Metro Toronto Convention Centre Brings a Record $537M to City of Toronto in Economic Benefit

MTCC-logo-300x111The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is looking back at Fiscal 2014/15 with high regard as its success in hosting 565 events translated to immense value in economic benefit to Toronto and Ontario. A record $537 million was generated in spending to the community, and over 5,100 jobs in the sector were sustained from all conventions held at the MTCC.

The economic gains secured for the city was a direct result of MTCC’s success throughout the year. This is a record year for the MTCC, with the highest economic impact benefits. It was an equally record year for MTCC revenues which totaled $63.7 million. In addition, the Centre generated over $153 million in federal, provincial, and municipal taxes from all conventions. The 565 events held in the fiscal year included conventions, corporate meetings, galas, theatre events, trade and consumer shows.

“A world-class destination like Toronto deserves a world-class trade and convention centre and I’m proud to have the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, a provincial facility, here in our city. Year after year, the MTCC continues to help grow our economy, create jobs and attract visitors and businesses to our province. 2014 was no exception and I commend the MTCC on another record year.”

Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport – “Historically, our mandate has been to help strengthen the local economy and position Toronto as a world class destination,” said Walter Oster, Chair of the MTCC Board of Directors. “With a record year behind us, we are motivated to stay the course and continue to bring that same success to the city and the Centre.”

 

“With every successful event hosted in our Centre, Toronto’s international standing as a world-class metropolis is strengthened,” said Barry Smith, President of MTCC.  “We look forward to fulfilling this mandate for years to come”, Smith added.
Source:- Metro Toronto Conventin Center

Toronto draws return of American Psychological Association Annual Convention to city for seventh time

mtcc-300x111For the seventh time in almost 40 years, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States is returning to Toronto for their annual convention. From Aug. 6 – 9, the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention will draw approximately 9,000 people to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for four days of education and networking opportunities, and the event is expected to boost the local economy with an estimated $25.6 million in hospitality spending.

MTCC’s expansive meeting and exhibit space, as well as its convenient location in the core of the city, made Toronto the ideal choice in APA’s selection of a host city for its 2015 convention. More than 1,000 sessions are on the agenda, and the exhibit hall will feature a comprehensive selection of psychological products and services, as well as new tools, resources, and the latest in published works. In addition to an exciting and robust educational component to the convention, attendees are enthusiastically anticipating their return to Toronto. The city has previously hosted APA’s Annual Convention on six occasions: 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 2003, and 2009.

“Toronto has always been a popular city with our attendees,” said Candy Won, Director of Conventions and Meetings of APA. “They like the comfortable cooler climate, the friendly people, and the clean and safe city streets in addition to the wide array of restaurants and other attractions.”

“We’re delighted to welcome APA back to Toronto for a seventh time for their Annual Convention,” said Barry Smith, President and CEO of MTCC. “Our vibrant metropolis has had the pleasure of hosting this event multiple times before, and the return of APA is a testament to our city’s appeal as a top tier destination that draws tourists back again and again.”

 

Source:- MTCC

The Convention Centre Dublin to Host SMACC 2016

smaccThe Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is set to host the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) Conference in June 2016 in conjunction with The Association Specialists. The conference is expected to attract around 2,000 delegates from around the world.

 

Dublin 2016 will be the fourth SMACC conference with Sydney and Chicago hosting previous meetings. Lucy Timms, Team Manager, Events at The Association Specialists commented, “Given the overwhelming response to SMACC and the growth in its international popularity, the move to Europe in June 2016 has been delegate-demand driven. The choice of Dublin as the host city was facilitated by it being a popular destination for travellers, a transport hub for both the USA and Europe, having a state-of-the-art convention centre and the strong connections from the Critical Care website community based locally in Ireland and the UK.”

 

SMACC is an academic meeting combined with online social media to deliver innovation with education. The program addresses important clinical issues delivered by key academic speakers while also bringing this traditional format into the 21st century with live twitter feeds, podcasts, vodcasts, live streaming and digital e-poster displays.

 

SMACC brings together critical care practitioners (Emergency Physicians / Intensivists / Anaesthetists / Rural and Pre-Hospital Specialists / Critical Care Nurses and Paramedics) and the biggest names in online medical blogs and websites from all over the world.

 

Source:- The CCD

The CCD Confirms Five International Association Conferences – ECIO, ICMA, FIATA, SIOP and WCFLCR

ccdThe Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) will host ECIO 2016, ICMA 2016, FIATA 2016, SIOP 2016 and WCFLCR 2017.

 

The five international association conferences will attract over 5,300 delegates to Dublin, generating revenue in excess of €7 million for the local economy. The successful bids were secured in conjunction with Industry Partners and Dublin Convention Bureau, a unit of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.

 

The 7th European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) will take place in April 2016 and is set to welcome around 1,000 delegates. Interventional oncology is a branch of interventional radiology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and the conference will provide a platform for specialists to discuss developments in the medical, oncology, radiology, cardiology and health care fields. ECIO 2015 was held in Nice in April and attracted attendees from 68 countries.

 

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) will hold its 48th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Dublin in May 2016 attracting in excess of 800 delegates. “I am delighted that Dublin has been chosen as the venue for 48th ICMA AGM in 2016,” said Martin Scheck, CEO of ICMA. “We are looking forward to working with our members in Ireland, particularly the Irish Stock Exchange who played an important part in securing the AGM for Dublin, to make it a really great event and to showcase this extraordinary and economically successful city to ICMA’s international members.” ICMA is a leading trade association for institutions that are active in the international debt capital markets, focusing on fixed income primary and secondary markets.

 

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) will host its 2016 world congress in October in association with Conference Partners, official PCO. Clare Kilmartin, Conference Director at Conference Partners commented “We are delighted to be working with the Irish International Freight Association on FIATA 2016. It is a well-established congress which will bring up to 1,000 visitors to Dublin for almost a week long stay. This is a terrific boost for Dublin and the surrounds and we are really looking forward to the planning year ahead.” FIATA represents 40,000 forwarding and logistics companies with an objective to unite the freight forwarding industry worldwide. FIATA 2015 will take place in Taiwan in September.

 

The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) will bring its annual congress to The CCD in October 2016 in association with Kenes International, official PCO and Dr Michael Capra, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Congress President. “Location, accessibility, affordability and state of the art venue in The Convention Centre Dublin were the deciding factors to choose Dublin as the host city for the 48th SIOP Annual Congress,” said Dr Capra. “This is the first time this honour has been bestowed upon Dublin to host this vibrant and global organisation dedicated to improving and optimising childhood cancer treatment worldwide. I believe the Irish culture of hospitality will provide the ideal forum for the expected 2,000 international childhood cancer specialists to productively collaborate and disseminate advancements in the fight against childhood cancer, perhaps even playing a small role in helping SIOP in its vision that no child should die of cancer.”

 

The 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights (WCFLCR) will take place in June 2017 in association with Conference Partners, official PCO. The Congress is expected to attract around 650 delegates and is the leading international forum for discussion and deliberation on issues of family law and children’s rights.

 

Last week The CCD also announced that it is set to host the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) Conference, welcoming 2,000 delegates to Dublin for its 4th annual meeting in June 2016.

 

Source:- The CCD

IACC Announces First Certified Conference Venue in China

iaccThe International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) announces it has accepted into its membership the first IACC-certified conference venue in China.

Châteauform’ City Chuanshan Academy, located in the centre of Beijing, is referred to as “a home of Mandarins; an authentic ‘Siheyuan’ Chinese traditional house.” The 13th century building includes a traditional peaceful courtyard.

IACC’s CEO, Mark Cooper comments “We are delighted to welcome our first member in China and to expand our membership in Asia. IACC’s approach of certifying and representing the highest quality small-to-medium-size conference and meeting venues is unique and we hope to expand further in the region in the coming months”. Cooper further notes “I am sure that the unique delegate packaging that Châteauform’ is known for in Europe will be well received in Beijing by both international and domestic Meeting Planners wanting to run high quality distraction free events”.

Philippe Roye, managing director of Châteauform’ China, explains “We can offer to our clients the use of an auditorium, a boardroom, two large plenary meeting rooms, an informal meeting room and five breakout meeting rooms. All rooms are equipped with the latest technologies. As in all Châteauform’ City venues, this is a haven of peace, dedicated to your business meetings, trainings, your study days, your business breakfasts, press conferences and product exhibitions. You will be welcomed by a host couple in a ‘feel at home’ atmosphere and our packages are absolutely all-inclusive so there are no hidden extras. We would be pleased to welcome you at home in the Chuanshan Academy”.

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