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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: August 2019
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Save the date for these exciting MPI Toronto chapter events:

September 26, 2019
AGM & Volunteer Recognition

October 16, 2019
Just Networking

November 21, 2019
Professional Development Workshop

December 3, 2019
MPI Toronto Holiday Gala & Fundraiser

December 3, 2019
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
MPI Toronto’s Holiday Gala & Fundraiser
The International Centre
Theme to be announced.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the meeting industry’s undeniable value and economic impact. In 2019, there were 275 registered GMID events in 42 countries around the world, making it the biggest GMID observance to date. Join us for an even bigger celebration in 2020!

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Were You There?

What a day it was! Those who came out to Royal Woodbine Golf Club enjoyed a wonderful day with their peers and friends. Golfers, novice to expert, enjoyed themselves over the 12-hole, custom-designed course. Yes, we once again managed to be off the course in three hours to enjoy the fabulous dinner and prize-filled banquet. You guessed it, we were done before 8 p.m. so everyone had the chance to get home and see their family or friends. A big shout-out and thank you to all of you who supported us, including our generous sponsors AV-CANADA, D.E. Systems, Le Saint Sulpice Hotel Montreal, Niagara Falls Business Events, Peller Estates, Pinpoint National Photography and STRONCO Group of Companies. Also, thanks to our media partners BizBash and Ignite. We could not do it without you. Hope to see you next year!

By the way, we took a poll at the banquet, and it was quite unanimous that moving the tournament to July may be in consideration for next year. Stay tuned!

It was a beautiful day for the shoreline cleanup event in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Foundation at Coronation Park. In less than two hours, we collected 20 kg of trash — mainly small bits of paper, plastic and cigarette butts. It's the small pieces that wildlife eat that stay in their system and eventually kill them.

Jasvinder Singh won the challenge of collecting the most trash. He filled two buckets.

Everyone enjoyed the activity and contributed to the activity.

Thanks to Freeman Audio Visual Canada for providing a grant to make this activity possible.



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Have Your Heard?

MPI Global has provided a special discount code, starting at the Canadian Meetings & Expo (CMEE) on Aug. 13. 

The special promotion will provide $100 off a new membership, so if you know of someone who wants to join, make sure you provide them with the code CMEE2019. This code is only valid from Aug. 13-31 for preferred or premier memberships only.

As a member you can also save $50 off your renewal fee even if it’s not in the next few months. That code is also CMEE2019 and is valid from Aug. 13-31.

Are you looking to get the most out of your MPI membership? Look no further!

The MPI Toronto Chapter Sponsorship Committee is actively seeking volunteers to join the chapter’s newest committee. As a member, by volunteering with one of the chapter’s committees you will not only be contributing to the overall success of the MPI Toronto Chapter, but you will also be able to make a ton of connections, develop new and existing skills, and be a part of shaping the future of our chapter. It also makes a great addition to your resume and LinkedIn profile. For more information on the benefits of volunteering or how you can volunteer, please click here.

Attention all MPI Toronto Chapter members: It’s finally here! Time to download the MPI Toronto Rewards Program App! It’s free, it’s fun, and it's easy to use!


The MPI Toronto Rewards Program is a mobile app that facilitates networking and communication for our chapter members with instant access to upcoming event information and point challenges. By participating and completing challenges in the app you earn points for being engaged! The top three players to earn the most points are eligible for prizes and will be recognized at our MPI Toronto Awards Gala next March! The app (powered by industry leader EventMobi) is fully gamified, offering point challenges and a membership directory with an instant messaging feature to allow members and sponsors to engage in discussions with each other and learn more about one another. The MPI Toronto Rewards Program goal is to facilitate a fun and engaging atmosphere that supports education and networking and invigorates members by offering a point-based system that encourages engagement and the competitive spirit in our chapter.


Step 1:
Go to your app store.

Step 2:
Type in the search bar: eventmobi

Look for the "E" logo. Download the app and open.

Step 3:
Enter code: mpirewards

The application will launch and open the app’s home page! Locate the LOGIN icon and tap. Enter the email you use for your MPI Toronto Chapter membership. Now set your password.


Move around in the app and review the left-hand menu bar and the app home page. Check out our program sponsors! Start connecting with other members and review upcoming events. Review your profile, add a profile picture and fill out your profile information.

Watch for upcoming point challenges! We will make announcements to let you know there are point challenges to complete. Some challenges will be all year long, some will be a week long, some only a day long, so please stay alert and watch for those announcements. Participation is key to our success, so be engaged! Go to meetings, attend events and complete challenges when announced. Completing challenges gives you points, gets you on the leader board and allows you to be eligible for future prizes and recognition at our MPI Toronto Awards Gala next March!


The success of this program lies with you! Help each other with the challenges, but please do not share point codes. Sharing of point codes is a violation and may result in disqualification from the program. By playing fairly we all boost the competitive spirit and help promote others to become engaged and have fun!

Become a sponsor of the MPI Toronto Rewards Program and have year-round exposure to our members. Click here!

On behalf of the MPI Toronto Rewards Program Committee and the MPI Toronto Chapter Board, we welcome you to the future of member-based gamification!

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Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place Achieves LEED® Platinum Certification

Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place has been awarded LEED® EB:O&M Platinum Certification (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance). Enercare Centre is the first convention centre in Ontario to receive this distinction by the CaGBC. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized rating system for evaluating the sustainability of building design, construction and operations. LEED-certified buildings incorporate leading-edge features that protect the environment and promote healthy work and living conditions. 

As the largest convention centre in Canada, Enercare Centre’s achievement is substantial and continues to present the venue and the entire site of Exhibition Place as an industry leader in environmental and sustainability practices through our GREENSmart Program. Enercare Centre has set a higher standard with high-performance policies and technologies that use resources more efficiently and encourage sustainable action from visitors and the city. For information, contact Laura Purdy, general manager, sales & event management, at

Kimpton Saint George Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing

Kimpton Saint George is thrilled to announce Frank Campo as its new director of sales and marketing. Campo brings his 15 years of expertise in the hospitality industry to Kimpton Saint George, managing all sales and marketing initiatives brought forth by the hotel, as well as assisting with day-to-day hotel management. To contact Campo directly, email him at

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

Watch for the EVENT 2020 registration opening soon.

Design Thinking & Thought-Provoking Panel

The session on July 16 was well-attended and discussed one of the industry’s trending topics: design thinking. This workshop was presented by keynote speaker Chris Chambers, CEO at MJM Creative, who discussed the theories and practical applications of design thinking. Chambers also shared his best practices around brainstorming, thinking outside-the-box and persuasion!

The Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront was an amazing host with tons of delicious food. The workshop ended with an inspiring panel with a variety of experiences that shared their interpretation of event design. The networking portion took place at The Wine Shop with an assortment of wines to choose from!

Thanks to our sponsors Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront, Quest Audio Visual, Pinpoint National Photography, D.E. Systems, Peller Estates Winery and our media partners BizBash and Ignite.

Join us on Oct. 16 for the next professional development session.

Please visit the MPI Toronto website for more information.