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Volume 1, Issue 6

May 17, 2005

Tribute to Joe Doyle

Special Event
Joe Doyle, proud Canadian and American ex-pat, founded the Professional Marketing Research Society on June 8, 1960. Join us to honour Joe as he is named the first Member and Fellow of the MRIA.

Special Guest Speaker
Michael Adams of Environics: "Crossing The Border: When An American Moves to Canada", based on his best-selling book. In honour of Joe Doyle, Michael's presentation will draw on insights about Canadian/American differences.

Special Location
The Ontario Club, site of the early PMRS meetings.

June 8th, 2005

Register today as space is limited. Visit the Toronto Chapter Website.

June 19 to 21, 2005, in Halifax, Nova Scotia

One Month to the Conference!!
to book your rooms at the special conference rate at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel - deadline is May 19! Don't miss your opportunity to stay at the Conference venue! Call the Nova Scotia Check In MRIA Conference Line at 1.866.456.5874 and book your room now.

AND ONE MONTH TO THE CONFERENCE!! REGISTER NOW to ensure your space at the conference and to take advantage of the optional events. We will be sending delegates workshop selection forms and ask you return these quickly. We want to make sure you get to see your workshops of interest!

The 2005 National Marketing Research Conference in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia has been designed as a "Conference to remember" and includes:

  • International Speakers and Exhibitors
  • Thought Provoking and Educational Sessions
  • Unique Networking Opportunities
  • Nova Scotia Hospitality and Entertainment including a Sail on the Bluenose II, a Kitchen Party, Lobster Dinner and an Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour

Browse the Conference Website and take a look at what is being offered. We hope you will be intrigued by the international caliber of the Conference. Feel free to share the Program Brochure and Registration Information or forward the links to your colleagues, and watch for continuous updates.

Of course, what we would like most of all is to see you at the Conference!

Save 10% on your airfare to the MRIA Conference
MRIA has arranged 10% discounts when you book with CanJet Airlines or WestJet. For details, click here.

If you are interested in accommodation information or bookings call the MRIA Conference Line at 1.866.456.5874. The Nova Scotia Check In Information and Reservation agents will be glad to help you plan your trip and can provide a free 2005 Nova Scotia Doers' and Dreamers' Guide.

Deadlines approaching fast for upcoming courses. Register today to avoid disappointment!
May 26, 27, 30, 31: Fundamentals of Marketing Research (Ottawa)
June 3: Getting Beneath the Surface in Qualitative Research (Ottawa)
Book these courses now and save $50!
June 22: Advanced Qualitative Research: Intro to Semiotics: How Symbols, Packaging, & Advertising Communicate (Halifax)
June 22: Measuring Brand Equity (Halifax)
Book this course now and save $200!
June 9-10: Moderator Training: Advanced (Toronto)
For the complete 2005 Course Program, visit the Education website.

Innovative Perspectives
Toronto on September 16th, 2005
Toronto, Ontario

MRIA QRD & QRCA, the two leading associations of qualitative suppliers and clients in Canada, have joined forces to provide a truly exciting and informative conference for members of both organizations. We are now pleased to announce that the first QRD & QRCA Joint Conference will be held in Toronto on September 16th, 2005.

Call for Papers
We are currently seeking speakers to present at this new and innovative conference. Two keynote speakers and presenters for breakout sessions are required. Any topic consistent with the theme: "Innovative Perspectives in Qualitative Research" will be considered.

For more information, please visit the QRD website.

The deadline for applications is June 16th, 2005.

Write articles for Vue Magazine

By Nikita James Nanos, VP Publications, President Elect

We encourage all VUE readers to submit articles, letters and ideas. Please e-mail VUE Editor Nikita James Nanos at nnanos@sesresearch.com indicating the topic on which you are interested in sharing your views or experience. Submissions should be between 600 and 1,200 words in length and should focus on topics relevant to the market research industry in Canada.

Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our July edition. The article submission deadline is May 20th, 2005.

Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
May 25 for the July 2005 issue
June 24 for the August 2005 issue

For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book your ad, please visit the MRIA website.

BC Chapter News

Please join us for our Annual President's Dinner on May 24, 2005. This year we are hosting it at the historic Fish House in Stanley Park. This year's event will be an Interactive Panel Presentation and "Town Hall" Discussion. For more details, please visit the BC Chapter website.

Ottawa Chapter News

May 26, 27, 30, 31: Fundamentals of Marketing Research - A School of Marketing Research Core Course taught by Jaonne McNeish, CMRP and MRIA Fellow, designed to cover the key, basic topics in marketing research. The participant who receives the highest grade on the exam will receive the Joseph Doyle award which includes a $1000 cash prize. For more information and to register, click here.

Ottawa Chapter Members: Register for the MRIA National Conference... and upgrade your room; or reduce your hotel bill; or pay for the mini bar charges... ON US! The Ottawa Chapter has arranged for a special incentive - for the first 20 members of our chapter who register for the conference June 19 - 21, 2005 at the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax, NS. Read about the incentive here.

Atlantic Chapter News

We're excited about the 2005 National Marketing Research Conference being hosted in our region from June 19 to 21 - we're looking forward to meeting with you at the conference, sharing some insights and showing you the best our hospitality has to offer. We are also busy working on the first MRIA National Golf Championship on June 22nd at the beautiful Chester Golf Club. Our aim is to have some friendly competition with stimulating golf, a casual dinner and some fun prizes too. For more details, please follow the link.

Prairie Chapter News
Prairie Chapter Luncheon Series a big success! The powerpoint presentation for the May 4 Luncheon with Western Opinion Research on their Perception Analyzer System Technology is now available for download. The event was really successful and well attended. Don't miss out on the next one - details coming soon.

Montreal Chapter News

Pour des nouvelles de chapitre de Montréal, téléchargez svp la version dernière de «Forum» (Avril 2005), le bulletin de l'APRM.

For Montreal Chapter news, please download the latest version of the "Forum" Newsletter (April 2005).

Just Published!
CJMR just published! Members with the May Vue, and libraries who paid for a subscription, have all received the first copy of the Canadian Journal of Marketing Research published under the MRIA banner. New look, same quality for the only Canadian-based journal on market research. See the bookstore order form to purchase copies.

Career Opportunities

Need a Career Change?
Whether you are looking for qualified researchers to expand your staff, or if you are trying to advance your career... the right place to start your search is our Career Section: There are currently 8(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

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Please note that this service is currently still being provided from the PMRS website.

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