There’s no one formula for the ideal event venue. In the case of the Québec City Convention Centre, however, there is an optimal blend of features, amenities and event services that make it a standout choice for planners.
Opened in 1996, the Centre has become a staple of province’s capital city. The LEED Gold facility offers 300,000 sq. ft. of usable space, divided between modern conference and exhibition halls, meeting areas, lounges, a business centre, and retail outlets. The facility is also home to unique gathering spaces, such as the main hall with view on the Laurentian Mountains Urban Space, offering a view of the iconic Château Frontenac; and a solarium overlooking the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district.
And there’s more than just good looks. The Convention Centre was the first in Canada to offer free, unlimited, and high-speed Wi-Fi service across its entire facility and continues to do so at industry-leading speeds. It is also host to a world-class kitchen helmed by chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier, as well as souvenir and gift shops for those seeking reminders of their visit.
All told, the Convention Centre has earned high marks among the business events community. That reputation is owed to its staff who, in collaboration with a network of event service partners, help clients with everything from preparing rooms to planning menus, IT to A/V, setting up security and virtually everything in between.
“It makes me feel good to know that there are still people in this industry who take pride in doing a great job. Little things like the cleanliness of the loading dock washrooms (the cleanest I have ever seen) is a credit to the janitorial and maintenance crews,” says Robert George, Senior Vice President with Lange, who attended the 110th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference. “The super fast, friendly service of the electricians, forklift operators, material handlers and dock supervisors was outstanding. Québec City is my favourite city not just for the beauty and history but all the Québec City Convention Centre staff.”
Robert George, CPPA
Location is always a factor for event planning; and here again, the Convention Centre has its advantages. Situated in the heart of Québec City on Parliament Hill, the facility is connected to the Hilton Québec and Delta Hotel Québec and surrounded by an ample selection of additional hotels, restaurants, social venues, and shopping. It is also a short trip away from historical attractions and world-class outdoor experiences at all times of the year.
These features have attracted thousands of groups to the Convention Centre’s doors, generating significant economic benefits for Québec City itself. And today, the Québec City Convention Centre continues to set itself apart, earning awards and acclaim from the business events community and providing planners with a venue that’s anything but conventional.
For more information, visit www.convention.qc.ca/en/.
Discover how Québec City can enhance your next corporate meeting or event at any time of the year. Email Susan Prophet, Director, Business Development, Québec City Business Destination at sprohet@meetQuébeccity.com, or (905) 815-1381.