Meeting Lite eNewsletter
MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: August 2021
Connect with us on social media: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram
Tourism Vaughan Corporation (TVC) | City of Vaughan
Ottawa Tourism
Are You Going?

The world of events has never been easy, the risk management associated with even the simplest of gatherings is enough to make some whither and fade away. Enter stage left COVID; enter stage right new technologies, opportunities for data collection and analytics. Oh, and BTW, the audience is full of legislative amendments and new data privacy laws that YOU WILL have to understand!

Whether you are concerned about event recovery, vaccination passports and/or contact tracing … or intrigued by the Pandora’s box of new technologies out there that allow you to understand your participants and sponsors in ways you never thought possible, this event will help you bring the script to life for a responsible recovery of your events.

For more information and to register.

We’re ready to host the MPI Toronto Chapter Golf Tournament on Aug. 25 at Royal Woodbine Golf Course.

We are limited to 80 golfers so register early to avoid disappointment. Tee times will be confirmed prior to the tournament. Due to restrictions, this will not be a shotgun start. Foursomes will be given tee times between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. A round of golf will take three hours (12 holes), and once off the course you will be able to have some time on the patio to relax and have dinner. Depending on restrictions at the time of the tournament, you may be limited in the amount of time you are able to stay.

How great to have the opportunity to get together with colleagues and friends for a fun afternoon on the golf course.

Register now here

State of the Industry Town Hall
September 14, 2021
3 p.m. Eastern time

As we look toward the fourth quarter of 2021, the complexities surrounding the state of the industry evolving alongside the ever-changing dynamics of the global pandemic have left the meeting and conference businesses in a state of near constant flux.

In this comprehensive session, we will hear from industry advocacy groups and provincial representatives so that you can be up-to-the-minute with all of the latest and most relevant developments.

Following our main session there will be breakout opportunities for planners, suppliers and students to tap into the resources, tools and knowledge you can use to thrive in the latter part of this year.

Session agenda to be announced soon.


Mark your calendars for the upcoming Annual General Meeting followed by a Just Networking event. This is a MEMBERS ONLY event on Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Registration will open next week so watch your email for details.

Thank you to our strategic partners:

Join us for the long-awaited reunion of the MPI Toronto Chapter community at our first-ever hybrid Holiday Gala: Festival for Reconnection!

The MPI Toronto Chapter Sponsorship Committee is currently looking for donations for the event, taking place on Dec. 7.
Proceeds from the silent auction are reinvested into the chapter so that our members can continue to unlock the education and networking benefits at rates that are inclusive for all our members.
Examples of donations:
Weekend getaways, hotel stays with dinner or breakfast, spa restaurant gift cards, sports tickets and so much more!

If you are interested in supporting this year’s gala by donating an auction prize, click here to submit a donation. 

Redefining the norms of corporate hospitality
Sheraton Laval®
Fully reimagined, Laval’s new 42 000 square feet multifunctional business hub is about to become the prime destination for businesspeople from the city and abroad, allowing the configuration of up to 21 dif­ferent rooms, including a 21,000 square feet space with a massive glass wall cre­ating a seamless indoor/outdoor space providing direct access to the terrasse.
Learn More
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Have Your Heard?

MPI Toronto has two active Task Forces — one for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and one for COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Events.


We are so excited to announce and introduce you to the amazing and talented team of nine passionate event professionals in the Strategic Partnerships Committee. Each one of us is excited to continue creating meaningful connections in the industry!

Are you looking to showcase your products and/or services to planners and buyers? We invite you to participate in our Strategic Partnerships Program. Don’t miss out on the great opportunity to position your brand in front of meeting professionals at the MPI Toronto Chapter and help create meaningful experiences!

Are you looking to learn a new skill set? Want an opportunity to prepare or practice for your next interview? MPI Toronto's new Peer-to-Peer Program can connect you with another MPI Toronto member who has volunteered their time to assist in your learning development.

Coming this September, all MPI Toronto members will receive a survey to better understand level of participation. Skill sets/expertise do not have to be event- or industry-related. So, whether you want to be the member learning or the member who will share your expertise, the survey will allow us to find out the skill sets and expertise available and create the best match for you.

Look for the Peer-to-Peer Program survey this September.

  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is currently setting up for the world premiere of Beyond Monet. To learn more about tickets, click here:
  • A new blog on Destination Toronto's Research & Insights Terminal - Tourism Industry Association of Ontario President & CEO Christopher Bloore contributes a guest blog about the many needs of the tourism industry on the road to recovery. From investing in the future of workforce capacity to supporting the financial sustainability of tourism businesses, Chris outlines the mission-critical concerns facing the industry today.
  • Julie Holmen has announced that she has joined the team at Destinations International as its project/program lead to assist with its overall membership engagement strategies. This is an incredible opportunity to reconnect with many destination friends in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Destinations International is the world's largest and most reliable resource for destination organizations with the goal to drive destination economic impact, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life though travel. Connect with Julie.


Did you know that there are multiple resources on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force page on our website?

Did you know that we have a page on our website dedicated to the Meetings Mean Business Canada updates? Check it out.



Elevate your next event!
Vintage Hotels
With Vintage Hotels you can relax, knowing you and your guests will experience outstanding service, delicious chef-curated menus, exciting activities, and an array of amenities the heart of gorgeous wine country. Let our team of planners help you deliver an unforgettable event.
Book a tour today!