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All About Experiential Learning: Pushing Boundaries at #EMEC20

Zaman Ishaad, CED, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 11, 2020
There could not have been a better way to celebrate my four-year membership mark with Meeting Professional International by attending the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) in Seville, Spain.

Vision 2020 The Trend Report

Janice Cardinale | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 25, 2020
What is our responsibility as event professionals in 2020? We are looked upon to inspire and spark conversation about the future – along with our duty as global citizens to take an active role in shaping it.

Celebrating our Fellow Industry Peers

Rachel Klar, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 18, 2020
Each year MPI Toronto Members come together to honour and recognize the chapter’s best! The Awards Gala showcases the contributions and great work that our fellow peers have accomplished over the past year

Member Spotlight - Cass Bayley, President, Bayley Group Inc.

MPI Toronto | Feb 12, 2020
MPI Toronto Chapter Member Spotlight

I Put Out Many Fires, But I’m Not a Firefighter: Guestrooms: Playing the Numbers

Helen Van Dongen | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 20, 2020
I was two weeks into a new job. I’d fly out to the annual meeting in ten days. Three hundred participants and their guests were registered to attend. And we were fifty guestrooms short on the first night of the event!

10-Ways to De-Stress

MPI Toronto | Dec 16, 2019
In this industry, it is crucial to actively and unabashedly pursue self-care. We're often so busy thinking about the needs of our clients and coworkers, we let our wellbeing fall to the wayside. Realistically however, the best thing we can do for everyone is make sure we are okay, or ideally even better than “okay”. Managing our own stress can make us happier, more efficient and more productive. It’s true, look it up!

I Put Out Many Fires, But I’m Not a Firefighter: All the Food is Gone

MPI Toronto | Dec 9, 2019
As event professionals, the vast majority of our job is spent planning, preparing and anticipating. Only a very small portion of the job involves the actual execution of the event on site.

Why Being a Mom Makes Me a Better Leader at Work

MPI Toronto | Dec 3, 2019
As a business owner and mother of two, I am often asked how I manage to run a corporation and be there for my family at the same time. To be honest, I sometimes wonder the same thing.

I Put Out Many Fires, But I’m Not a Firefighter: Audio Visual…friend or foe?

MPI Toronto | Nov 25, 2019
Bringing together the finishing touches of any event often includes some element of AV production. Sometimes it is a simple lighting kit, or PowerPoint presentation and projector. Other times it is a large show with projection mapping, extensive staging and laser light show. No matter how big or small, the audio-visual (AV) element helps bring your event to life.

I Put Out Many Fires, But I’m Not a Firefighter: What the Client Wants, the Client Gets

MPI Toronto | Nov 4, 2019
As event planners, planning an epic event is our specialty, but with that also comes the strength to plan for any crisis, last minute changes and dealing with moments we least expect. We hear the term “contingency plans” or plan “a, b and c” and these should be in place should your speaker’s flight get canceled or if mother nature decides to interfere with your event. What do we do now? What is our back up plan?

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