Michael Shannon, CMP
In a world where meeting planners are charged with always reimagining and doing more with less, give your attendees a completely immersive experience by bringing your next meeting to Canada. Meeting north of the border not only drives an improved Return on Experience, but ultimately, it will drive a better ROI for your organization. Need ideas, insights or introductions? I'm happy to connect you to the right resources — here's how you can reach me:
Why Canada for your next meeting?
Dynamic destinations that wow. Amazing group experiences. Off-the-grid luxury retreats. Cities that pulse with 24-hour energy. All of it for considerably less thanks to the low Canadian dollar. There are plenty of reasons to put Canada on your list of considerations for meetings and events; here are our top ten:
YOU’RE ALWAYS WELCOME
Open minds. Open hearts. Everyone’s welcome here.
Genuine hospitality is our calling card.
CAD $ = your best value proposition
The exchange on the Canadian dollar is as sweet as maple syrup. For most currencies, but especially the U.S., you can expect up to a 20% savings. Tax rebates, financial incentives, and seasonal savings stretch your budget even further. More bells and whistles for your program, or accounting accolades — your call.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Canada’s vast landscape is punctuated with distinct destinations — urban, coastal, mountain, prairie, or on the edge of the wilderness — meeting and event planners find endless options here.
STATE-OF-THE-ART CONVENTION FACILITIES
Soaring mountains, bustling harbours and dynamic urban views — no matter where they're located, Canada’s convention centres offer a distinctly Canadian sense of place. LEEDs-designed, BOMA-certified sustainable facilities pair with award-winning event production, catering, and destination management companies to deliver event excellence.
THE PLACE TO BE
Easy to get to, safe, culturally diverse, and welcoming — attendance and delegate engagement both soar with an invitation to convene in Canada.
WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?
Intimate board meetings for a few, or a citywide take-over of thousands — you’ll find the perfect fit in Canada, where size really doesn’t matter.
We’re closer than you think
You can touch down in our major cities within hours on direct flights from just about everywhere. Coming from the U.S.? Better still. Leading Canadian cities huddle close to the U.S. border, most within 160 kilometres (100 miles). This means quick flights from major hubs.
WHERE CORPORATE LEGENDS ARE CREATED
The promise of Canada is an incentive worth working for. Polar bear watching. Counting icebergs. Wilderness safaris. Rocky Mountain retreats. Cosmopolitan luxury getaways. Here, deeply immersive experiences highlight Canada’s unique culture from coast to coast to coast.
EXPERTS TO GUIDE THE WAY
The Canada Border Services Agency welcomes meeting groups here daily. The pros at our International Events and Convention Services Program and Regional Coordinator equip international planners with straightforward directions to import/export trade shows.
CAPTURING HEARTS AND MINDS ACROSS THE GLOBE
Canada grabs headlines for all the right reasons! Topping countless best of, best cities, top ski resorts and smart convention centre lists, it’s easy to understand why both the New York Times and Lonely Planet declared Canada the “IT” destination for 2017.
52 Places to go in 2017 “A northern neighbor is a world to explore.”
Best in Travel 2017 TOP COUNTRIES #1
2017 Destination of the Year