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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: April 2022
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Are You Going?


Although we are apart, there has never been a more important time to stay connected.

The EVENT was first held in Ottawa in 2018, then in Montréal in 2019, and took a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic before returning virtually in 2021.


Taking place April 28-30, 2022 in Toronto, ON at the Pan Pacific Toronto, we can’t wait to see you either in person or virtually!

In-person Registration is still open!
Virtual Registration is also now open!

Register now:


The EVENT has a goal of a Planner/Supplier participant ratio of 1:1. In striving for this goal we understand that there is a strong need to assist Planner registration to help move numbers in our intended direction, creating an increase in ROI for all attendees. The INITIATIVE has covered the cost of over 50 planners per year to attend the EVENT without registration cost!

Interested in being a Supplier Sponsor or Sponsored Planner Recipient with the Initiative? 

Learn more here:

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Were You There?

On April 6, the MPI Toronto Chapter came together to kick off Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. Over 80 event professionals came together IN PERSON. With our AV partner, Encore, we could also provide a great experience to 13 virtual attendees. Also, the Connect UP session had 18 students meet up with industry leaders, learn tips for networking on social media, and participate in valuable round table discussions. 

The motivating and engaging keynote speaker Gregg Brown shared strategies for navigating the future of work. We heard from MMBC Chair Laura Pallotta about their advocacy work and #RallyForRecovery movement. The panel of inspiring Rain Drops on Roses program participants was a feel-good moment. Sheila Wong, CEM, DES, Emilia Kim, DES, and Kelly Porter, CMP shared their stories of adapting to the challenges of the pandemic and starting a passion business. 

We ended the afternoon off with a networking reception hosted by Destination Toronto. DJ Lexx kept spirits high as attendees chatted away and connected over a lovely buffet spread provided by Sheraton Centre Toronto.

Thank you to everyone who attended in person and virtually. This was a GMID Kick-Off to remember.

  Photos Courtesy of Pinpoint National Photography. View more

The annual MPI Toronto Chapter’s Awards Gala took place on March 10th and was a great success! Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients. You are all so deserving of this recognition. Thank you for everything that you do for our chapter and our events industry. 

Special thank you to our hosts for the evening, Christina Northcott, CMP, CMM, DES and Wentworth Willock, all our presenters, volunteers and technical crew. 

And last but definitely not least, a huge thank you to our partners. This event could not have been possible without your support.

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How Are You Feeling?

Capture the best of the Spring Season! The sun is beginning to shine and early flowers are beginning to bloom. After a long winter I know we are anxious to get outside. Below is a bucket list of budget friendly ways to begin enjoying the sunshine and fresh air without breaking the bank:

  • Open your windows for a fresh breeze and re-energize to the sounds of the birds singing
  • Discover a new outdoor café for a coffee and treat on their patio
  • Get dirt under your fingernails and plant some garden herbs
  • Go for a walk and look for the first signs of spring – crocuses, snow drops, tulips, hyacinth, daffodils
  • Make a dish with in-season local asparagus
  • Treat yourself to a bright and fun umbrella for the rainy days that will bring May flowers
  • Discover a local hiking trail for some bird watching (even better – bring an extra garbage bag and gloves and do a clean up!)
  • Visit the waterfront for a walk and look for flat rocks to bring home and paint with bright spring patterns