Bound by maple forests and the Saint John River, Fredericton is as much urban energy as small-town charm
Meetings are personal in Fredericton, a high-tech hub tucked along the Saint John River. An innovation-fuelled capital city evoking a small-town vibe, meeting planners find an instant connection in a community that takes every meeting to heart. Here, personal introductions spark dynamic opportunities to engage and network in art galleries, historic sites or at the farmer’s market. Planners appreciate the community and collaboration — delegates, the opportunity to explore beyond the convention centre’s walls. It’s easy to meet in Fredericton — leaving? Well, that’s a whole other story.
Fredericton by the Numbers
TOTAL GUEST ROOMS2000
TOTAL MEETING SPACE11,613 sq m | 125,000 sq ft
FREDERICTON CONVENTION CENTRE3,345 sq m | 36,000 sq ft |
1 000 Gala
BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM725 sq m | 7,800 sq ft |
Experts to help you plan
Atlantic Time Zone
This place is perfect for meetings that:
- Support high-tech and natural resources sectors, expert pros are here
- Like cities that value entrepreneurship and progressive industries
- Prefer meeting in locations with small town sensibilities and urban infrastructure
- Want an intriguing mix of activities: historical, cultural, technological and natural
You can count on:
- Open hearts. Open minds. Fredericton is open for business.
- Seamless meeting resources and sourcing through Fredericton Rendezvous partnership
- Free WiFi, citywide
- A historic city with a forward-thinking drive
- Your guests being inspired by Fredericton’s small town charms and creative energy
MOVING YOUR PEOPLE
Fredericton International Airport (YFC) to your registration desk: 15-minute drive
Once you’re here: kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, floating innertube
Upon arrival, your guests will recognize hotel brands like Delta, Ramada and, in 2017 the Hilton Garden Inn. Along with the international chains, there are also independent properties with all the amenities.
The Hilton is connected by pedway to the convention centre, which is connected by breezeway to The Playhouse Fredericton’s performing arts centre.
It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.
Biggest bang for your meeting buck
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Fredericton is not only beautiful, friendly and welcoming, but offers the Meetings and Events Industry some of the best amenities that rival a Tier 1 city. A state of the art Convention Centre, spectacular space at off-site venues such as the University of NB and Art Gallery; the beautiful and historic Crowne Plaza in the heart of downtown, and a true Urban Resort at the Delta Fredericton. And let’s not forget free WiFi everywhere! I can’t wait to come back.
ProPlan Conferences & Events
Our February 2013 conference for CanSPEP is still receiving rave reviews from delegates more than a year later. This was truly a memorable experience and the hospitality of Fredericton was second to none. The collaboration of all the hospitality partners was unique and we were especially impressed with the venues, entertainment and cuisine. I would definitely recommend Fredericton to my clients and colleagues and look forward to the next opportunity to meet there!
Bayley Group Conference Management
What a lovely city you have - the warm Maritimes hospitality was extended to our conference delegates everywhere – from the Wu Centre staff, the hotel staff, the many cab drivers we met, and the Frederictonians on the street. I took an extra day to walk around downtown on Saturday, and I am very impressed with the array of stores you have, offering high end clothing to wonderful arts and crafts. The comments I received from delegates talked about how beautiful and friendly Fredericton is. Thank you again for your support during the planning stages of this event.
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