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Do you sit on a board or committee, or work in a specialized field? We want to help bring your organization's next meeting or convention to Winnipeg. Dear Winnipeggers, Our city is growing and thriving, and the work we do to continue that growth will propel Winnipeg forward in remarkable ways. Our city is home to an amazing slate of world-class assets like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo, and The Forks. From every angle, Winnipeg has much to be proud of and a lot to brag about. I know Winnipeg's future can be even more incredible, and you can play a starring role in making this happen. Hosting meetings and conventions is a great way to move the economic needle for our city. When industry experts converge on Winnipeg, our international profile soars. Whether you're a board member or a convention delegate, or you work within a specialized field, get in the game by using your influence to bring a meeting or convention to Winnipeg. Economic Development Winnipeg's Bring It Home program provides free assistance and expertise every step of the way. The value of Bring It Home continues to be realized every year. In 2017, the City of Winnipeg worked with Bring It Home representatives to host the Canadian Conference on Faculties of Medical Education. In another collaborative effort, Winnipeg will host the 2018 Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics this fall. Let's all find ways to keep this momentum going. Be a part of Winnipeg's next Bring It Home success. Warm regards, Brian Bowman Mayor, the City of Winnipeg Making the Call We will invite your national headquarters or corporate office to host your meeting or convention in Winnipeg. Preparing the Proposal We will prepare a bid presentation to showcase why Winnipeg is an ideal destination for your meeting or convention. Hosting a Site Visit We will coordinate a site visit of the city's meeting and convention facilities for the decision-makers, so they can see for themselves how ideal the city is for your event. Presenting Accommodations and Meeting Venue Options We will distribute your meeting specifications to the city's convention facilities to determine availability and rates for your convenience. Recommending Suppliers We will connect you with Winnipeg's savvy meeting and convention planners, hotels and service providers to ensure your event is a success. Offering Marketing Service We will provide marketing materials for your attendees or delegates, supply videos and web links to increase attendance, and customize itineraries for companion programs and pre/post tours. Providing Financial Incentives The City of Winnipeg's Special Event Tourism Fund may provide financial support depending upon eligibility. Bring It Home Assistance: We Make It Easy Economic Development Winnipeg can assist in submitting a proposal to host your next meeting or convention in Winnipeg by: Melanie McCreath Business Development Manager, Economic Development Winnipeg 204.954.1984 Bring your next meeting or convention home to Winnipeg. Visit for more information. Manitoba Museum Rejuvenation With over 40 per cent of its galleries set to upgrade, the Manitoba Museum's renovations are set to be completed in 2020, which will mark the Museum's 50 th anniversary, as well as the 350 th anniversary of the Hudson's Bay Company. A new Winnipeg Gallery, and upgrades to the ever- popular Nonsuch Gallery, will have your delegates talking all the way home. Winnipeg on the Horizon Winnipeg offers unforgettable experiences and amenities for conferences of any size, in any industry. When you're planning your next meeting or convention in Winnipeg, consider including some of these upcoming attractions. Diversity Gardens Canada's Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park is set to open in September 2020, and will tell the cultural story of relationships between people and plants. This indoor and outdoor garden will showcase the blending of culture, diversity, plant collections, horticulture displays, and community gathering spaceā€”a unique venue to not just Winnipeg, but to the world. Inuit Art Centre The 40,000-square-foot Inuit Art Gallery will be a cultural landmark that celebrates Inuit art, the people who make it, and the lands from which they come. Spearheaded by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this gallery will showcase over 13,000 pieces of contemporary and traditional artworks, while providing an excellent event space/networking locale. True North Square/ Sutton Place Hotel A transformative new $500-million downtown plaza, True North Square will feature enclosed skywalks, boutiques, restaurants, and green space. This vibrant new construction will be complemented by the Sutton Place Hotels luxury property, set to open in 2021 and welcome visitors to Winnipeg. Agriculture Aerospace ICT Advanced Manufacturing " Canadian Diabetes Association 17th Annual CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings, October 2014 with 1,600 delegates " Brian Scharfstein President, Canadian Footwear As business leaders, we can all be ambassadors for Winnipeg in order to bring conferences to the city and keep the momentum going. We need leaders to step up to the plate and set an example. Let Economic Development Winnipeg help you book your meeting or convention in Winnipeg. Start the conversation by contacting: Some of Manitoba's key sectors to highlight through Bring It Home: What will YOU bring home to Winnipeg? We want to hear about meetings and conventions in all industries.

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