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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: December 2019
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Are You Going?

Save the date for these exciting MPI Toronto chapter events:

January 14, 2020
An Electric Boogaloo Just Networking Event

February 5, 2020
Professional Development Workshop

March 5, 2020
Awards Gala

April 2-4, 2020
the EVENT

April 14, 2020
Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to nominate a colleague for an award. We received a record-breaking 40 submissions, which doubled last year’s numbers, and has grown 82% year over year! We can’t wait to recognize these deserving chapter members on March 5, 2020.

Awards Gala registration to open in early 2020.

the EVENT - the INITIATIVE Registration Now Open!

April 2-4, 2020

the EVENT 2020 will be hosted at the Westin Prince, Toronto


At the EVENT, we have a goal of a planner/supplier participant ratio of 1:1, providing amazing ROI to all attendees.

To reach this goal we understand that there is a need to assist planner registration to help move numbers in our intended direction. That’s where the INITIATIVE comes in.

The INITIATIVE assisted over 50 planners each year to attend the EVENT without registration cost in 2018 and 2019. Our goal is for those numbers to grow in 2020, and we want you to be a part of that!

Click on the image above or follow this link for more details.

  
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Join us on April 14, 2020, as Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) celebrates the meeting industry’s undeniable value for individuals, businesses and the economy. The meeting industry has $2.53 trillion in global economic impact, and this event brings together meeting industry advocates from around the globe.

Meetings foster strong relationships, help achieve positive outcomes and support local communities. Please help us promote this event by using #GMID20.

  
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Were You There?

MPI PD day was held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Vantage Venues on King Street. Our guest speaker, Olympic athlete Jeremiah Brown, took us through his journey from watching the Olympics on TV to becoming a Canadian Olympic athlete on the men's eight rowing team, which won the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.

Brown shared his experience with us — from not knowing how to row to becoming an Olympic winner. He was honest, genuine and had a great sense of humor. We all got takeaways from him by learning his life lessons. Following Brown, we had a panel discussion with three MPI members: Miriam Figueroa, CMP, CMM, DES, CEO and strategic event officer of TO Social Meetings and Events, Sandra Moniz, CMP, CMM, business development manager, Eastern Canada for Meetings + Conventions Calgary, and Sonya Fervaha, CED, special events consultant. Topics included how to make time for yourself in a busy work environment, working or making changes in a difficult environment and trends for meetings in 2020 and beyond. Brown was the moderator and was truly engaged with the panel.

We wrapped up the PD Day with a “Just Networking" Event,” a wine tasting event sponsored by The Wine Sisters and Vantage Venues.

The 2019 Holiday Gala was another memorable MPI Toronto Chapter gathering with more than 450 guests in attendance. The International Centre wowed with its venue, service and cuisine to make the evening a success for everyone.

Of course, the 2019 Holiday Gala could not have been a success without the generosity of our great sponsors — a big thank you for your continued support!

Our Holiday Gala sponsors are in the graphic below. Please keep them in mind for your future planning needs.

  
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Have Your Heard?

Please note all articles are subject to editorial approval and submission of an article does not guarantee publication. Nonmembers are welcome to submit articles.

The fall 2019 issue of meeting is now available on a fully interactive platform optimized for mobile reading. Click here to start reading!

MPI Toronto Blog: Breakfast with Santa: The Joy of Giving

Ever wondered how this amazing organisation got started? Click here and learn about the humble beginnings!

MPI Toronto Blog: I’ve Put out Many Fires, but I’m Not a Firefighter - Series

Aleen Kilislian presents this invigorating series that is sure to enlighten the mind as it explores real-life situations and best practices. Read more: Click here