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member spotlight

Toronto Chapter - Stand
and be Recognized!
The MPI Toronto Chapter plays an
important role in the development
of our industry's ecosystem through
advocacy and collaboration,
industry research and CSR activities,
professional and career development,
and building long-lasting human
connections for our members. We are
the fifth largest among the 70 MPI
Geoff Mak,
chapters and the largest in Canada.
CEM, CMP
Our chapter will celebrate its 40th year
Beanfield Centre and
in 2018, and we have accomplished
Enercare Centre at
much since our inception.
Exhibition Place MPI
Throughout the Toronto Chapter's
Toronto Chapter
history (and to this day), we have been
Immediate Past President
leaders, trend setters and innovators: a
group of individuals with big aspirations and even bigger ideas. Our
volunteers continue to grow and adapt, building on past successes
and learning from past missteps. Our 117 active volunteers are the
backbone of our chapter's success, and we ask all of them to stand
and be recognized at our annual September AGM and Volunteer
Recognition event.
Our members, along with the other Canadian chapters, helped
to create National Meetings Industry Day, which became Global
Meetings Industry Day (GMID). On this day, our chapter invites
nine other industry associations to collaborate and help us advocate
that Meetings Mean Business.
Our chapter was also recently recognized for raising the most
funds of all global chapters in support of the MPI Foundation
in 2015-2016, a remarkable achievement for a great cause! The
Foundation supports industry research like the Economic Impact
Study and supports our own chapter, through high-level education
like last February's Event Canvas session, and scholarships for
membership and conferences like WEC.  
Within our local community, the Toronto Chapter continues
to take a leadership role in corporate social responsibility,
mentorship, and student and young professional growth through
our involvement with the Breakfast with Santa Foundation, Mentor
Cafe during GMID and our Student Club, which integrates with
local college hospitality programs.
Our Chapter Commitment is to "inspire our members to be
successful by building human connections through knowledge/
ideas and strong relationships." In order for all members to be
successful, we offer numerous opportunities for professional
development, networking and sponsorship/advertising.
Professional Development - Regardless of experience, our
chapter is committed to offering quality education through PD

Sessions, our CMP Study Group, GMID, and our new joint
education concept with the MPI Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec
Chapters. April 2018 will bring the EVENT, where our members
will Collaborate, Cultivate and Elevate like never before!
Networking - The easiest and most effective way to network
in an association is to be engaged through volunteerism.
Regardless of time commitment or distance, there are volunteer
opportunities available that will allow you to develop the strong
relationships required to build successful human connections.
In addition, members can network at receptions prior to our
education events or at our targeted networking events like the
AGM, the Awards and Holiday Galas, the Golf Tournament or our
informal MPI Connect events.
Sponsorship/Advertising - Our supplier members gain the
most brand exposure through sponsorship and advertising. The
sponsorship committee works collaboratively with our members
to deliver the desired results using the following platforms:
* Event sponsorships: Holiday and Awards Galas, PD Sessions,
Golf Tournament, MPI Connects, CMP Study Groups
* Program sponsorships: scholarships, auction items at the
Holiday Gala and Golf Tournament, memberTOmember prize
donations, WEC 2019 fundraising donations
* Advertising opportunities: meeting magazine, meeting Lite,
blog, website and other exclusive offers
MPI Toronto Chapter's future in the events ecosystem is bright
as our members continue to push boundaries and take the lead in
creating a successful industry for all. ●
Geoff Mak, CEM, CMP, is the Immediate Past President, MPI
Toronto Chapter, and Senior Account Executive at Beanfield Centre
and Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. He can be reached at
GMak@enercarecentre.com.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Upcoming Events
Welcome, New Members!
Ecosystem of the Planner-Supplier Relationship
The Evolution of Site Selection
7 Tips for Working with Volunteers
Member Spotlight: Toronto Chapter – Stand and Be Recognized!
Destination Spotlight: Vancouver
Creating Larger Business Opportunities
Starting a Business in the Events Ecosystem
Chapter Speaks
What Inspires Me – The Power of Creativity
iSpy MPI
Advertiser Index
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Intro
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - cover1
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - cover2
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 3
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 4
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - President’s Message
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Editor’s Word
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Welcome, New Members!
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Ecosystem of the Planner-Supplier Relationship
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - The Evolution of Site Selection
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 7 Tips for Working with Volunteers
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Member Spotlight: Toronto Chapter – Stand and Be Recognized!
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Destination Spotlight: Vancouver
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Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 14
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 15
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Creating Larger Business Opportunities
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Starting a Business in the Events Ecosystem
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Chapter Speaks
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - What Inspires Me – The Power of Creativity
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - iSpy MPI
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - 21
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2017 - Advertiser Index
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