By Don Douloff, April 23, 2009
Tourism Montreal's Luc Charbonneau speaks at MPI Montreal's NMID session.
In difficult economic times, the industry must demonstrate to clients and companies the value of meetings to their organizations.
Furthermore, the industry must do a better job of communicating to government, media and the general public the significant economic impact of meetings.
Those were two key points discussed by the panel at the National Meetings Industry Day luncheon in Toronto, held April 16 at the Westin Harbour Castle.
Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, won the 2009 Influence Award.
In Winnipeg, 70 people gathered at the Delta Winnipeg to hear guest speaker Kristle Calisto-Tavares discuss how to Change the World at Work. True North Sports & Entertainment won the 2009 Influence Award.
MPI’s partner associations for NMID included CHMSE, CAEM, SITE Canada, CanSPEP, CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) and ISES Toronto.
For a full Toronto summary, read the MPI blog entry.