Bring Your Conference Home

We want you to help us Bring Your Conference Home. Do you travel to a convention, annual meeting, professional development session or other gathering that is part of your industry? Or do you participate in a hobby or fraternal group that get together?

If you answered yes, we want to know more! If you tell us about the event you attend, we will determine if Fredericton could host the event. We will work with you to find out more, and encourage the event planner to choose Fredericton.


Why Do Meetings Matter?

Meetings create economic activity throughout the city, with meeting planners and delegates investing in flights, accommodations, meals, taxis, entertainment and gifts to take home.

One delegate attending a national conference in Fredericton will leave behind, on average, $324 per day that he/she is in our City.

The result of this new, non-local money injected into Fredericton’s economy is substantial, and provides many reasons to be pleased that we have facilities such as the Fredericton Convention Centre, convention hotels, unique off-site venues and fantastic accommodations in Fredericton.


Fill out the on-line form, or download it and send it to us with as much information as you have.

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About Us

Meetings Matter – Bring Your Conference Home is a joint marketing initiative of Fredericton Tourism and the Fredericton Convention Centre. The mandate of the Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) includes attracting new events to Fredericton that benefit the entire industry. Fredericton Tourism is focussed on building awareness of the fantastic history, culture and nature available to visitors to our city, and closing the sale on events large and small.

The leads for potential meetings that you provide will be investigated, and the most appropriate meeting venue in Fredericton will follow-up with the event planner. By providing leads via this program, you will directly contribute to the success of Fredericton Tourism and FCC in winning new events for our city.

We are seeking leads for meetings of all sizes, and we will ensure that the meeting planner is matched with the venue/facility best suited to host their event.

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If you have questions, please contact

Wendy Bradley
Meeting and Convention Specialist
Fredericton Tourism
Erin Blanchard
Director of Sales
Fredericton Convention Centre
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  • Dr Bohnsack, Optometrist, Fredericton

    Dr. Bohnsack

    Kudos to the Meetings Matter team for doing the leg work required to win  the Canadian Association of Optometrists convention! It is going to be a lot of fun to host my colleagues in 2015.

    Frank Scott of The Lunar Rogue Pub, Fredericton

    Frank Scott

    The Lunar Rogue is busier than ever before.  Since the opening of the FCC and the addition of larger events to Fredericton, I have more staff working more hours than at anytime in our 24 year history.  Meetings Matter to my business.

    Krista Tousenard, Professional Musician, Fredericton

    Krista Tousenard

    Meetings held in Fredericton are important to me.  I love the increased opportunities to perform for  audiences of all sizes from all over the world.  And because I have built a performance career at home, I also pursue my other passion: teaching Fredericton children to love music!

  • We recently held our People Matter 2014 Conference in July at the beautiful Fredericton Convention Centre - the opening day was scheduled 3 days following Hurricane Arthur. The “team” of representatives from the hotels, convention centre, tourism staff and suppliers went above and beyond to ensure that our event ran smoothly even while local folks and sectors of the city were without power, not to mention the debris of tree limbs which littered the streets.  Working with this team was so enjoyable and tremendously rewarding. The collaboration between hospitality partners and vendors was so efficient and they were always ready to share and spread the wonderful “maritime hospitality” they are renowned for. The convention centre catering service was absolutely spectacular, providing high quality “local food” wherever possible which was absolutely delicious and prepared with such care. Let me assure you that those who overlook Fredericton as a conference destination are missing out! I will definitely recommend Fredericton as a great destination to hold conferences and meetings.

    Christine Helm
    Acting, Executive Director / Manager, Member Services

  • Our February 2013 conference for CanSPEP is still receiving rave reviews from delegates more than six months later. This was truly a memorable experience and the hospitality of Fredericton was second to none. The collaboration of all the hospitality partners was unique and we were especially impressed with the venues, entertainment and cuisine. I would definitely recommend Fredericton to my clients and colleagues and look forward to the next opportunity to meet there!

    Cass Bayley, CMP, CMM
    President, Bayley Group Conference Management
    Chair, CanSPEP Conference 2013

  • I would like to thank the Fredericton team for the most seamless conference I have ever run. This, coupled with the friendliness of Fredericton makes it disappointing that I need to go to every province before I come back to yours! My staff noted at our post-conference meeting the great hospitality they received while at conference, and we are all disappointed we will not be coming back soon. Of all of the convention centres and hotels that I have held conferences in, yours would be the first I would recommend.

    Lisa Sheehan
    Conference and Advertising Manager
    Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

  • Fredericton is not only beautiful, friendly and welcoming, but offers the Meetings and Events Industry some of the best features expected only in much larger cities in Canada. A state of the art Convention Centre, spectacular space at off-site venues such as the University of NB and Art Gallery; the beautiful and historic Crowne Plaza in the heart of downtown, and a true Urban Resort at the Delta Fredericton. And let’s not forget free WiFi everywhere! Easy to get to with great lift in multiple daily direct flights, and an easy city to navigate as everything a meeting planner needs is within 5 minutes.  I was especially impressed by the true partnership and camaraderie of Team Fredericton, who just kept saying “Yes, we can do that!” Beautiful, historic, and charming; Fredericton is a city filled with art, music and great shopping and incredible food. I can’t wait to come back.

    Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM
    Principal, ProPlan Conferences & Events

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Lead Generators

Krista Ross

As CEO of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Krista Ross appreciates the positive impact the meetings and conventions industry has on a cross-section of businesses and chamber members. And when she saw the opportunity to bring her own conference home, she jumped on it!

Fredericton will welcome 350 delegates to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and Convention on September 23 – 25, 2017, thanks to the teamwork between the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and the Meetings Matter team. Together they wowed the Canadian Chamber of Commerce by demonstrating what a great choice Fredericton is for national events.

Dr. Bob Hatheway

In 2011 Dr. Bob Hatheway contacted Erin Blanchard, Director of Sales for the Fredericton Convention Centre, and offered to assist in bringing the Canadian Association of Orthodontists Annual Scientific Session & Trade Fair home to Fredericton. Dr. Bob previously served on the national board, and knew that Fredericton would be the perfect place for his colleagues to gather. Through his involvement, Fredericton Tourism and the Fredericton Convention Centre were given the opportunity to impress their meeting planner by showing just how great our city is. And now we will welcome more than 250 delegates and companions in September 2019!

Dr. Bob paved the way and Meetings Matter brought it home!

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Meeting Resources

We take the lead
We are destination meeting planning specialists, and we know how to make your organization’s event a success. Every meeting and event is a little different, and all organizations have different needs. We will take the information from your lead, and follow-up with the meeting organizer. Don’t worry about how much time you have, or your experience in planning meetings; we have you covered!

Help on the ground
Some organizations require a local committee to take on certain aspects of event planning. We will work with you to create a successful team!

We also can facilitate support from the Fredericton International Airport and Air Canada to increase lift for large events, and have experience with local accommodations, off-site venues, décor providers and all the other touches that will make your event the best in the country.

Delegate Welcome Assistance
Fredericton Tourism provides welcome kits for each delegate arriving in Fredericton, and Downtown Fredericton will welcome your event with posters in business windows. These are a just a few of the small touches that make Fredericton a welcoming destination.

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Submit your lead using this form!

    Your Contact Information:

  • Information about the meeting/conference you want to bring home:


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