News & Articles - Quebec City

  • Québec City Q&A: A planner’s take on Québec’s capital destination

    Québec City is a go-to destination for event planners from Canada and internationally, offering a uniquely Canadian setting that not only draws meeting planners and their conference delegates, but keeps them coming back for personal vacations. Heather Dow, Senior Manager for Events & Management Plus Inc., (EM+) is among the many planners who have experienced the allure of Québec City first-hand. She has brought her events to the capital city more than a dozen times over the last decade and…

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  • Incentivized Events: The perks of planning an event in Québec City

    There are perks to selecting the right event destination — both for those who attend and those who set the agenda. And for planners who choose Québec City, those perks can add up. The aim of any meeting or event is to leave delegates with lasting memories. Herein, Québec City is home to a host unique activities that will incentivize attendance. Planning an afternoon at the École de cirque de Québec, for example, can give attendees a taste for the “centre ring”…

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  • Québec City Industry Spotlight

    From innovators in material production to trailblazers in smart, sustainable construction, Québec City boasts a growing portfolio of industry leaders. In part two of our Québec City key Industry Spotlight, we turn the focus on three more sectors that make this capital city an opportune destination for corporate meetings and events. Insurance Québec City prides itself on being the second-largest insurance and financial service industry in Canada. Ten financial and insurance company headquarters reside between it and the nearby city…

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  • Québec City Convention Centre expecting more than 8,000 guests

    Press Release In July and August 2018, the Québec City Convention Centre will welcome over 8,000 Canadian, American, and international delegates for nine national and international conventions. These business tourists will have an estimated economic impact of over $12 million. “The Québec City Convention Centre’s activities this summer will have a major impact on the city’s economy, hotels, restaurants and businesses,” said Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard. “Visitors will certainly take advantage of the conference to enjoy our…

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  • Québec City Industry Spotlight

    It may be Québec City’s dynamic culture that draws tourists to the region, but for the business crowd, it’s the capitol’s vibrant industry community that turns heads. Over the decades, the city has become a hub for major players across all key industries. In part one of this Québec City industry profile, we’re turning our spotlight on four of its driving industries. Digital Arts Imagination and innovation reign supreme within Québec City’s digital arts sector, where over 104 companies and…

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  • Québec City Convention Centre generates $101 million economic impact

    Press Release Business is booming at the Québec City Convention Centre, the largest convention and meeting space in the Quebec City area. In 2017–2018, the Convention Centre hosted an impressive total of 170 events, including 56 conferences, 18 of them international. These events generated substantial economic impact for Quebec, to the tune of $101 million, a 10 per cent increase over the previous year. More than 205,000 conference-goers converged in the region and enjoyed the stellar services of the Québec City Convention Centre, with overall satisfaction rates…

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  • Rich heritage, dynamic cuisine: Québec City’s must-see culinary scene

    Every city has its specialties. Every region has a flavour. Discovering what makes a destination’s culinary scene unique can go a long way toward making any event pop. And in the case of Québec City, there is plenty to discover. “Québec City is a North American city with a rich European culinary heritage,” says Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier, who serves foodies from around the world from the kitchen at the Québec City Convention Centre. “Chefs here are deeply inspired by a rich…

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  • Embracing the “new” in Québec City

    The promise of new sights, surroundings, and adventures can be a powerful draw for event invitees. This is especially true in Québec City where a mix of historic ambiance and fresh experiences continues to draw tourists and event planners from across the globe. Québec City’s most recent draws include several new venues throughout the city. The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, for example, offers a blend of cutting-edge amenities and vintage atmosphere, and hosts large-scale functions of up to 1,300 guests. Originally…

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  • WestJet adds two limited-edition summer routes

    London, ON/Vancouver and Quebec City/Calgary WestJet has announced two non-stop routes offering Canadian travellers even greater choices for connectivity and convenience this summer. Starting June 29, WestJet will begin service between London, Ontario and Vancouver and between Quebec City and Calgary. WestJet’s limited-edition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season. “WestJet is looking forward to providing London and Quebec City with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network through Vancouver and Calgary respectively this summer,” said Brian Znotins,…

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  • Québec City Ranks 3rd Among Canadian Sports Destinations

    Québec City has scored high on a Canada-wide list of sporting destinations. This March, the Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance (CSTA) launched its inaugural Global Sports Impact (GSI) Canada Index, listing the capital city as the third-most active and popular destination for national and international sporting activities. “This recognition is amazing for Québec City,” says Pierre-Michel Bouchard, CEO of Québec City Business Destination. “It confirms our expertise and know-how to organize and hold sports events.” Québec City is certainly no stranger to hosting…

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