Feel the Buzz this Summer

Summer in Winnipeg is the best and this year at the RBC Convention Centre it is going to be off the chart! What is typically known as a slow season for conventions, this summer will not be the case.

“July and August is normally quiet for conventions as most organizations realize that delegates and attendees are on holidays,” said David Chizda, Director, Sales & Business Development, RBC Convention Centre.  “But we hope that trend is changing as we’re excited to be hosting two back-to-back conventions in July and two back-to-back conventions in August. This is unprecedented and we like it!”

Chizda adds that it’s not that these are small conventions either. They are bringing a significant number of delegates to our city this summer.

“The Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting takes place July 15-18 with 600 delegates followed immediately by the Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference July 19-22 with 750 delegates expected. Then from August 19-22 we host 800 delegates attending the Canadian Medical Association Annual Meeting followed by the Royal Canadian Legion’s 47th Dominion Convention from August 25-29 with over 1000 attendees from around the world.”

In some cases, there’s programming and events planned for spouses, guests and families which is a great way to get a taste of the city.

“We hope that delegates and attendees extend their time in Winnipeg and take advantage of everything our city and province has to offer,” Chizda adds. “There is plenty to explore and experience from festivals, museums, patios and other attractions that come alive during the summer.”

A convention centre acts as a vehicle for spending that ends up practically everywhere in the local economy.  From the time delegates arrive, they start using a whole range of goods and services from hotels, transportation, entertainment, recreation, attractions, meals, shopping and so much more.

The forecast this summer is looking great for the RBC Convention Centre and the economy.