Preferred Partners

The RBC Convention Centre has a long history of working with some of Winnipeg’s most respected and dependable companies with years of experience in the meetings and conventions industry.  We encourage you to consider contacting one of our preferred partners as we are confident they would provide you with exceptional service that would help make your event a success.


A/V Equipment - Encore Canada

Encore Canada (previously Freeman Audio Visual Canada) is the onsite supplier of audio/visual services at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and is a leading provider of event technology, staging, creative and production services. They offer a complete range of audio visual and presentation technology services including audio visual and computer rental event staging, simultaneous interpretation, audience response and multi-microphone discussion systems, exhibit and tradeshow solutions, webcasting, press conferences, technical coordination and presentation management for meetings, conventions, corporate events and trade shows.


Display Company - Central Display

Central Display Ltd. is a Manitoba owned and operated company and is one of Canada’s premier trade show, exhibition and special event service providers. With over 35 years industry experience, they have become Manitoba’s leading tradeshow provider.

Their reputation has been built on attention to detail, communication and on time, cost effective error free service.

In addition to their extensive inventory, they also offer the following event services:
Exhibit Installation/Dismantle, Inbound & Outbound Material Handling/Storage, Staging/Risers/Platforms & Graphics/Signage/Displays.

Central Display understands the level of service that is required in successful event production and their team strives for total client satisfaction.

It’s what they do…and they are known for the companies they keep.


Emergency Medical Services - Aim For Life

Aim For Life Incorporated provides standby Emergency Medical Services to community based events. Equipped to stabilize both life threatening and non-urgent medical emergencies that could occur until EMS arrives, they work with events to make guests are safe. Aim For Life has provided community based first aid services for Indigenous Day Live, the University of Manitoba, Red River Exhibition ground events, The Forks, and events for the Osborne Village Biz. Caring for crowds ranging in size from 600 to 30,000 people, Aim For Life works with you to develop a safety plan tailored for your unique event to ensure all of the volunteers, attendees and staff are going to be cared for the best possible way.


Entertainment - Danny Kramer Dance Band

The award-winning Danny Kramer Dance Band is the top corporate/dance/party and wedding band in Manitoba and has recently been awarded Entertainer of the Year for Canada by the prestigious Canadian Event Industry Awards. Danny and his high energy band will PACK your dance floor and leave your guests with smiling faces and tired feet.

They are honoured to have performed at the incredible RBC Convention Centre many times over the years and look forward to bringing their passion and talent to your next event. Offering everything from solo pianists, to jazzy duos, trio and quartets, along with their high-energy 7 to 14 piece dance band, Danny and his group can supply all your entertainment needs.

If you are looking to take your event over the top with world class entertainment, look no further than the Danny Kramer Dance Band.


Event Planner - Strauss event & association management

Strauss is Winnipeg’s most connected event management company. With over 20 years of experience in managing conference and producing signature events, they offer expertise and industry knowledge that lead their clients to excellence.

Strauss works with clients who always strive for the next level of performance – clients who care about quality.

They have developed strong and reliable business and institutional relationships from coast to coast and internationally, allowing them to connect their clients with state-of-the-art technology, expert suppliers, and industry best practice so they can enhance their profile and achieve greater levels of success.

Through their expertise, connections, and commitment to client service, Strauss produces exceptional signature events and elevates the performance of associations.

Contact Strauss regarding their event management and event production services for your next conference, tradeshow, special event or gala dinner.


Florist - Academy Florist

Academy Florist opened its doors in Winnipeg over 35 years ago. They pride themselves in not only their expertise as professional florists but their love for good and intentional floral design. Flowers carry with them life, celebration and beauty and have the power to change the atmosphere of any space.

Without any doubt, you are in the best hands with Academy Florist. They have every intention of blowing you away when you see the flowers at your event or on your wedding day.

Every piece no matter how big or small was created for you with love and intention because Academy Florist truly loves what they do.


Furnishings - LoungeWorks

Loungeworks provides furniture rental, event design, floral and production management support to the event, film, trade show, banquet and hospitality industries.

They offer a full range of high-end designer furniture for all of your event, meeting and tradeshow needs. Loungeworks can supply furniture, accessories, delivery, set-up support and project management across Canada.

From offices in Vancouver and Winnipeg, Loungeworks designs and fits-out VIP hosting spaces, parties, meetings, receptions showrooms and sales spaces.

Their event design and production management teams offer simple furniture rental or turnkey solutions that will make your next event more comfortable, more striking and more memorable. Contact Loungeworks for a free design consultation.


Photographer - Manuel Sousa Photography

Known for his innovative style and unrivaled attention to detail, Manuel Sousa has been Winnipeg's photographer of choice for more than 25 years. In that time, he has amazed clients and exceeded expectations at corporate events, formal galas, AGMs, head shots, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and awards ceremonies.

Manuel Sousa has earned a reputation for being creative, trustworthy and caring. Couple this with his use of the most current, state-of-the-art technology and the result is photography of the highest quality. His services include a “Prime Time” photo booth that has social media compatibility and is stocked with a unique selection of props. He also uses the fastest and highest quality printers to produce prints in real time and onsite!

Manuel Sousa Photography takes great pride and joy in contributing to the success of clients' events. He works tirelessly to identify his client's needs, execute on their visions, and document shared memories. He will take care of all the details - big and small - so you don't have to. From intimate to very large, Manuel Sousa Photography has photographed some of the most important events in Winnipeg and can manage all your photographic needs.


Printer - Print Express & Copy Company

With over 25 years serving the RBC Convention Centre and its clients, Print Express & Copy Company specializes in providing high quality print service along with a fast turnaround. They offer a full digital copy and print facility with an extensive range of services on site.

While they are equipped to complete your print projects months in advance, they are also equipped to accommodate any last minute printing, copying and signage needs that may arise. Print Express can deliver the finished product directly to your event space, ready room or booth. On Time - Done right! Contact them in advance about your needs, special conference pricing and weekend availability. They are happy to assist you in every way possible in making your corporate event, trade show or convention a huge success!

Print Express is conveniently located across the street from the RBC Convention Centre, on the corner of Edmonton and York - just steps away from where your event will take place.


Transportation - Exclusive Bus Lines

Exclusive Bus Lines is a charter bus company providing bus transportation from Manitoba to points across all of Canada and the United States. In their many years of business, their service is growing fast and their reputation is second to none.

Their charter fleet consists of 16 motor coaches varying in seating capacity from 24 to 56 passengers and are equipped with Wi-Fi for Canada and the United States, DVD, stereo, PA Systems, TV Monitors, air conditioning, restrooms and plenty of undercarriage storage space. Whether your group is 5 or 500 people, they have the transportation solution to meet your needs. Their modern fleet of coaches are well maintained and regularly inspected to ensure minimal down time for equipment and quick response to any mechanical issues.

Exclusive Bus Lines operates within the laws governing the charter bus industry and strives to be the safest bus operator on the road. All coaches are equipped with AED machines and drivers are all CPR and First Aid certified to ensure the utmost safety and security on board. Drivers have 24/7 availability to dispatchers to respond to all your group’s needs and are D.O.T certified with all the necessary licenses and Insurance to operate as a charter bus company.

At Exclusive Bus Lines, they believe in providing the best customer service coupled with the finest professional drivers in Manitoba with staff that goes above and beyond to meet and exceed your expectations and needs.


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