Fredericton hosts provincial meeting industry trade show
Fredericton (April 8, 2014) Thursday April 10, 2014 has been designated “National Meetings Industry Day” by Meeting Planners International (MPI), with events being held across Canada to celebrate the importance of meetings and conventions to the economy, and to recognize stellar contributions to the industry’s success.
To honour this day, the Fredericton Convention Centre will be the host venue for a full day of meeting industry and business events.
9:00 – 11:30am Advantage New Brunswick Meeting Planner Showcase
11:30 - 2:00pm National Meetings Industry Day luncheon
4:00 – 7:00pm Tri-City Chamber Business Expo
The Advantage New Brunswick Meetings Planner Showcase features more than 30 exhibitors from across the province representing industry partners such as hotels, meeting venues and destination management organizations, who will meet with meeting and event planners from associations, government, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. This biannual event brings together event planners and partners to exchange information, best practices and to discuss new trends in the industry.
More than 100 delegates from across New Brunswick are expected to attend the Advantage NB Showcase.
At noon, Fredericton will join Halifax to host 1 of 8 simultaneous events across Canada, as part of Meetings Planners International (MPI) National Meetings Industry Day. As partners in the MPI Atlantic Chapter, the Fredericton event will be held in conjunction with members in Halifax, and the two events will be video-conferenced together, sharing keynote speaker Joel Sweeney on the topic: “You are the voice of the Meetings and Events Industry. Is your voice being heard?"
Three exciting announcements will also be made, including Canada’s national industry economic impact, a presentation of the Influence Award, and MPI Atlantic Chapter’s Supplier of the Year, Planner of the Year, and Festival of the Year finalists for MPI Atlantic’s annual awards gala which will be held in June.
From 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the annual Tri City Chamber Business Expo will feature more than 90 exhibitors from across the province in the convention centre’s ballroom, with an expected attendance of more than 300 New Brunswick business people.
For more information visit www.frederictonconventions.ca, and check the events listing.
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Media are welcome to attend all events. For lunch we do require an RSVP to ensure we have seat for you.
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About Meetings Planners International (MPI)
MPI was founded in 1972 and has more than 20,000 members, representing 86 countries, from 71 clubs & chapters. MPI’s mission is to provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.
About the Fredericton Convention Centre
The Fredericton Convention Centre, located in downtown Fredericton, features a 1,159-square-metre (12,480 square foot) ballroom, which can accommodate a dinner for 1000 people or a stand-up event for 1,300. The facility includes an additional 799-square-metres (8,600 square feet) of flexible meeting space, ideal for breakout sessions, executive board meetings and special events.
The facility features a high definition video conference room, complimentary high-speed wireless and wired internet, and programmable digital signage. It is connected to the 709-seat Fredericton Playhouse and Chancery Place. Delegates are within walking distance of the many cultural attractions, shops, boutiques and restaurants of New Brunswick’s Capital City. www.frederictonconventions.ca