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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.

Connection Re-Invented: The First Ever Hybrid Holiday Gala

MPI Toronto | Nov 29, 2021
There is a first time for everything, right? Well, this year the Holiday Gala will be held both virtually and in-person, on Tuesday, December 7th. And it will be the first ever hybrid event in the history of the Holiday Gala! What an exciting moment!

Forging Your Path: A Journey to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

MPI Toronto | Oct 18, 2021
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A Look Ahead – What’s Next? Words of Inspiration to be Reminded of

MPI Toronto | Jun 23, 2021
This poem was shared at the end of this year’s MPI Awards Gala, bringing together individual words to create a poem of what we as the MPI Toronto Chapter stand for - a community together.

Preparing for the Return of Safe Events

Devon Campbell | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jun 9, 2021
It’s been a challenging year and half, but with vaccination rates up and the summer sunshine beaming down on our city, it’s realistic to think that the return of our beloved events is near!

The State of Inclusion in the Meetings & Events Industry

Zoe Moore | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jun 1, 2021
A 2018 MPI Research report titled The State of Inclusion in Meetings & Events revealed five beliefs about the barriers to planning inclusive event experiences.

Member Spotlight - Karen Bossin, Director of Conferences & Events, Shoppers Drug Mart

Karen Bossin, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | May 31, 2021
MPI Toronto Member Spotlight: Karen Bossin, CMP

The Million-Dollar Question: How Do You Successfully Run A Hybrid Event?

Shaina Turgeon, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | May 18, 2021
For the first time the MPI Toronto Communications Committee has put together a form of “Vlog”, chatting with three different leaders in the meetings and events industry to ask them the question everyone wants to know – How do you successfully run a hybrid event?

Data Analysis Skills a New Must-Have in the Virtual Events World?

Maryna Kaduchenko | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | May 10, 2021
Was your last in-person event a success? How did you know? Maybe you observed the guests enjoying themselves until 3 am, so you had to start cleaning off gently letting them know it is time to leave? The methods you used might not work when you measure performance of your virtual event.

Community Connections: One Sandwich at a Time

Pat Cluett | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | May 3, 2021
Being furloughed from his role as a supplier to the meetings and event industry has given Darryl Nielsen the time to continue hospitality in a different way.

The EVENT Recap: Vision to Execution – Stronger, Wiser, Safer

Brenda Carter, CMP, CMM | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Apr 28, 2021
In 2018, three Meeting Professionals International (MPI) chapters partnered together to offer their memberships something bigger and better, giving event participants the chance to expand network circles while strengthening existing ones.

Putting the Environment First: How Do Virtual Events Affect the Environment?

Leah Weselowski | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Apr 21, 2021
We have all become way too familiar with the virtual world since the beginning of 2020. Between cancelled events, flights and hotel room blocks, the question often overlooked is what is the environmental impact from all of these changes?

For a Reiki-Inspired Energy Boost, Just Breathe

Nasreen Toorabally | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Apr 19, 2021
I’ve got a secret: Many of the daily actions we take for granted — things like breathing, sleeping, or stretching — can be used as super simple energy boosters, especially when you need a quick pick-me-up or something to ground you in the middle of a busy day.

Part 2: Two Takeaways for Creating Successful Virtual Events for Your Small Business

Alex Bickers | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 30, 2021
In part two of this blog post, Alex Bickers, an award-winning event consultant and the President of Reveal Events Group, offers more expert advice and insight into how businesses can host successful virtual events and connect in new and exciting ways.

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