After much anticipation with the launch of the MRIA
Portal, our Blue Mountain Conference registration page is up! Follow this
to register under the early bird rate (until April 5th) of $749.00 for MRIA
Better still talk with your friends and colleagues and
link them to the MRIA Conference Web Site www.mria-arim.ca/Conference2007 to check out the impressive
line up of Keynote speakers and the many informative industry sessions.
And did we mention the social program....pre-conference
golf tournament, a Welcome Reception showcasing the Blue Mountains and Collingwood
and the sunset gala at the Top of Blue Mountain.
So don't be left behind: register early and we'll see you at Blue!
MRIA's Portal NOW LIVE!
The Board of Directors and staff of MRIA are pleased
to announce the launch of our new MRIA Portal. With the Portal's launch, our 2007 membership renewal process is now underway.
Membership renewal, both individual and Corporate, will now be done on-line via the Portal,
and the deadline to renew for 2007 is March 30. Continues...
L'ARIM lance son nouveau portail
Le conseil d'administration et le personnel de
l'ARIM ont le plaisir de vous annoncer le lancement du nouveau portail de
l'ARIM. En même temps que le lancement du portail, le processus de renouvellement
des adhésions de 2007 est maintenant démarré. Le renouvellement
de l'adhésion, individuelle et corporative, peut maintenant s'effectuer
en ligne par l'entremise du portail, et la date limite du renouvellement
est le 30 mars 2007. Continue...
Proposed Revised MRIA Standards for review and comments until March 20, 2007
The MRIA is planning to make important changes
to its existing Standards and Rules of Conduct. Please visit the Members-only
section of the Association's website to review two draft documents:
- MRIA Rules of Conduct and Good Practice
- MRIA Quality Standard for Marketing, Opinion and Social
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting
of Members of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA)
will be held as follows
- Date: Monday, March 26, 2007
- Time: 6:00 p.m. (local time)
- Location: InterContinental Toronto Yorkville - Barclay
220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1T8
(416) 324-5886 Direct
(416) 960-5200 Main
(416) 324-5889 Fax
For more information on the AGM and Hotel Accommodation,
please visit the MRIA website.
Help Us Meet Your Employee Skills and
Professional Development Needs: MRIA/Georgian College Joint Survey
Last week, we sent you an email inviting you to participate in a co-operative
MRIA/Georgian College survey about the future employee skills and education/professional
development that will be needed by the marketing research industry in Canada.
If you haven't already done so, please complete our on-line
survey today at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=160933208479.
The Survey Closes - March 9 - So Act Now!
Excellence in Research Awards -
Call For Submissions:
Celebrate excellence in marketing research and
intelligence, communications and advertising research, public opinion research,
competitive intelligence and data mining!
Enjoy the recognition you and your company's great work
deserves. Submissions are being accepted in the following categories:
- Best in Class
- Excellence Behind the Scenes
- Best Multinational
- Best Integration
- The Murray Philp Altruistic Award
Will your company, colleagues or researchers be honoured?
To find out more, please visit the MRIA
Website. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 4, 2007.
Prairie Chapter Luncheon: On-line Panels and the Pursuit of Science - March 13
Is your organization contemplating launching an on-line research panel? Are you concerned about the viability of this relatively new research methodology?
Wouldn't it be great to hear about the actual on-line panel experiences of others? The next MRIA Prairie Chapter luncheon will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg on March 13th, 2007.
In his presentation "On-line Panels and the Pursuit of Science: Lessons from the ParksListens Panel," Frank Grigel of Parks Canada will examine the strengths, weaknesses, and value of on-line
panels and forecast the future of this form of research tool. Visit the Prairie Chapter website, for more information and to register.
Alberta Chapter: Deadline to register for
Advanced Techniques of Marketing Research is approaching fast!
This core course, required for obtaining the CMRP (Certified Marketing Research Professional) designation,
will take place March 29-30, 2007 in Edmonton. This course is an introduction to multivariate analysis and covers
a wide range of techniques used to solve complex marketing problems. Register today
to avoid disappointment.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: ENERGIZE! - The 22nd
Annual QRCA Conference
The 2007 QRCA Conference Speaker Committee invites
you to submit your proposal for consideration as a conference speaker at
the 22nd Annual QRCA Conference, to be held Wednesday, October 24, to
Friday, October 26, 2007 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. QRCA members look
to the conference as a powerful learning experience that helps them grow
both professionally and personally. And the heart of that experience is
a broad range of engaging speakers - professionals like you - sharing their
insights and perspectives. All speaker applications must be submitted
by March 30, 2007. Click
here, for complete details.
Next "Live" B2B International
Webinar Series: April 25th, 2007.
Topic: B2B Marketing Trends and Best Practices...Insights and Implications
for Research. Ralph Oliva, Executive Director of the Institute For The
Study of Business Markets, will present and discuss the top B2B "trends"
and identify key B-to-B challenges and opportunities. For details and to
register, visit the B2B
A special thanks to our newest advertisers in Vue - Advitek Inc.,
Canada Post, and Uthink / Studentawards Inc. for sponsoring "People
and Companies in the News" for the remainder of 2007. Look
for promotions and special advertising offers on the MRIA
To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our
May 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is March 20, 2007. Contact
Stuart Hemerling, VUE editor at 604.721.0480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss
your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
Mar. 27 for the May 2007 issue
Apr. 27 for the June 2007 issue
For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book
your ad, please visit the MRIA
|Request for Proposal (RFP)|
The Request for Proposal section is a service to MRIA members. If your organization is seeking a qualified marketing research company
to look after your research project, this is the perfect vehicle to invite proposals. For more information, click here.
Whether you are looking for qualified researchers to expand your staff, or are trying to advance your career... the right place to start your search is our Career Section:
There are currently 16(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.
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