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editor's word Simply the Best CHRISTINE GRUBER, CMP, CMM Owner/Principal Planner BOLD Hospitality Events & Consulting Tina Turner said it well: "Simply the best. Better than all the rest." And I truly feel that is what our industry is ... one of the best industries to work in. So in this issue we are going to celebrate what makes us the best! Let's start by congratulating the 2015 MPI Toronto nominees in our Member Spotlight. Having been a former nominee and award recipient, I remember the great honor it was to be nominated by my industry peers, and I was so thrilled to be included in their ranks. Getting the award in 2013 was a huge surprise! I was so grateful to be considered one of the best by this great association. So here is to the newest inductees ... cheers! Being the best also means working on your skills to continue evolving in your career. Learning and mastering new techniques helps open new doors. Dinesh Kandanchatha's article gives excellent tips on how to prospect in today's market, as does Andrew Gordon's piece on tools to help you run your business. If you are new to the industry, check out Diane Julien's notes for industry newcomers. Learning should never end after college, even if cracking open a text book still gives you the chills! A lot of what we do is creating new and different ways to teach, entertain and do business, and sometimes that proves to be difficult. Fear not! Dr. Jack Muskat gives some excellent recommendations on how to keep your audience awake and Sonia Moffatt will give you some advice to help create a more engaging exhibit floor space. Although our industry is great, it doesn't come without its set of challenges. Ellen Boddington has a great article de-bunking the myths that event professionals face every day ... sometimes even with their own families! Judy Healy and Carol Priest show that today's event planning students are coming out more prepared and experienced than ever. As we go forward into the busy season for event industry professionals, I hope this issue will help you be a little better in your every day job as those inevitable obstacles come up. As Duke Ellington said, "A problem is a chance for you to do your best. ● Did you enjoy reading this issue of meeting? Share your thoughts and comments with us via Twitter @MPIToronto - your tweet may be featured in the next issue! "Great article on contract vs full-time work by @Incentive_Works event coordinator @rapko76 in @MPIToronto mag." Lori Smith @Lori_MITCanada "It's all about culture @bijanv from @EventMobi talks Play vs Work via @MPIToronto #eventprofs" Courtney Stanley @LadyPhenomena "Succession planning in the age of the #millennial, read more from our Prez @baikop #assn #eventprofs c/o @MPIToronto" Redstone Agency @RedstoneAgency "I enjoyed reading about the culture and work vs. play attitude @EventMobi @MPIToronto :)" YouRockRed - @Urockred | | | MEETING * 5""

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