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What is the
You've Received or
Given at an Event?
"Not received or given
but I like the idea of
Ninutik's maple sugar
Sometimes it's not
about the product itself
but instead its package
Events Coordinator at
"Before I even knew what a USB was I was
given one with a logo for speaking at a student
conference. Easy to bring home and cool to
have back then. Very little space on it compared
to today's. I still have it. And another best gift
to give or receive is a donation to my favorite
charity or to the charity of choice of the host.
I've been making donations on behalf of
speakers for about 25 years now."
Sandy Biback, Owner at
"My colleagues and I like to receive/give
things that are useful to the recipient or
mean something to them, for example,
a wooden wine holder made from fallen
trees in BC. The attendees really liked
that the product was Canadian, green
and had a story."
Ellen Ettinger, Events
Manager at The
"For a large cruise-themed
December holiday party, we
created a 'sail away celebration'
that included a giant drop of 5,000
balloons containing vouchers that
guests could exchange from a
huge selection of inexpensive but
fun holiday-themed wearables.
The value was not so much in the
giveaway itself but in the experience
of getting it - all those balloons
falling as guests counted down and
everyone catching and popping
Diane Julien, Sr. Event
Producer at Showmakers Inc.
"I had I client (travel agent) who used to give his clients plush bath robes
with the recipients initials embroidered on them. I have also given out
"steak lovers" food baskets with rubs and sauces in the basket."
"I received a personalized
mobile charger. It was
thoughtful and practical."
Carly Ekstein, Chief
Executive Officer at
Redstone Agency Inc.
Richards Hatch, Senior Account Manager
at Safeguard Business Systems
"One of my favourites (and I know this won't be for
everyone) is wine. You always need a bottle over the
holiday season. Even if you don't drink it makes a great
host gift; and I like that it isn't something that ends up
being clutter or left in a drawer until the next year."
Event Manager at
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - November/December 2015
Welcome, New Members!
Going Healthy: Trend Not Fad
The Foodies’ Dine Around
Traditional Holiday Menus with a Twist
Member Spotlight: MPI Toronto’s M+IT Hall of Fame Finalists
Destination Spotlight: Québec
Food & Beverage Risk and Liability
Today’s Menu: Culinary Engagement and Team Building
Winery Events and Then Some
Fueling Our Mind and Bodies
Food & Beverage Trends 2016
I Spy MPI
Advertisers’ Index & Advertisers.com
Meeting MPI Toronto - November/December 2015