2025 Ottawa Meet Week

Feb 24-28, 2025

Ottawa Meet Week is a four-day roller coaster consisting of events hosted by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), Meeting Professionals International (Ottawa Chapter), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA Canada East Chapter), Destination Direct Canada and REVEAL Social.

Check back to this page for updates, news, sponsor spotlights and a peak “behind the scenes at Ottawa Meet Week”!

Ottawa Meet Week is a four-day roller coaster consisting of events hosted by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), Meeting Professionals International (Ottawa Chapter), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA Canada East Chapter), Destination Direct Canada and REVEAL Social. Check back to this page for updates, news, sponsor spotlights and a peak “behind the scenes at Ottawa Meet Week”!

DESTINATION DIRECT CANADA

FEBRUARY 24-25, 2025

Destination Direct Canada is a Hosted Buyer program during 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, site selectors and association executives based in Canada who have at least one national conference that rotates to at least three Canadian provinces/territories.

The DDC Hosted Buyer program is unique in the MICE industry (MICE = Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions, not the Mickey and Minnie kind).  We’re all used to Hosted Buyer programs that have the buyers moving around the trade show floor to meet the sellers. At DDC, the DMOs are all in their own suites, in an all suite hotel, branded with their own identity, colours, swag and everything that makes them shine. The hosted buyers have a schedule and based on meetings they get to pre-select through a matchmaking software, they join the DMO rep in the suite for a 15-minute uninterrupted conversation.

Imagine what you could get done in 15 minutes with DMOs from most Canadian provinces and territories! You could meet with almost all the destination representatives across Canada and figure out in less than two days which cities CAN actually host your next conference.

REVEAL SOCIAL

FEBRUARY 25, 2025

For the 10th 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!

Do you find that invitations and appointments can fill your schedule making it challenging to fit it all in and see everyone? We have created an evening of socializing with some of the best destinations and supplier partners around and we want YOU to join us for an evening of music, fun and food.

Join us on Tuesday evening, February 25, the night before CSAE Tête-à-Tête, where you have the opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues during an informal, casual gathering. This evening is all about reconnecting and making new connections so that the rest of Ottawa Meet Week can be focused on business appointments and learning.

CSAE TÊTE-à-TÊTE

FEBRUARY 26, 2025

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Tête-à-Tête 2025, hosted by CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau. We are thrilled to announce the return of this premier event on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2025 at the EY Centre in Ottawa. Tête-à-Tête will once again bring together leaders from associations, not-for-profits, and government agencies nationwide. Delve into the heart of the association community, discover a myriad of exhibitors offering innovative products and services tailored to help you achieve your organizational objectives. Don’t miss out on the networking opportunities and invaluable insights that Tête-à-Tête 2025 has in store for you!

REGISTRATION IS FREE!  All association and not-for-profit executive directors and employees, meeting and event planners, and government procurers attend at NO COST. Please note that shuttle buses from downtown Ottawa will be available for delegates and free parking is available at the EY Centre all day.

LOL 4.O – Hosted by the MPI Foundation Canadian Council 

DATE & TIME TBD

Back by popular demand, this Ottawa Meet Week featured event is the hottest ticket in town. LOL 3.0 promises to deliver a great night out, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show!

Join us with a curated list of comics at our favorite venue – The Laugh Lounge, located in the Byward Market (61 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C7). Your first drink is on us and we’ll serve some tasty snacks too.

Keep checking back for additional information on the lineup! This fundraising event is brought to you by the MPI Foundation Canadian Council. Don’t wait – DONATE! 

Name of Event: LOL 40
Host: MPI Foundation Canadian Council
Time of Event: TBD
Location of Event: Laugh Lounge, 61 York Street, Ottawa K1N 9C7

PCMA LUNCH ‘N LEARN

DATE & TIME TBD

Join us at PCMA Canada East Chapter’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn event during the annual Ottawa Meet Week. This is the place to be for all industry professionals across the region!

MPI OTTAWA – EDUCATION

DATE & TIME TBD

 Name of Event: Details to come
Host: MPI Ottawa
Time of Event: 
Location of Event: 

MPI Ottawa Charity Auction & Dinner

DATE & TIME TBD

When we meet, we can change our communities!

As event professionals, we can help make a difference. Whether it be an education conference that allows for accreditation or a meeting between different organizations to build new partnerships, every meeting, focus group, or convention, provides the opportunity for positive change in our communities.

We are excited to provide you with the opportunity to help make a difference in the Ottawa-Gatineau community. Once again, we will be raising money for the following charities:

Click on the links above to learn more about each one of these amazing organizations.

Auction Prizes
Without the generosity of our members, the auction could not happen. Donations have included:

  • Gift certificates for hotel stays, restaurants or events;
  • Hand crafted articles like mitts and scarves
  • Art pieces
  • Various baskets of wellness products, books, or treats.

Consider donating a prize that showcases your talents, venues, or locations. Click here to make a donation.

Tentative Agenda:

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm –   TBD
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – TBD

Name of Event: MPI Charity Auction & Dinner
Host: MPI Ottawa
Time of Event: TBD
Location of Event: TBD