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News Around Town – July 2020


By: Katherine Craig | Jul 23, 2020

Member Announcements

Congratulations to Meg LaPlante who recently transitioned to a new position as Coordinator, Special Events & Donor Stewardship at Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation. In her new role she will be responsible for the coordination of special events by managing the execution of in-house and 3rd party event logistics and enhance the donor’s journey with the Foundation. Get in touch with LaPlante by email at or by phone 613-789-8210 ext. 237.

Congratulations to the 2020 Event Management student graduates! If you’re a new student member, be sure to check out the MPI Ottawa website for to get involved! There are digital events, volunteer opportunities, information about the chapter and more. Although it isn’t the traditional graduation, you should be proud of the work you put in this year despite it all. Welcome to the #meetingsindustry!


Industry News and Updates

IAEE Considerations

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) has released a white paper titled Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, Version One, to provide general information for consideration by exhibition organizers when planning for and producing an exhibition during a pandemic. For more details and to download version one, visit their website.

It is that time of year again, MPI is accepting applications for the International Board of Directors or the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees. The application website is open until August 1st. Visit their website to apply today!  

Tourism Counts_TIAC

As provinces across Canada continue to announce plans to reopen economies, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) remains active in compiling and sharing tourism advocacy updates. Find the latest Press Releases on their website. TIAC is also launching a broad, industry-developed recovery campaign that seeks sector-specific government support to ensure Canada has a tourism industry post-pandemic. Find the summer of tourism recovery measures they are suggesting to support Canada’s visitor economy here.

Looking for a living, breathing guide to going virtual as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve? As the industry continues to assess, pivot, and implement new plans, we are continuing to get questions and requests for resources to guide or validate decisions we are all addressing around how to create amazing events experiences online. A group of thoughtful, caring, hopeful, (and wicked smart) event technologists have compiled all of their best thinking on virtual events. Explore the Event Marketer's Guide to Going Virtual.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 2PM -  Bi-Monthly CoffeeTalk (on Zoom)

August CoffeeTalk on HOLD, check back for what is peculating for the Fall!

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katherine-craig-headshot-2019 Article written by Katherine Craig, CMP,  CHEO Foundation

Article edited by Rozanne Lyons, CMP, Intertask Conferences

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