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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.

Member Spotlight - Kathryn Wood, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

Kathryn Wood, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 18, 2021
I was intrigued by the whole hotel industry during a trip to Florida as a teen. I decided to work in a hotel before going to school to see if it was fun. I then went to school for hotel and resort administration.

What’s Your Comeback

Shaina Turgeon, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 8, 2021
The Government of Canada defines International Women's Day as “a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done.” It is a day to broadcast the empowerment of women of all backgrounds and communities.

From Planner to Supplier: 4 Ways I Turned my Passion into a Career

Zaman Ishaad, CED, CMP, DES | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 26, 2021
Like many others, I had never hosted a virtual event until halfway through last year. As the pandemic erupted and my career development was stunted, I took this opportunity to change my perspective with optimism and practice gratitude with my MPI community.

Four Strategies to Improve Remote Work Communication

Clare Kumar | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 12, 2021
We know that effective communication is a key component to being productive: we need to understand and to be understood while conserving energy and time. Communication options have become more limited now that we are working remotely, and we must find ways to stay connected to our peers.

A Look Ahead – What’s Next? A true story about suffering with depression long before COVID and finding ways to turn the pain into purpose.

Janice Cardinale | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 28, 2021
The number one trend this year is People and Health. Our physical health and more importantly our mental health. We all have felt the affects of 2020 and every emotion we may not have known we had.

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