It’s a Date!
(November 12, 2013) – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights recently announced they will be opening their doors to the world on September 20, 2014. What a great day that will be for our city, province and country!! Stuart Murray, President and CEO, was quoted as saying “it will be a historic moment for Canada and a proud day for Manitoba, as we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world.”
Conventions that are confirmed or are considering bringing their meetings here have expressed interest in using the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for delegate tours, an off-site venue or as part of a delegate companion program. Now with an actual opening date, we’re working to ensure plans are being made to bring those delegates and their families to Winnipeg.
With an estimated 250,000 people expected to visit the Museum each year, Economic Development Winnipeg has projected the annual gross economic impact to be at $159 million, with estimated annual direct expenditures of $79 million.
With the highest spend from any visitor into Winnipeg coming from the meetings and conventions market, our contribution to the economic impact of our city is huge!
The expansion and renovation of our facility is underway. As the new kid on the block embarking on a construction project, we will see our building almost double in size with the capacity of hosting a greater volume of meetings and conventions from a variety of markets that have a need for increased space. We have a long way to go but we too, are excited to show the world our new facility in 2016.
There’s a renaissance being felt in our city. With the opening of the museum, the Journey to Churchill exhibit opening soon, return of the Jets, a new stadium, the SHED district, major retailers opening shop, new hotels and other new convention and meeting infrastructure popping up, it makes packaging our city as a convention destination an easy sell.
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