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destination What's New in Winnipeg L ocated at the geographic centre of Canada and North America, Winnipeg is Manitoba's vibrant capital city. It has more than 6,000 years of history as a result of its significance as an aboriginal meeting place. In the following centuries, the area flourished as the hub of Canada's fur trade, and today the city is a vibrant, modern destination for those traveling for business or pleasure. To learn more about places to meet, stay and play in Winnipeg, visit ALT HOTEL Just opened in spring 2015, Winnipeg welcomed its first Germain Groupe Hospitality property. Building in the new sport, hospitality and entertainment (SHED) district on Portage Avenue, the hotel is located in a multifunctional development, across the street from the MTS Centre, home of the Winnipeg Jets. The boutique hotel chain boasts a trendy, stylish room concept with free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee machine, spa-style bathrooms and more. RBC CONVENTION CENTRE WINNIPEG Winnipeg's premier event facility for meetings, conventions, trade and consumer shows, receptions, gala dinners and corporate events is undergoing a significant renovation that will expand it to 264,000 square feet. It will be the fourth largest publicly-owned convention centre in Canada when it is completed in 2016. Expansion highlights include a new City View Room that will stitch the north and south buildings together with floor-toceiling windows, a main floor ballroom that can be dividing into four separate meeting rooms and a full level of underground parking. The expansion is also being built using LEED Silver standards. THERMËA BY NORDIK SPA-NATURE Thermëa Winnipeg, which opened just over a year ago in January 2015,offers a complete relaxation experience in nature using Nordic baths and century-old Scandinavian traditions. Cold waterfalls, outdoor fireplaces, steam baths, hot and temperate pools, saunas and relaxation areas are found in this tranquil setting, located in the middle of the city next to a golf course. CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Canada's new national museum takes visitors on a journey of inspiration. A stunning architectural icon, this unique building sits at the fork of two rivers on lands that has been an aboriginal meeting place for thousands of years. Developed in partnership with the seven elders, the Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour launched in early 2015. This 90-minute tour focuses on the museum's architecture and use of space rather than the exhibits. Visitors will experience singing, storytelling, works of art and amazing views. ● 12 * MEETING | MARCH/APRIL 2016 | LINKEDIN: MPI TORONTO CHAPTER

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - March/April 2016

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
Selling to the Buyers of Today
Best Bar Venues in Toronto for Your Next Unique Event
Destination Spotlight
Myth vs. Reality: Debunking Planner Stereotypes
How to Keep Your Audience Awake
The Best Come From Ontario’s Event Management Programs
Best Tips for Industry Newcomers
Tools to Help You Run Your Business in 2016
Transforming the Attendee Experience with Creative Show-Floor Design
iSpy MPI
Chapter Speaks: What is the Best MPI Event You Ever Attended?
Advertiser Index

Meeting MPI Toronto - March/April 2016