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Professional Development –State of the Industry Town Hall

September 14, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MPI Toronto Chapter

Date: September 14th 2021

Time: 3:00 PM ET 

Location: Online

As we look towards the fourth quarter of 2021, the complexities surrounding the state of the industry evolving alongside the ever-changing dynamics of the global pandemic have left the meeting & conference businesses in a state of near constant flux.

In this comprehensive session we will hear from industry advocacy groups and provincial representatives so that you can be up-to-the-minute with all the latest & most relevant developments.

Following our main session there will be breakout opportunities for planners, suppliers, and students to tap into the resources, tools, and knowledge you can use to thrive in the latter part of this year.


Christina Northcott 23:00 pm
Welcome & Introductions from Christina Northcott, President MPI Toronto Chapter

Clark Grue 23:10 pm
- Clark Grue, Chair of Meetings Mean Business Canada 

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- Minister Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, & Culture in Ontario 

Christopher Bloore 23:50 pm
- Christopher Bloore, President of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario 

4:05 pm
– Concurrent breakout rooms

  • A Conversation with Young Professionals

    Hosted by Dalia Kay & Janessa Ward

  • Future Forward: People-Centered Event Design
    Hosted by Marianne So & Mena Bhavsar

  • The New Sales Process: What is Working Now
    Hosted by Dionne Bishop & Ameera Azad

4:30 pm – Session end

Registration Now Open!


Registration Fees by September 10, 2021
Members*: $25+HST
Non-Members: $60+HST
Student Members*: $10+HST
Student Non-Members: $20+HST

Registration Fees after September 10, 2021

Members*: $35+HST
Non-Members: $70+HST
Student Members*: $15+HST
Student Non-members: $25+HST
*Since MPI membership is individual, only the individual member is eligible for the member rate. No Shows, Full fee

MPI TORONTO CHAPTER MEMBERS: Still unemployed or working on reduced hours. Apply for the Raindrops on Roses bursary to offset your registration fee. Apply here.

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