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MPI Toronto Chapter meeting Lite: June 2019
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Save the date for these exciting MPI Toronto Chapter and industry events:

June 15-18
World Education Congress (WEC)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto

June 25 
12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
MPI Toronto Chapter Golf Tournament
Royal Woodbine Golf Club (Dixon Rd & Hwy 27), Toronto

July 16 
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Professional Development Session/Just Networking

August 14-16 
Canadian Meetings & Events Expo (CMEE)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto

September 26 
AGM & Volunteer Recognition

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

Come mix and mingle with your favorite meeting professionals.

Date: June 25
Registration: 12:30 p.m. 
Tee Off: 2 p.m. 
Reception: 5 p.m. 
Banquet: 6 p.m. 
Finished: 8 p.m. at the latest, we promise
Location: Royal Woodbine Golf Club (Dixon Rd & Hwy 27)

Come join this great networking opportunity. Book your foursome (minimum one planner) or join us on your own and invite your favorite meeting professional.

Mingle and get to know one another in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.

Beginners are more than welcome!

Register: Click here

Prize donations are welcome. Please contact Leslie Wright at the MPI Office with your donation or have it mailed marked "Golf Prize Donation." We thank you in advance!

December 3
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
MPI Toronto’s Holiday Gala & Fundraiser
Location and theme to be announced.

April 2-4, 2020
the EVENT 2020 will be hosted at the Westin Prince, Toronto, Ontario

But you do not need to wait until next spring for another EVENT experience.

the EVENT will be at the World Education Congress.
Be sure to be attend on Monday, June 17, 2019, to applaud our chapter’s success as a Rise Award nominee and stay tuned for the Storyteller Session: The Conquerer — Collaboration, Cultivation, Elevation - The Story of the EVENT. 
Learn how these MPI chapter leaders from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal/Quebec pooled volunteers and resources to offer a multichapter, rotating event that elevates the delivery of content to members, with the common goal of providing innovative educational experiences. The inaugural edition in April 2018 delivered on that — and much, much more.

Watch for the EVENT 2020 registration opening soon.

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Were You There?

The CMP Study Group recently hosted its annual Niagara study retreat. Participants were able to learn from industry experts and socialize while preparing for the exam on this memorable trip. Thank you to our speakers and our sponsors Scotiabank Convention Centre, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, Table Rock and the Four Points Sheraton. The trip would not be possible without your support.

Being the best while planning for the worst!

On May 15, there was a buzz in the room. Old faces and newcomers came together at the Broadview Hotel to experience practical PD content with Jenn Houtby-Ferguson on emergency preparedness and crisis communication.

Jenn walked us through emergency preparedness and destination disaster communication. She shared real examples of events that have taken place as well as how they were managed and what critical incident protocols needed to be followed.

Attendees walked away with templates on how to create their own critical incident protocols to help prepare staff or support attendees during and after a disaster. This was an eye-opening session for all in that preparing and planning for potential emergencies is a priority to ensure the success of any event.

Join us on July 16 for the next professional development session on design thinking. Please visit the MPI Toronto website for more information.

On Monday, May 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Membership Committee treated our new members to an evening of networking, Giant Jenga and all-around fun! The intention of this event was to prepare our new members for their next big event and help navigate their journey through the chapter.

The event was held at the cool, modern Startwell Event Space in downtown Toronto. There was a host bar compliments of our amazing sponsors at Niagara Oast House Brewers & Redstone Winery and yummy snacks provided by 10tation Event Catering.

The vibe was bumping, the laugher was in abundance and everyone was having an amazing time getting to know each other! It was incredible to see the shy new members warm up, mingle and get out of their comfort zones!

Overall, we provided a welcoming and casual space in a smaller setting that was a great success! Thanks to all of those who made it out and our amazing sponsors; we could not have done it without your support!

Tami Adams
Chair of MPI Toronto Membership Team

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