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Association Meetings

Where Trendsetters Meet

Remember the kid in school you thought was a geek, but turned out to be super-cool? That’s Canada: hip, cool, turned on, and totally rad. The place everyone wants to hang.

Today’s in-the-know meeting planners recognize the appeal of Canada’s sophisticated safe urban centres: sustainable, green conference spaces, eclectic accommodations and only-in-Canada experiences that drive attendance. Trendsetting event pros innovate their meetings in unique Canadian resorts because they know untamed luxury sparks creativity and engagement. Stay ahead of the curve and up the hip-factor of your next event. Call on Canada. We’re ready to turn you on.

Conference Infrastructure

International Airports

22 International Airports with direct flight service to the U.S., UK, Europe and Asia.

Accommodations

In Canada you’ll find more than 50 different hotel brands with names you’ll recognize. Together they total 450,000 hotel rooms in a growing list of 8,200 properties. Choose from sleek and modern downtown convention hotels, or hip boutique properties in the heart of our cities’ cultural districts. Iconic castles and chalets standout from coast to coast, while cozy mountain lodges are just far enough away from it all, yet close to everything your delegates desire.

Before and after the main event, guests may extend their stay at one-of-a-kind accommodations they’ll only find here. Possibilities include:

 

Professional Conference Organizers (PCO’s)

Canada offers a network of professional conference organizers and event managers adept at executing the finest conference management details. From sponsorship to attendance marketing, from transportation logistics to organizing housing assignments; from creative event design to keynote speaker organization — you’ll find our PCOs professional, organized and distinctly Canadian.

Delegates in Cole Harbour

21st Century Meeting Spaces

Canada is dramatic, vast, and totally connected, just like our convention facilities. Across the country we have over 325,000 sq. m. / 3.5 million sq. ft. of convention space in cities large and small. Transforming them into your own private state-of-the-art knowledge centres is as easy as connecting with the Business Events Canada team to begin planning.

21st Century meeting spaces provide access to the latest conference and AV equipment. Thoughtfully designed, many offer inspiring views, natural daylight, ergonomically designed furniture, contemporary and flexible breakout areas, state-of-the-art technology.

There's Even More to Know About Canada

Proximity

Canada’s major gateway cities are clustered within 160 kilometres (100 miles) of the Canada-US border.

We Speak Your Language

English and French are our two official languages, but you can converse in hundreds of others.

  • You can travel just about anywhere in Canada using only English.
  • French is an official language and is spoken in every province, but the highest concentration of native French speakers is in Québec.

Canada’s Familiar Culture

Canadian culture may seem like many others—that’s because our population is made up of 200 different ethnic groups, melded together to create one big, diverse and welcoming country.

 

Canadian cuisine as wide as our northern skies

Three vast oceans, 160 million acres of rich farmland, millions of acres of wild forests, and 200 unique cultures all come together on eclectic and flavourful menus from coast to coast to coast. Combine our national love of the wild—wild game, wild salmon and cod, and wild edibles foraged in backyard forests—with our 94,000 restaurants, you’re bound to find both familiar and exotic plates here.

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada assists planners in bringing corporate, association and incentive events to Canada.

Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning toolkit