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News Around Town – July 2024

By: Disa-marie Cameron | Jul 5, 2024

MPI Ottawa Member News

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Congratulations to Rebecca Narr for her new position in our community as Senior Sales Manager, Associations at the Novotel Ottawa City Center. We are excited to see you shine in the next chapter of your career path!

Welcome New Members MPI Ottawa
Welcome to our new members. We can’t wait to see you at our next in-person or virtual event and give you a “proper” welcome to the MPI Ottawa community!

Looking for new opportunities to grow your business? Interested in collaborating on upcoming MPI Ottawa events? Click Here to check out our Ottawa Job Postings and Request for Proposals (RFPs) page!

Industry News in General

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Taylor Swift's concerts across Canada impact tourism, travel and even conference event dates.
In ticket sales alone, at least $120 million generated. Those purchases aside, Swifties will also be spending on items like food, drink and accommodation. There will also be attractions for those who were unable to get a ticket, such as the recently announced “Taylgate” fan experience.
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Navigating Today's Challenges in Leadership (and life)
What kind of challenges are leaders facing today? Maria Grasso, senior vice president of the Convention Division at the Philadelphia CVB, shares her experience with managing remote employees, caregiving for an aging parent and investing in her community.
Listen to the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt now!


Explore Ottawa’s museums with the new Ottawa Museums Pass
Introducing a brand-new savings pass! You can now save more with the Ottawa Museums Pass. Choose between a one-day or three-day pass that gives you discounted entry into all of Capital region’s national museums and more.
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Unveiling Canada's Business Events Boom: The Economic Impact of "Bleisure" Travel
If you’ve heard the term “bleisure,” you won’t be surprised to learn that business events are an economic driver of Canada’s tourism economy, representing 40% of all tourism spending.
Conferences, trade shows, and other business events take place year-round, helping to fill hotels, convention centres, attractions, and restaurants during times when leisure tourism has slowed down.
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Upcoming MPI Events

📅 Sept 24, 2024 – 6:00PM-10:00PM – Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
Prix Prestige 2024 Awards Gala
We are delighted to announce the MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige 2024 Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 24th, at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata.
Our committee and MPI Ottawa Chapter members look forward to welcoming you to this year’s MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Awards Gala and sharing a memorable evening full of networking, recognition, and celebration.
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Upcoming Industry Events

📅 Jul 31, 2024 – 7:30AM-9:30AM - Bayview Yards: Training Room
WBN’s July Breakfast Mix & Mingle
Women’s Business Network says to save the date for the July Breakfast Mix & Mingle!  Guest Speaker is TBC.
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📅 Sept 22 to 24, 2024 – Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata
MPI® Presents The EVENT
A Canadian cornerstone now under MPI's banner, this iconic gathering returns to Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, where the EVENT was first held in 2018. Designed by Canadian event professionals for Canadian event professionals, the EVENT remains one of the largest and most advanced annual experiences in the country.
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     Article edited by: Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services




Disa-marie Cameron
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