at

Earlier this week, the Government of Ontario announced increased measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including the declaration of a state of emergency and a stay at home order, both of which will be in effect until at least February 11, 2021.

  • The Government of Ontario has announced a new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide between $10,000 and $20,000 to eligible small business owners to help navigate this challenging period. Further details, including how to apply, should be released on, Friday, January 15.

  • Destination Canada has launched a new survey to better understand how they can improve COVID-19 research reports and what research you find valuable. Complete the survey by January 20 to make your voice heard!

  • The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is looking for small and medium-sized businesses that are finding creative ways to adapt to new ways of living to feature in their #SupportLocalSunday campaign! If you are interested, send a brief description of your business, as well as a high-resolution photo to

2020-2021 CMP Study Guide and Online CMP Study Group

Are you studying for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam? MPI Ottawa can help! More information and reading resources can be found on the MPI website.

  1. Get the CMP Self-Directed Study Guide
  2. Register for the Online CMP Study Group (includes access to the Self-Directed Study Guide)

Upcoming Industry Events

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MPI Ottawa’s Escape Night

Thursday, January 28
17:00 –18:30

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JOIN US Every Second Thursday of the Month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm!  Open to both Members and Non-Members. A casual meet up on Zoom to chat our Quaran-tales.  Zoom Meeting ID: 857 6870 5569
*Be sure to follow us on our social media channels for more details and updates

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the EVENT moves ahead with a stronger, wiser and safer plan to meet virtually on April 13-16, 2021.  At this virtual opportunity for business and personal growth, let’s join together through enriched learning, become inspired by shared experiences, engage in 1:1 networking opportunities, and support one another through human interactions in a creative meaningful forum.


Tier 1 fee is $150 for the first 200 member participants who sign up (Planners or Suppliers).  Planners can also choose to apply for the INITIATIVE.

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If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Wright at

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Article edited by Cynthia Beaudin, Canada Foundation for Innovation



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Disa-marie Cameron
Account Manager at FMAV


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