Premier Partner - Destination Canada Business Events

Destination Canada Business Events
c/o #800, 1045 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A9
Phone: 204-802-0920

Contact: Virginie De Visscher
Senior Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors
[email protected]

Canada is a nation of innovators. Brilliant minds have long embraced science and research to unleash transformative discoveries — from the discovery of insulin to the world’s first long-distance phone call.

The drive to re-imagine how we live has flourished in recent years. From the development of cutting-edge medical devices to advancements that fuel connectivity, Canada continues to be at the forefront of the most technologically advanced industries.

When associations meet here, they gain access to world-renowned experts who can elevate conference agendas. Delegates can see first-hand the latest innovations through hosted tours of research institutions, start-ups, and established companies — while advancing their careers through networking opportunities. When this expertise is combined with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and legendary experiences, it provides a thriving ecosystem for business events.

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See what others are saying about meeting in Canada

“We selected Montreal for our annual conference (we had never held it outside of the United States) and from site selection to closing session, the entire event process was exceptional. We were able to tap local resources and host an event that was creative and unique — resulting in our highest attendance and rave reviews. Because of that success, we committed to adding Canada to our rotation every four years and we’re excited to head to Vancouver in 2025!”

Nicole Testa Boston, CAE
Chief Executive Officer, Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Past Chair and Current Officer, CESSE Board of Directors

“We see a range of benefits when conferences are held in Canada. The cities are beautiful and easy to get to, the people are friendly and the quality of conference facilities are exceptional. All of this plays a huge role in helping to drive attendance among members. And equally as important, Canada does a remarkable job at coordinating its efforts to ensure that the decision-making process is as seamless as possible for planners.”

Robert Chalker, MBA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer, Association for Materials Protection and Performance
Chair (2020-2021), CESSE Board of Directors

Destination Canada Strategic Partners

Tourism CalgaryTourism Calgary
200 238 11th Ave SE
Calgary Alberta Canada
T2G 0X8
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 403.263.8510

Kyla Knudson
Director, Business Development East Coast USA,
Meetings & Conventions
[email protected]
Office: 703.969.4738 
Mobile: 703.969.4738


Ottawa TourismOttawa Tourism 

150 Elgin Street, Suite 1405
Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4
Phone: 613-237-5150
Email: [email protected]

Theresa Gatto
Senior Manager, Business Events
[email protected]
613-237-5150 ext 1103


Quebec City Québec City Business Destination
900, boulRené-Lévesque Est, 6e étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 2B5
Phone: 418 649-7711 #4033

Jocelyn Guertin
[email protected]


Business Events MontrealTourisme Montréal
c/o 800, René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 2450
MontréalQuébec H3B 1X9
Phone: 240-755-0061

Dawn Eagleton
[email protected]


Destination TorontoDestination Toronto
207 Queens Way West, Suite 405
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

Lina Farrell
Regional Sales Director
[email protected]


VancouverDestination Vancouver
200 Burrard Street, Suite 210
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6
Phone: 512-608-9229

Jacqueline Kavcak
[email protected]


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