APRIL 4-5, 2022 - during Ottawa Meet Week!
Destination Direct Canada is the only Hosted Buyer program in Canada meant to exclusively connect DMOs, association executives and conference planners.
OTTAWA MEET WEEK - SCHEDULEThis is a story... all about how... these groups got together... to make Ottawa WOW!
WHAT’S BETTER THAN A LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENT AFTER A TWO YEAR PANDEMIC?
SIX LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENTS, ALL IN THE SAME CITY, DURING THE SAME WEEK!
There has never been a better time to collaborate. In the aftermath of what has been two devastating years to our industry, a group of associations got together and said: “We’re going to do everything we can to make sure our community, friends and industry get the most they possibly can out of this one week of events in Ottawa.”
Please support these events as much as you can, you can register for each of them by clicking the Register button beneath each event. Please note – you must register to each event separately (with the exception of the MPI Ottawa events, you can register to their two events at the same time).
OTTAWA MEET WEEK – SCHEDULE
Destination Direct Canada
April 4-5, 2022
Destination Direct Canada is a Hosted Buyer program that kicks off Ottawa Meet Week for Canadian meeting industry professionals (all expenses paid including airfare/train, accommodations, meals, entertainment, etc.) This program is meant for senior conference organizers and association executives based in Canada who have at least one national conference that rotates to at least three Canadian provinces/territories.
April 5, 2022
For the 7th year, we are bringing back the industry party of the season and we want it to be bigger and better than before. We are offering great opportunities for Canada’s Destinations and their partners to be involved. REVEAL Social will be bringing together over 300 planners and association executives in an exclusive environment for a night of food, drinks and networking. And of course, there will be great music to dance to and entertain!
April 6, 2022
Association and not-for-profit leaders, meeting and event planners, and government procurers from across the country attend this event at no charge. Come explore a wide range of products and services that will support your success. In addition to discovering solutions and exploring potential partnerships, you’ll also have a long-awaited opportunity to re-connect with your peers and hear personal stories from the stage on how we all flexed and adapted — and are stronger for it.
PCMA Canada East Lunch n Learn
April 7, 2022
Our chapter is proud to hold it’s first in-person event in 2022 during the annual Ottawa Meet Week. We’re thrilled to collaborate with our industry colleagues to optimize the value of your time spent in Ottawa. Our session will include important networking opportunities, a great meal with peers and valuable insight into a topic of importance to us all in this current climate.
MPI Ottawa – GMID
April 7, 2022
The ROI of Nice – How the nicest leaders keep their employees and build strong cultures.
Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) with acclaimed author, consultant, and speaker, Dave Delaney, who will share three pillars to improving employee retention and growing stellar cultures at fast-growing firms. You will be left with actionable steps to lead happier and more connected teams. The results of Delaney’s Nice Methodology will save you the costly effort of replacing and retraining your people. Get ready to discover how to hear your team, avoid the wrecks, and discover life outside your walls!
MPI Ottawa – Charity Auction & Gala
April 7, 2022
One of your favourite MPI Ottawa events is back! The Annual Charity Auction & Dinner will be springing into season on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 in the Trillium Ballroom at the Shaw Centre. It’s time for brighter days & new beginnings. Stay tuned for more information! See the registration page for combo pricing with MPI Ottawa’s GMID Education event “Spring into NICE”.