National Meetings Industry Day (NMID) is an educational event held every year by Meeting Professionals International (MPI)—the global community that is shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. The organization has chapters across Canada and, on NMID, the chapters celebrate the day with a variety of educational and networking activities focusing on the significance of the Canadian meetings industry and the value of meetings to the broader business community.
At Speakers’ Spotlight, we contribute to our meetings industry community in the best way we know how—by providing outstanding speakers to attract, engage, educate, inspire, and entertain event audiences! Here are some examples of the amazing speakers we’ve sponsored at events throughout Canada today, and over the past several months:
Today, at MPI NMID events across the country, we have the hilarious comedian Graham Chittenden in Ottawa, hosting a customized Game Show. In Toronto, current affairs commentator Tasha Khierriden is moderating “The Great Debate: Our Industry’s Economic Future”, and in Edmonton, the ever-affable Kit Grant is providing a luncheon keynote to help members strengthen their relationships with staff, clients, and stakeholders.
As the opening speaker at the 2014 Annual CSAE National Conference in Niagara Falls, Dave Carroll presented his engaging, hilarious, and musical customer service talk, “United Breaks Guitars”.
In Montreal, our speakers book-ended the 2nd Annual PCMA Canadian Innovation Conference with Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir delivering their presentation, “The Great Traits of Champions”, along with master communicator, Mike Lipkin also taking to the stage.
The CSAE-Trillium Chapter’s Winter Summit in Kitchener featured Performance Coach, Leadership, and Cultural Transformation Expert, Dr. Ivan Joseph.
The CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau Tete a Tete conference and trade show saw Creativity and Branding Expert Ron Tite explaining how to compete in the “Expression Economy”, and Ottawa Tourism brought Juno Award-Winning Musician and Creativity Expert David Usher to their stage as well.
And, this past March, Speakers’ Spotlight held our Annual Showcase for meeting and event planners to preview a variety of our extraordinary speakers, including former “Dragon” David Chilton, Physician and Bestselling Author Dr. Shimi Kang, and Mental Wellness Advocate (and former NHL goalie), Clint Malarchuk.