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About Our Chapter

Founded in 1984, MPI Ottawa is the capital city’s premier organization for meeting and event professionals. With more than 300 active members, the chapter co-hosts The EVENT, an annual multi-day networking and educational forum launched in 2018 in partnership with MPI Toronto and MPI Montréal/Québec.

When you join MPI Ottawa, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.

MPI Ottawa joined the six other Canadian MPI chapters in winning the 2013 RISE Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas for the annual planning and hosting of National Meetings Industry Day (NMID).

MPI's Ottawa Chapter

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MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 123
Suppliers: 90
Students: 55
Faculty: 2
Other: 2



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Recent Conventus Articles

What our MPI “Elves” were up to this holiday season!

Chriss Holloway | Jan 15, 2019
The elves of MPI Ottawa’s Community Outreach Sub-Committee have had a very busy holiday season! It all kicked off at the Festive Dinner on November 28 where the tape-a-toonie initiative was, once again, front and centre as guests arrived. Attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food items with toonies taped to them, and they did not disappoint. A large box of food was collected for each the Ottawa Food Bank and Moisson Outaouais in Gatineau. In addition to the non-perishable items, each organization received a cheque for $209.50 collected from the donated toonies and half the 50/50 draw.

News Around Town - January 2019

Katherine Craig | Jan 4, 2019
The Brookstreet Hotel is excited to welcome Gabrielle Whittaker to its sales and events team as its new Executive Meeting Manager. Whittaker will be working in both a sales and events capacity, continuing to deliver the high service standards offered by The Brookstreet Hotel. She is excited for this opportunity and hopes to be able to collaborate with many of her fellow MPI colleagues in this new role.

January President’s Message - Confessions of an MPI President

Greg Plazek | Jan 2, 2019
I’m sorry if you are hoping this will be a tell-all article full of scandalous stories. My hope is always to provide an update, in a slightly entertaining fashion, on what your MPI Ottawa Chapter is up to and what your Board has been working on. Please allow me to share a few confessions from my term as your chapter president thus far.





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