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Member Spotlight – July 2022 - Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM, DES, HCMM

Anita Carlyle, Anita Carlyle CMP, CMM, DES, HCMM | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jul 13, 2022
Member Spotlight – July 2022 - Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM, DES, HCMM

Thank you to the MPI Toronto 2021-2022 Board!

MPI Toronto | Jul 5, 2022
As a cycle closes, a new one begins. Here at MPI Toronto, we are very grateful to our 2021-2022 Board of Directors for their tireless work and efforts to continue strengthening our chapter and its role in the events industry. We asked them to give us their thoughts and insights on their experiences in the past year and here is what they had to say:

Job seekers are in the driver’s seat

Erinn Young, HVED | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jun 22, 2022
As the city, province, and country re-open, employees furloughed due to the pandemic have moved on to other opportunities, leaving a staff shortage. Jobs are being posted at a rapid pace and employers are eager to hire. But should you take the first offer?

Contracts and RFP’s During COVID - What we have learned and where we go from here

Shannon Byck, CMP, VEMM, DES & Joe Nishi | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jun 9, 2022
Over the last two years, the business events industry has been incredibly impacted by meeting cancellations and “lifting and shifting” of groups. From a contract perspective, we have had to quickly incorporate addendums and revisions to contracts that allowed for updated Force Majeure, flexible deposits, revised attrition and cancellation schedules.

5 Ways You Can Be an Eco-Friendlier Event Attendee

Romina Kwong | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | May 27, 2022
In-person events are back! And whether planners have kept environmental sustainability at the top of mind or not, you can still do your part as an individual.

Hope and kindness: my value system in this evolving world

Susan Prophet, HMCC | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | May 13, 2022
Our industry is so vibrant, exciting and exhilarating. We create events, we create dreams, we ignite and inspire people as we bring them together. We’ve seen short downturns before, such as the events of 2003 and 2008 but not as long as this. I believe there is always a silver lining, we just need to look for it.

Let’s Celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Jenny Ng, CMP - Guest blogger from the MPI Minnesota Chapter | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Apr 25, 2022
The Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a month-long celebration which recognizes the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking

Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Apr 4, 2022
MPAHT will ‘celebrate’ our 5th anniversary on April 17th 2022. It isn’t a celebration; it’s a reference to the simple fact that we, as so many other organizations working in the area of human slavery, are still needed.

Risk Management Tips for Event Professionals

Le Nguyen | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 25, 2022
Risk management is a critical part of the event planning process. Although risks may be seen to have little significance, they could be disastrous for your events and damage clients’ experiences if they occur and could not be mitigated properly.

Climate Hacks for Event Professionals

Natalie Lowe, CMM, CRL | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 24, 2022
Everywhere we look today, we chase high impact for least effort. The internet is awash in headlines like “most effective workouts” and “shortcuts to a healthier brain”.

A Job Interview From An Employer Perspective

Erinn Young, HVED | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 10, 2022
.......the pandemic presented various challenges for the hospitality industry. Here are my tips to help YOU prepare for your next interview from the viewpoint of an employer.

The Diversity Conversation is About Being Seen and Heard

Dwayne Rutherford, DES | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 21, 2022
As event planners and producers, we invite groups of people to our events to make their experience enjoyable and memorable. To provide high quality services to people with varying backgrounds, experiences and preferences, it is imperative to slow down the process to consider all their needs. How do we show attendees that we see them? How do they know this event was designed with them in mind?

Demystifying myths of Inclusive event planning- Halo Horn effect!

Sonali Nair, DES, HMCC, MIE | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 5, 2022
In September 2018, MPI launched an initiative to determine the current state of inclusion in the global meeting and event industry. The mission of the project was to determine how, and to what extent, event professionals plan for inclusivity in their events and the associated knowledge gaps when planning.

Gratitude: Reflections on 2020/2021 and Paying it Forward

Sheila Wong | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Dec 13, 2021
As small business owners, my business partner and I have been grateful for our network of loyal clients and, more recently, new clients who carried us through the worst of times.

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