Friday April 13, 2018

7:30am: 


LOCATION: Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:15am-9:00am: 

Orchestrated by our MC: SEBASTIEN SASSEVILLE; Athlete, Author, Speaker


LOCATION:  BANFF & LAKE LOUISE TOURISM PLENARY ROOM
Newbridge Ballroom, 2nd Floor

 

 

9:00am-10:00am: 
 “Demystifying Artificial Intelligence:  A Day In Your Life”

AI is going to change the way we live, work, and play over the next few years. Using the latest research, engaging visuals, and practical examples, Amber will take audience members on a 24-hour journey to a day in 2025 to share the real-life impact that this technology will have on everything—from the way we manage work (e.g., business automation), to the way we manage our health (e.g., cancer detection), to the way we manage transportation (e.g., autonomous vehicles). For companies, the stakes are high. For example, Accenture just released a study revealing that businesses that successfully apply AI could increase profitability by an average of 38 percent by 2035. While many speakers talk about the impact of artificial intelligence, Amber will show attendees who are just starting to learn about this technology why and how they need to adapt to the AI revolution today. 

EXPERT: Amber Mac, President, Ambermac Media

 

LOCATION:  BANFF & LAKE LOUISE TOURISM PLENARY ROOM
Newbridge Ballroom, 2nd Floor

 


10:00-10:30 am:

This pause in traditional learning isn’t just so you can stock up on cookies.  Make the most of your break time by visiting our ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES and keep the learning going!

 

10:30am: Duration- 45-60 minutes

“ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactive Designer”

In this interactive session, Aaron shares his sometimes controversial opinions on his tips, tricks, and tools to work with creative event professionals. The session will include how to be a part of the process without hindering it, transparency and other business strategies, as well as tools for designers to be collaborative and how to get the most out of each creative opportunity.

EXPERT: AARON KAUFMAN, CSEPPresident of Fifth Element Group Inc.
EIC DOMAIN:    Meeting/Event Design         
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1.  Learn what is “Creativity”
2. Learn about the creative process and the barriers to creativity
3. Learn best practices to work with creative firms

LOCATION:  CAESARS WINDSOR Breakout Room
Signed Room, 2nd Floor

 

 

“Adult Learning Trends” 

From second screens to flipped learning, conferences today are revolutionizing the way attendees learn, interact, and innovate. This session will explore what is new in adult learning trends, provide specific ideas on how to implement best practices (both in education sessions and in nontraditional educational spaces, like show floor forums), and offer recommendations for overcoming barriers (within your organization and with the speakers). Attendees will be able to implement the latest practices, incorporate technology pre- at and post-event, and develop strategies for overcoming barriers.

EXPERT: DAVID SAEF,  Executive VP of Strategy, GES
EIC DOMAIN:  Strategic Planning              
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1.  Learn the latest trends in adult learning both in traditional & nontraditional educational spaces
2.  Exposure to different technologies and tools helping conference attendees to learn, connect, and innovate together
3.  See key examples of conferences deploying new learning approaches


LOCATION:
  HOTELS RED DEER Breakout Room
Sealed Room, 2nd Floor

 

“Could You Just Do ONE More Thing?” 

How do you set boundaries with your internal or external clients?  When planning meetings and events, what client question makes you cringe?  What makes your job difficult as you deal with deadlines, timelines, budgets, and resources?  Does someone you know suffer from lavish taste with a small budget?  “Could you do just one more thing?”  This is referred to as “Scope Creep.”  Scope Creep is a term used in Project Management when the scope of your project keeps creeping outward.  Learn to establish clear goals and objectives, define the scope of the project and responsibilities and you will be able to control the extent of your obligations, and evaluate your success.

EXPERT:  LYNNE WELLISH, CMP, CHSE,  Hospitality Trainer, Speaker, Consultant
EIC DOMAIN: Project Management       
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify the term “Scope Creep” and learn three ways to use it to your advantage
2. Add five new resources to assist you while your “to do” list keeps expanding
3. Triage a request and determine the best plan of action based on the eternal dilemma of quick, cheap, or right
4. Learn preventive measures to reduce “Scope Creep’s” occupancy in your planning cycle


LOCATION:  NIAGARA FALLS BUSINESS EVENTS Breakout Room
Celtic II Room, 1st Floor

 


Turning your Business Stay into Business Play:  How Physical Activity can Increase Productivity”

One of the biggest energy drainers on business trips is the back-and-forth between the hotel room, restaurants and the conference room. Delegates spend a lot of time sitting, listening to conferences, participating in workshops and drinking way too much coffee. Inevitably, their attention level decreases over the course of the day and you suddenly realize that all the time and energy that you have spent planning this event is ineffective to the tired and unfocussed delegates in the room.

But what if you could help turn business stay into business play? How can physical activity become a wonderful productivity tool for your clients, and help you transform your event into a memorable experience? Don’t worry, you don’t need to break a sweat or put your sneakers on… we’re simply talking about small injections of movement and activity during a meeting or an event.

Quick active breaks = oxygen + increased productivity + fun!

EXPERT: DOMINIQUE JEAN,  Vice President of Creation,  Coeur à l’ouvrage 
EIC DOMAIN:  Meeting & Event Design            
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Understand the vicious cycle of inactivity and its effects on productivity and concentration
2. Be inspired by creative examples of physical activities that have been included in previous events and meetings
3. Find creative ways to include physical activity to your events and meetings

LOCATION: QUEBEC CITY BUSINESS DESTINATION Breakout Room
Delivered Room, 2nd Floor

 

 

10:30am-1:00pm

“Playing the Path to #Success

*Limited number of participants

The world of planning a successful meeting and event has changed. The success of any event and organization for that matter is dependent on recognizing that many of the traditional methods to deal with complex business challenges may no longer be relevant. A successful future requires individuals and teams who can problem solve effectively and make decisions faster, better in a more collaborative fashion.

In addition, leaders are now aware they don’t have all the answers and that success is dependent on everyone’s voice being heard. And with four generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials) now active in the workforce at the same time, it is critical that we tap into a common language and skillset universal to all generations to create real change, consensus, and commitment.

Meeting planners are constantly trying to find the ‘next best thing’ to include in their planning to ensure their meetings are teeming with innovative and powerful takeaways. There’s the keynote, there’s the workshop, and the breakout – and everything in between. But what if there was a way where you could have a ‘meeting’ where attendees leave feeling massively engaged, excited, and knowing they made a contribution, and where the client has just gained massive value with new insights and powerful recommendations? Well, there is – and you will get to experience this.

In this 2.5 hour session developed specifically for ‘The Event’, this interactive workshop, using a powerful innovative neuroscience-based thinking process as well as 3D modelling will uncover how we can take advantage of our ‘diversity of thought’ combined with creativity, imagination, to create powerful ideas and consensus that not only educates, but entertains, and informs. This new type of meeting experience has helped some of the top North American and global organizations turn their traditional meetings/events into a powerhouse of action and results. You will get to experience this for yourself.

EXPERT:  ROB ODDI,  Change/Culture/Transformation Expert
EIC DOMAIN: Strategic Planning; Project Management; Stakeholder Management
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1.  Formulating strategy in three-dimension vs two-dimension

2.  How different perspectives on a single topic creates a richer experience and story
3.  The benefits of incorporating PLAY to drive home abstract concepts and complex issues that otherwise may be difficult to comprehend

LOCATION:  BANFF & LAKE LOUISE TOURISM PLENARY ROOM
Newbridge Ballroom, 2nd Floor



11:30-12:00pm:


Keep Learning!  To find out how to make the most of your break time visit our ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES!

 

12:00pm:  Duration- 45-60 minutes


 “Using Intentional Event Design to Build Trust”

This interactive session will bring forward ideas on tangible tools from identifying stakeholder hot buttons to using immersive, accessible event design to engage participants, all designed to build trust in the experience for participants and ultimately, retain and attract clients. Since collaboration is key to great design, this session also considers how planners and supplier partners are better together from a place of trust.

EXPERT:   TAHIRA ENDEAN, CMP,  Event Producer
EIC DOMAIN: Meeting/Event Design   
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1.  Develop tools for building meaningful engagement with participants (build trust in the experience).

2.  Explore the use of space design to drive conversations that drive business results.
3.  Review opportunities for clear assessment validating results to objectives.


LOCATION:  NIAGARA FALLS BUSINESS EVENTS Breakout Room
Celtic II Room, 1st Floor

                                                            
“Sponsorship Solutions”

Attendees will select topics relevant to your pain points in sponsorship and you’ll get a chance to participate in an in-depth  discussion facilitated by the consultants based on those topics selected. T1 Consulting will share major trends in the sponsorship industry, and data and insights from their work in the field, while you’ll also learn best practices from your peers. You’ll walk away with tangible, tactical strategies to improve your work in sponsorship.

EXPERTS:  KRISSY MURPHY & ELISA BESELT, Consultant & Director, Consulting at The T1 Agency

EIC DOMAIN: Stakeholder Managment                 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify major trends in Canada’s sponsorship industry. 

2. Identify and address challenges for properties or suppliers are experiencing in sponsorship
3. Equip attendees with data, information and best practices in their conversations with corporate sponsors

LOCATION:  HOTELS RED DEER Breakout Room
 Sealed Room, 2nd Floor

 

 


“We Were Wrong the Whole Time – Racing to Fix Our Collective Event Sins”

What if you found out that maybe some of the key elements of how we plan our events have been flawed.  Flawed to the point where fundamental shifts could lead to positive contributions to healthier mind, body, fiscal balance and community contributions?   Witness some glaring data that challenges every spectrum of our industry on both sides of the border, both planner and suppliers alike.  Experience the push for a disruptive shift that may a lead us to a collective ‘a-ha’ moment.

EXPERT:  Trevor Lui,  Principal, The Highbell Group; With Special Guest Sandra Wood, Sustainability Ambassador 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1.  Understanding our planning cycle
2.  A balanced approach to the planning cycle
3.  Opportunities to increase health, wellness, productivity, balance fiscal management, community outreach, reduction of waste – collectively and balanced
4.  Who is involved and how everyone has an imperative role in the disruption of our status quo right down to academia.

LOCATION:  CAESARS WINDSOR Breakout Room
Signed Room, 2nd Floor

 

 

This workshop/speaker is bilingual & whisper translation will be available for this session.

Comment faire la différence entre une expérience satisfaisante et une expérience séduisante l’expérience client?

L’objectif est de sensibiliser les participants sur l’importance d’aimer son travail et d’avoir une passion, pour faire vivre une expérience humaine, qui dépasse les attentes, dans toutes les interactions des différentes équipes en contact avec le participant et d’inspirer ceux-ci à poser, au-delà des standards et des attentes opérationnelles, des « petits gestes » qui génère de l’émotion afin d’hausser la satisfaction des clients qui est gage de ventes, de recommandations et de fidélisation. Découvrez comment “vous” faites la différence.

Ayant subi six commotions cérébrales, Antoine Paradis-Tremblay, doit renoncer à ses deux passions, le hockey et le football l’âge de 14 ans. Déterminé, il développe une conférence sur l’importance d’avoir une passion; l’effet Bula. À l’âge de 17 ans, il donne sa première conférence devant un public de 250 personnes. Ce jeune adulte fait réfléchir sur l’importance d’aimer son travail et d’avoir une passion : sa mentalité est qu’un employé heureux égal un client heureux.

OBJECTIFS D’APPRENTISSAGE:
1. mettre à profit votre propre personnalité pour obtenir un impact positif
2. établir un lien de confiance
3. poser des petits gestes qui ont un impact durable sur la satisfaction

How to make the difference between a satisfactory experience and an ENGAGING customer experience?

The aim of this session is to make participants aware of the importance of loving one’s work and having passion in order to embody the human experience.  This will allow one to exceed expectations in all interactions with others. It will inspire participants to move beyond the standard operational questions while interacting and conversing.  Win clients over with “small gestures” that generate an emotional response in order to increase customer satisfaction, increasing sales, future recommendations and customer-loyalty. Discover how “you” make the difference.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• how to enhance your personal traits to make a positive impact
• Establishing a relationship of trust
• how the small things can  have a lasting impact on satisfaction

EXPERT:  ANTOINE PARADIS -TREMBLAY


LOCATION: QUEBEC CITY BUSINESS DESTINATION Breakout Room
Delivered Room, 2nd Floor

 

 

12:45pm- 1:45pm:

LOCATION:  Foyer 2nd Floor
**engagement experiences will be open throughout this time

 

1:45PM:   Duration- 45-60 minutes

LYNN WELLISH
“Could You Just Do One More Thing?”

NIAGARA FALLS BUSINESS EVENTS BREAKOUT Celtic II Room, 1st Floor

 


AARON KAUFMAN
“ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactive Designer”

CAESARS WINDSOR BREAKOUT Signed Room, 2nd Floor              

 DAVID SAEF
“Adult Learning Trends” 
HOTELS RED DEER BREAKOUT, Sealed Room, 2nd Floor

 

ANTOINE PARDIS -TREMBLAY
This workshop/speaker is bilingual & whisper translation will be available for this session.
How to make the difference between a satisfactory experience and an ENGAGING customer experience?
QUEBEC CITY BUSINESS DESTINATION BREAKOUT Delivered Room, 2nd Floor


1:45pm-4:15pm

 ROB ODDI
“Playing for the #WIN: Embracing Our Diversity As The Key To
Successful Innovation”
Duration: 150 Minutes

BANFF & LAKE LOUISE TOURISM PLENARY ROOM Newbridge Ballroom, 2nd Floor

2:45pm – 3:45pm

“Real Conversations Happen Here”

Ever notice how all the best conversations at conferences happen in the bar?    Well why don’t we just start there.  What if we could design a session that sparked those real conversations; the ones that help you solve problems and spark new ideas and collaborations.   Join your peers in the Saskatoon Saloon for a facilitated UnScripted Conversation, find UnExpected Discoveries and witness UnMatched Engagement.  We will then keep the conversation going beyond the session with drink tickets for you and a new connection compliments of Tourism Saskatoon.  Get ready to share ideas to sustain the learning beyond The Event.

EXPERT: Jennifer Spear, MBA,  Creative Strategist
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1.  Challenge your Assumptions about Events
2.  Collaborate with Peers and UnCover new Discoveries
3.  Experience how the Environment can Impact Learning and Engagement

 

LOCATION:  TOURISM SASKATOON SALOON  Options Jazz Lounge , Lobby

 

2:45-3:15pm: 


Break time should be for Experiences.  To find out how to make the most of your break time visit our ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES !

 

3:15pm:  Duration- 45-60 minutes

TAHIRA ENDEAN, CMP
“Using Intentional Event Design to Build Trust”
NIAGARA FALLS BUSINESS EVENTS BREAKOUT Celtic Room, 2nd Floor

 

 KRISSY MURPHY & ELISA BESELT
“Sponsorship Solutions”
HOTELS RED DEER BREAKOUT 
Sealed Room, 2nd Floor

 

 DOMINIQUE JEAN
Turning your Business Stay into Business Play:  How Physical Activity can Increase Productivity”
QUEBEC CITY BUSINESS DESTINATION BREAKOUT Delivered Room, 2nd Floor

 


4:15-5:15pm:


Have you had a braindate yet? To find out how to make the most of your break time visit our ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES and keep the learning going!

 


5:00pm:

Reception (Invite Only)
Exclusive Reception for INITIATIVE 1:1 Partners  and Planner Recipients who have benefited by their generous contributions.
LOCATION:  Shakers, 2nd Floor

                                                              

                          

                                                                             

 


5:00pm: Free EVENING – Dinner on Own

8:00pm: 

         

 

 

Don’t miss out on Rendezvous at the EVENT!  As the official after party, it’s the perfect place to connect with industry colleagues, while making new business connections.

Experience the Velvet Room, Ottawa’s’ premier 25+ club, and be prepared to mix, mingle and dance the night away for a good time and a good cause. All proceeds go to the MPI Foundation, fueling the growth of the meeting and events industry through individual scholarships and educational grants for MPI members worldwide.

LOCATION:  FAT TUESDAYS
*Shuttles will be looping from Brookstreet to Fat Tuesdays from 6:15pm to 11:15pm
**Separate Ticketed Event (All proceeds go to the MPI Foundation)