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Leadership 2011: A Special National Meetings Industry Day Feature By Bori Csillag SHAPING THE MEETINGS profession, raising the industry’s profile, providing opportunities to network, and offering education are what National Meetings Industry Day (NMID) is all about. A staple on the Canadian meetings platform for the past 15 years, NMID is a joint initiative of all eight MPI chapters across Canada as well as partnering associations. As this year’s NMID approaches on April 14, 2011, ME ETING magazine reached out to some of the chapter leaders involved to produce this introspective. approach to the initiative, a national website was launched. Previously, each chapter managed their own NMID website and www.nmid.ca was hosted by MPI Ottawa. For 2011, the website was redesigned to better serve the meetings community across provincial boundaries and connect all Canadian chapters. Common Ground We are the only country to celebrate our industry as we do. Canada is at the forefront by pioneering a country-wide industry event to raise awareness about the meetings profession. This is a point Brenda Carter, President-Elect of the Toronto Chapter, likes to emphasize, pointing out that “meeting as an industry, not as individuals, sends a strong message to ourselves, to our associations and to our governments.” The Canadian National Meetings Industry Day Committee has been hard at work to bring together NMID in 2011. To reinforce a collective Canada is at the forefront by pioneering a countrywide industry event to raise awareness about the meetings profession. In addition to a joint website, the common elements among all Canadian chapters are the event theme of leadership, the NMID Influence Award and, for 2011, an inspirational video greeting from MPI Chairman Eric Rozenberg in which a letter from the Prime Minister’s Office will be relayed to event attendees. Setting the Stage National Meetings Industry Day is a celebration and an educational event. For members of National Meetings Industry Day Objectives 1. To define and shape the meetings and events profession; 2. To help raise the profile of the meetings industry and the benefits it generates for communities and institutions across Canada; 3. To provide a networking opportunity to learn about and celebrate the role we as members of the industry all play in that regard; 4. To educate chapter industry leaders and enable them to discuss the economic impact of meetings in their region with people who are outside of the industry. For more information please visit www.nmid.ca. 10 ME TING • MARCH | APRIL 2011 http://www.nmid.ca http://www.nmid.ca

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - March/April 2011

Meeting MPI Toronto - March/April 2011
President’s Message
Editor’s Perspective
Up Front
Leadership 2011: A Special National Meetings Industry Day Feature
Collaboration = Unlimited Knowledge
Industry Book Review: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
Tempted by the Dark Side: Supplier or Planner?
Student Focus: A Fine Balance
Industry Partner Profile: Ottawa Tourism
People, Planet, Profit - The Next Step of Green Meetings
Building Human Connections - The Joy of Mentoring
Advertisers' Index

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