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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: December 2021
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With the festive season upon us, your Just Networking Committee invites you to gather for some joyful noise and harmonious holiday hoopla! Grab your ugliest holiday sweater, a cup of cheer and a festive Zoom background and join us for a virtual networking event.

Date: December 15
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy games, prizes and laughs at the LAST MPI EVENT OF THE YEAR, and say “Farewell to 2021” with your MPI Toronto friends!

This event is FREE to members!

Register today!

Start 2022 with In-Person, Illuminating Experiences at EMEC Brighton

MPI's European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) Brighton takes place Feb. 27 - March 1, 2022! It will be the first large MPI European event in two years – an opportunity to connect again exclusively in-person. The UK's "hippest city" is a most welcoming place to reunite and see one another in-person after months of much uncertainty. Register here.

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Save the date for the 32nd Annual MPI Toronto Awards Gala, which takes place on March 10, 2022. Join us for a night of recognition and celebration of our chapter members who have contributed to the industry in meaningful ways. Venue and additional details to follow.

Award nominations are open so nominate an active chapter member for their commitment, service and involvement in the chapter, industry and community at large.

As MPI celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, we are recommitting to growing and nurturing our global community through inclusive, transformative experiences, and WEC San Francisco will be a shining example of this commitment. It will also be the first large-scale industry event for many people since 2019, so don’t miss this chance to reunite, reconvene and reconnect with the brightest in the business.

Register for WEC San Francisco by the end of 2021 and save up to $150.

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Were You There?

IMEX America is the global conference for incentive travel, meetings and events. With powerful educational sessions tailored to attendee learning preferences, it’s an ideal opportunity to get the latest industry knowledge.

Their highlight video captures how resilient our industry is and how it's coming back together stronger than ever!

Some of our MPI Toronto chapter members attended for the first time. Zaman Ishaad, shares his experience highlights:

Receptions/Evening Events:
SITE NITE: When I attended the 2019 SITE Young Leaders Conference, I bought a ticket to SITE NITE and decided to stay in my hotel room instead. This year, I decided to attend and had a blast! It was a great way to cap the conference with entertainment, a fun photo booth with confetti and concert.

MPI Rendezvous: It’s been too long since our industry has been together at a large trade show like IMEX. Everyone came to party! A great balance between networking and dancing, fellow attendees were able to enjoy the festivities and support the MPI Foundation. It was a memorable night for all!

On Oct. 20 and 21, many of our members gathered at the Canadian Meetings and Events Expo. After what felt like never-ending lockdowns, CMEX brought event professionals back together, safely in person.

The last PD session of the year was a resounding success.

Nausheen Saumtally, corporate speaker, trainer and coach and certified DISC behavioral analysis consultant, taught us about the four different personality types and how assessing and determining the personality type of yourself and those around you can help improve your interpersonal relationships by using specific tools and communication strategies when interacting.

Dr. Agnes Wainman, psychologist, speaker and author, shared with us how to assess and manage our expectations of ourselves and our experiences in order to persevere and enjoy our personal journeys.

The PD session was wrapped up by Nicole Manes, certified sound therapy practitioner and co-founder of Sound Response Wellness, who outlined the benefits of Sound-Based Stress Reduction and performed a virtual sound bath that is available interactively and as group workshops. This allowed the group to end the day feeling enlightened and stress-free.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

How Are You Feeling?

With the cold season upon us, if you’re anything like me then all you want to do is skip the gym or any form of physical movement to be snuggled up by a cozy fireplace with your favourite book. But then you feel guilty because you KNOW moving your body will not only help you concentrate better while working but is important for your health as well. Check out my new favourite app, MOVR — five-minute movements to help you stretch, take a tech break, shake off stress or even warm up before actually heading to the gym.

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