Events held at the Québec City Convention Centre in 2017-2018 generated $101 million of economic impact for the area, a 10 per cent increase over the previous fiscal year.
The centre, which is the largest meeting space in the Québec City area, hosted 170 events and 205,000 conference-goers in 2017/18. The year’s meetings included 56 conferences, 18 of them international. The centre’s overall satisfaction rating from clients and attendees topped 97 per cent.
“This has been an excellent year for the Québec City Convention Centre. Québec City’s reputation as an exceptional conference destination, the quality of our services and the guest experience, and our knowledgeable, experienced staff all play a part in these positive results,” says Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard. “The work continues and our people are giving their all to make every event a success. The next few years promise to be very exciting as well, with 187 events already confirmed on the calendar between now and 2022.”
Québec City ranks fourth in Canada for the number of international events held, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
The Québec City Convention Centre is certified LEED Canada-CI, LEED-BE Silver, BOMA BESt Level 3 and AIPC Quality Standards gold level. It was named World’s Best Convention Centre by AIPC in 2006 and was a finalist for the same award in 2014. A leader in sustainability and quality standards, it was the first Canadian conference centre to offer its delegates, exhibitors and guests free high-speed wireless Internet access with unlimited data transfer.