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CMP Information Session/Professional Development Workshop November 2017 plus Copper Skillet Chefs Competition and Networking Lunch

Nov 15, 2017

Are you interested in earning your CMP? Join your industry colleagues on November 15th to learn all you need to know about becoming a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Find out who qualifies to write, what the process entails, what the exam covers, exam best practices, and even strategies for recertification.
Hear from current CMPs who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at what our spring 2018 Study group will look like.
This is a Free Information Session for the CMP only! There is a fee for the lunch and PD Workshop.

Take a Step into the Future and Understand our Today
The Future of Meetings

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The way people interact has changed, a lot! This includes their interactions at meetings and events as well as in the virtual world. Let’s take this opportunity to consider global research findings presented by Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC looking at what our meeting surroundings are doing for us and what we might be missing; assessing latest food and beverage trends with a panel of experienced chefs, along with a discussion on challenges planners are having in relation to allergens and dietary requirements. We will look at the meeting rooms as well as any networking and social settings to understand how to think differently and engage on a new level.  

What's Hot? What's Not! Social Media Event Engagement Strategies that Work in 2018

What worked like a charm in 2016 won't necessarily work in 2018. Setting up your social media accounts was probably a breeze. But outside of the random post here and there, your accounts just sit there collecting digital dust. If you are fresh out of new content ideas, don't know what to post during the event planning process or question why someone would even care about what you share in between events, then you can't afford to miss this session. You'll find out why creating great content doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. Cher Jones will teach you the top strategies and the best online tools to keep your social media accounts active and full of attention commanding posts that your network will love to like, comment and share. You'll never say I don't know what to post again!

 Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn how meeting spaces are evolving to adopt to the new collaborative style of learning delivery that exists today.
  • Consider the different venues types and non-traditional room layouts that help foster connections between the presenter and among delegates.
  • Understand better the culinary trends associated with meetings and events
  • Develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants.
  • Better understand how to work with venues to relay all the valuable information needed related to diets and allergens
  • Top strategies for online tools that work
  • Ability to create more attention commanding social media posts
  • Knowledge of social media trends and trending tools
11:00am - 11:30am - CMP Information Session
11:30am - 12:00pm - Registration
12:00pm  -  1:30pm - Copper Skillet Chefs Competition & Networking Lunch
  1:30pm  -  3:00pm - Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC – Visioning the Future of the Meetings Industry (will include special chef panel)
  3:00pm  -  3:30pm - Break
  3:30pm  -  5:00pm - Cher Jones, What's Hot? What's Not! Social Media Event Engagement Strategies that Work in 2018

Location – Vantage Venues (formerly St. Andrews Club)
Sun Life Financial Tower
150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9, Canada

Ottawa Tourism and the Shaw Centre
Vantage Venues
D.E. Systems
The Image Commission

Registration Now Open!