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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: October 2018
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Save the date for these exciting MPI Toronto chapter events:

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Just Networking
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Dublin Calling (250 Adelaide St W, Toronto)

To register now, click here

Are you writing your CMP exam in November or January? If so, be sure to sign up for the MPI Toronto CMP Bootcamp on Oct. 23 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre.

The CMP Bootcamp is a half-day, comprehensive overview of the exam topics. The session is taught by industry experts who have passed their CMP and can answer questions you may have about the exam. The CMP Bootcamp will focus on topics that you feel you need covered more in-depth, making sure you get the most out of the session.

Session Details:
Tuesday, Oct. 23
InterContinental Toronto Centre
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to prepare for your exam.

Unlock your creativity at the upcoming Professional Development session on Nov. 13. Explore the importance of innovation, brainstorming techniques and strategies for engaging your audience before, during and after your events.

Vantage Venues
150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

Learn more about the session and register here soon!

Join MPI Toronto on Dec. 4 to raise a glass and toast a successful year in the meeting industry. Network and celebrate with over 400 like-minded professionals.

The Holiday Gala is an opportunity to dress up and enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment. It’s also an opportunity to give back. A large part of the Holiday Gala is raising funds for important causes. Last year’s event raised over $35, 000 for the Breakfast with Santa Foundation and the chapter’s World Education Congress (WEC) 2019 fund. Our goal is to surpass that amount this year and make this the best and most successful Holiday Gala to date.

This year’s event is being hosted at The International Centre.

Registration opening soon! Stay up-to-date by following us @MPIToronto.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 4

Location: The International Centre

6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga,
ON L4V 1E8

Three hours of golf plus a three-hour reception and banquet at the newly renovated Royal Woodbine Golf Club.

Come mix and mingle with your favorite meeting professionals! 

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Location:  Royal Woodbine Golf Club (Dixon Rd & Hwy 27)
Registration: Noon | Tee Off: 2 p.m. | Finished: 8 p.m.

Why attend?  

  • Three hours of golf and a three-hour reception and banquet
  • Come join this great networking opportunity.
  • Book your foursome (minimum two planners) or come on our own and invite your favorite meeting professional.
  • Mingle and get to know one another in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Beginners are more than welcome! Take advantage of our novice golfers clinic.
  • Come out and have some FUN! 

Prize donations are welcome — contact the MPI Toronto Chapter office for more information.

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Were You There?


Did you miss out on the AGM & Volunteer Recognition? Look no further for a quick recap as we reviewed our 2017-18 fiscal year and celebrated our amazing volunteers. This event took place in the fabulous WE Global Learning Centre, which is an amazing meeting space with new technology. Food was sponsored by the familiar Food Dudes!

This is a special year for MPI Toronto, as it is our 40th anniversary for the chapter. Along with our anniversary, we celebrated many milestones for our members being with us for over five, 10, 25 and even from the start at 40 years! Congratulations to our member milestones and 5-Star Volunteers.

5-Star Volunteer Recipients
Awards Committee – Justine Moller
Communications Committee – Caitlin Burgess, CMP
CMP Study Group Committee – Jen Moir, CMP
Global Meetings Industry Day Committee – Antonietta Tantalo
Holiday Gala Committee – Kalinda Jessett
Leadership Development Committee – Brenda Carter, CMP, CMM
Membership Committee – Vincent Murphy
Professional Development Committee – Sanjeev Jadhav

Sanjeev Jadhav was also the recipient of the MPI Toronto Education Award.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the meeting and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities.  

GMID is first and most importantly an educational event. This MPI initiative has three objectives: 

  • To define and shape the meetings and events profession in the future
  • To help raise the profile of the industry and the benefits it generates for communities and institutions across Canada
  • To discuss the economic impact of meetings in their region with people who are outside of the industry

Check out pictures from GMID 2018 here. Keep posted on updates and announcements for GMID 2019!

#MPITO members, are you looking for a way to get involved? The Global Meetings Industry Day Committee is looking for volunteers! Contribute to a day that is celebrated by meeting and events professionals all over the world! If interested, send a line to

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