THE HEART OF THE NATION BEATS HERE
Meetings mean business in Winnipeg, where the welcomes are always warm. Located in the centre of Canada, this mid-sized, cosmopolitan city boasts a multicultural population where over 100 languages are spoken. Meeting planners reap the rewards here thanks to the city’s state-of-the-art, newly expanded convention centre and world-class off-site meeting venues. Only-in-Winnipeg experiences — from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to cocktails with polar bears at Assinboine Park Zoo — create memorable take-aways delegates will always remember from meeting here.
Winnipeg by the Numbers
TOTAL GUEST ROOMS6600
TOTAL MEETING SPACE63,800 sq m | 687,000 sq ft
RBC Convention Centre24,526 sq m | 264,000 sq ft |
Biggest hotel ballroom2,380 sq m | 25,000 sq ft |
Experts to help you plan
Central Time Zone
This place is perfect for meetings that
- Align with Winnipeg’s major economic sectors: clean energy, agribusiness, life sciences, ICT, advanced manufacturing and financial services pros are all here
- Want to spark conversation with memorable experiences
- Value a connected downtown that’s easy to navigate — it's only a 15-minute drive to the airport
- Applaud the arts, folklore and nature
- Enjoy authentic, Prairie hospitality
- Embrace original thought
You can count on
- Open hearts. Open minds. Winnipeg is open for business
- State-of-the-art RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg — features large exhibit space with natural light and complimentary WiFi
- A big bang for your meeting budget
- World-class galleries, museums, parks and performance spaces for group events
- Access to top performers, musicians, and dancers
- Winnipeg’s dynamic cultural and performing arts scene creating plenty of opportunities for discovery any day of the week before, after, or in-between meetings
Moving your people
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) to your registration desk: 15-minute drive
Once you’re here: Motorcoach, trolley, ice skates, kayak, canoe
Winnipeg will tuck you into a full range of guest rooms. From boutique to brand hotels you know, and an iconic historic hotel. Most of the major convention hotels connect by a heated indoor skywalk leading to the RBC Convention Centre, city attractions and great restaurants. Familiar names you’ll recognize include: Best Western, Delta, Fairmont, Hilton, Holiday Inn and Radisson.
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.
Groups from outside of Canada may be eligible for financial or tax incentives — inquire at time of booking
Biggest bang for your meeting buck
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Hosting our annual event in Winnipeg in 2019 was a great choice! The event venues were exceptional and convenient – just what our Members look for and appreciate. The remarkable service we received from professionals across the city made a tremendous difference and contributed to a very successful conference. Our delegates left Winnipeg with great memories and will no doubt be returning soon.
2019 Canadian Bar Association
The Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) is the national trade association representing Canada’s Credit Unions from coast to coast. The association truly appreciates the ability to go to one source for assistance with bids, RFPs, site selections, supplier services, entertainment options and offsite venues that are unique to Winnipeg. We felt that Tourism Winnipeg was an extension of our events team.
2019 Canadian Credit Union Association
Winnipeg is a go-to hub for hosting meetings and conventions, especially in the agriculture and agri-business manufacturing industries. Our city offers a one-stop shop in industry-leading research and development, while producing some of the most innovative foods on the market. We have successfully hosted many agribusiness-specific events of all sizes, including international conventions. Companies and researchers from around the world will find value in bringing their next event to Winnipeg.
2018 International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics
The Global Forum 2017 in Winnipeg was a complete success with more than 220 registered participants coming from 20 countries. The debates and exchanges that occurred during the panels were all high-level, with in-depth insights and various point of views expressed in a friendly atmosphere as well as networking among participants & companies from diverse sectors…The Global Forum 2017 in Winnipeg set the bar high for the first Canadian edition. The social events at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and Assiniboine Park Zoo also impressed the participants.
2017 ITEMS International
Winnipeg proved to be a great place for an international conference! The city was easy to navigate and there were so many options for shopping, dining and nightlife just steps away from the convention centre. The friendly people and outstanding service from the venue’s staff and suppliers created a winning combination that made the conference a huge success.
The Wildlife Society
The major benefits for us as an organization is that we get to experience the culture that is in this area, which is a diverse culture. The feedback I’ve had from those on tours has been absolutely fantastic. It's a lovely place to be because everybody is helpful and friendly. Winnipeg is setting the bar higher.
International Association of Women Police
With the development of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the vibrancy of the local Indigenous community, Winnipeg is a central destination for scholarly conferences on issues related to human rights and social justice.
2014 Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
Winnipeg is a clear choice for hosting meetings and conventions. It has the diversity and variety to accommodate any type of meeting. There is a lot available in Winnipeg and people are ready to lend you a hand.
2014 Winter Cycling Congress
Here's how we can help you get planning
The team at Destination Canada Business Events helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:
- Impartial insights
- Bid assistance
- Planning tool kit