OTTAWA MEET WEEK
FEBRUARY 5-8, 2024
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In 2022, five organizations announced a joint initiative that encouraged hundreds of association executives, meeting, tourism, hotel and hospitality professionals meet face-to-face. That event has long been known as Ottawa Meet Week and now, those same five organizations are working hard to get you all the information you need in order to take advantage of the benefits that come with being part of such a unique event!
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 5-6, 2024
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.
FEBRUARY 6, 2024
For the 9th 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 6, the night before CSAE Tete a Tete, 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.
FEBRUARY 7, 2024
Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Tête-à-Tête 2024, hosted by CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau. We are thrilled to announce the return of this premier event on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, 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 2024 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 3.O – Hosted by the MPI Foundation Canadian Council
FEBRUARY 7, 2024
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 on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – Doors open at 8 PM, show starts at 9 PM 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! Secure your Tickets now – CAD 60.00 per person.
Name of Event: LOL 3.0
Host: MPI Foundation Canadian Council
Time of Event: 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm. The show starts at 9 pm
Location of Event: Laugh Lounge, 61 York Street, Ottawa K1N 9C7
PCMA LUNCH ‘N LEARN
FEBRUARY 8, 2024
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!
The event has been created with three segments: 90 minutes of networking at the beginning followed by an hour of education. A buffet will open thirty minutes before the keynote, so come hungry!
11:00 am: Middle Mingle (for those attending MPI in the morning)
12:00 pm: Doors Open and Networking Begins
12:30 pm: Buffet Lunch is Served
1:00 pm: Keynote/Panel session/Discussion
2:00 pm: Event Close