Québec City has more in store for event planners thanks to the recent addition and renovation of several venues throughout the capital destination.
This year, the City unveiled a number of new and improved meeting spaces within its portfolio, each providing alternative experiences and amenities for groups of all sizes and industries. Ahead are a few of the highlights.
The Anything But Conventional Sector
The “Anything but Conventional Sector” is a fitting name for Québec City Convention Centre’s newest assortment of meeting spaces. Catering to groups of up to 350 people, The Sector was designed to spark creativity and bring teams together in a private, unique, and flexible setting for everything ranging from business meetings, presentations, plenary sessions, and receptions. Located Québec City Convention Centre’s third floor, space includes a welcome hall, nine meeting rooms, client lounge, a cutting-edge boardroom, and the Urban Space, an adjoining terrace overlooking the iconic Old Québec. Meeting organizers can also make use of balance ball chairs, hammocks, and a host of brainstorming and relaxing amenities to inject a sense of creativity and fun into their corporate sessions.
“The meetings and events industry is evolving. Meeting spaces need to be welcoming and offer an added value for attendees,” says Ann Cantin, Director of Communications with the Centre des congrès de Québec. “As a venue, and even more so as a convention centre, we have to stay relevant and interesting by providing fun and modern solutions to our clientele.”
The Château Mont-Sainte-Anne Conference Centre
New and improved may be an understatement in regards to the Château Mont-Sainte-Anne Conference Centre. Re-opened in October 2019 after a $5 million renovation, the venue boasts over 23,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space housed in a resort atmosphere. What’s more, there are plans to invest an additional $20 million into renovating the common areas (entrance-façade, entrance lobby, reception, restaurant areas, and guest rooms; as well as introduce a new aqua leisure centre.
“The building is a major attraction for the region,” notes Émilie Foster, MNA for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré. “The renovations carried out will help to satisfy demand and offer a more updated ambiance. The Québec government is proud to have invested more than $3 million via the Fonds Résolu and Investissement Québec.”
The Québec Armoury
It takes more than a fire to keep a great venue down. This year, the iconic Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury re-opened its doors after a $100 million reconstruction following a fire in 2008. Designed to host upwards of 1,300 guests, the revitalized venue features a unique blend of modern and heritage architecture, spacious meeting and entertainment spaces, a commemorative hall, and a small museum; as well as ample amenities and rooms for event planning teams. And with awe-inspiring views of the nearby Plains of Abraham, The Armoury offers an atmosphere that is distinctly Québec.
“The Armoury is such a unique venue that mixes history and modernity perfectly. It is strategically located in the heart of Old Québec and steps away from the Québec City Convention Centre,” says Johanne Caron, Director, Sales & Marketing with Hôtel Château Laurier, manager of the Armoury and one of the venue’s official caterers.
Québec City Business Destination is eager to help groups discover (and re-discover) what makes the capital city one of the most diverse and exciting event destinations in Canada. Find out more at www.Québecbusinessdestination.com and Discover how Québec’s capital can enhance your next corporate meeting or event by contacting Susan Prophet at sprophet@meetQuébeccity.com.com or calling 1-888-679-4000.