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National Meetings Industry Day

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National Meetings Industry Day this year will focus around what meetings mean to those in our industry. It will centre around how we work with and impact other industries in the creation and execution of meetings and events.

Our esteemed panel of experts will demonstrate the value of the meetings industry through examples of the economic impact meetings have in Toronto, citing many examples such as the Microsoft Conference in 2012. Through completing the phrase "Meetings Mean Me Because..." we will learn how our expert panelists view our industry and how we are connected to many other industries.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

10:45-11:45 am Reception
11:45-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:00 pm Influence Award Presentation
1:00-2:00pm Panel Discussion
2:00-2:30 pm Q & A and wrap up

Panelists include:

  • David Whitaker, President & CEO, Tourism Toronto
  • Lisa Mcdonald, Chief Operations Officer, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and President, Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM)
  • Kevin Hinton, Executive Vice President, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), and 2012/2013 Chair of the International Board of Directors, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Rita Plaskett, CMP,CMM, President AGENDUM Inc., 2013 Immediate Past Chair, Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada (BEICC), and 2013 Immediate Past President, Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP)
  • Representative from Porter Airlines TBD
  • Moderator: Bob Parker, 2013 President Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), and 2013 Chair, Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada (BEICC)

MPI Toronto has once again joined with other industry organizations to celebrate 2013 National Meetings Industry Day.

Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada (BEICC)
Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM)
Canadian Association of Professionals Speakers (CAPS)
Canadian Hotel Marketing and Sales Executives (CHMSE)
Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Trillium Chapter
Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP)
International Special Events Society Toronto Chapter (ISES Toronto)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA Canada East Chapter)
Site Canada

Registration will open mid-February for this must attend event!


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