Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016 - (Page 5)
GEOFF MAK, CEM, CMP
International Toronto Chapter
Senior Account Executive
Allstream Centre and Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place
Mississauga, ON L5N 6A4
6700 Century Ave., Suite 100
Throughout our entire lives, we are always learning and growing. An infant learns
how to walk and talk and becomes a toddler. A toddler learns about sharing
and how to interact with others to become a youngster. As we continue to move
through our tweens, teens, university, young adult, adult and senior years, we are
constantly developing and expanding our horizons. The ability to learn is essential
to our mental, physical and spiritual development, and this issue will touch on the
importance of education in different areas within our industry. I hope you will be
able to learn some key lessons from within these pages.
As we come to the end of the MPI year, I know we have had many things to be
thankful for in 2015 and 2016. This has been a great year for our city, the events
industry and our Chapter, but we still have much more to come.
We look forward to the Toronto Education Conference May 15-17 in Niagara Falls
to collaborate with our colleagues and "Defy Gravity." We hope to see you all at our
Annual Golf Tournament on June 22, where we gather to network and raise funds
for the MPI Foundation Canada. Then we will spend time as a Chapter at WEC
2016, June 11-14 in Atlantic City, to reinvent ourselves for the future.
As this is my last message as President, I would like to thank the entire
membership for your support and kind words over the past year. Thank you
also to the entire Leadership Team, my coach, all our volunteers and the entire
Fletcher Wright team, especially Leslie, for helping us build our chapter. Our goal
is to improve year after year, and we certainly have made strides this year due
to all your contributions. Some of the highlights include our new website, our
memberTOmember program, the rejuvenation of our Student Club and our ongoing
Under the leadership of our 2016-2017 President, Marcelo DeOliveira, and
the rest of the Leadership Team, I'm sure there will be many more surprises and
opportunities in store for all our members.
I can't wait to learn all about them! ●
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016
Welcome, New Members!
What’s in Your Back Pocket? Essential Tools to Elevate Your Planner Tool Kit
Beyond the Job Description – The Unwritten Attributes that Hiring Managers Look For
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mentoring
Sharpen Your Skills with the MPI Academy
Destination Spotlight: Golden Horseshoe
Chapter Speaks: How Do You Recharge to Get Back on Track?
Member Spotlight: Finding Your Calling
11 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter
Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?
Investing in Employees is The Best Investment for All
Online Learning: Friend or Foe?
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016