The meetings and business events industry has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, yet we will play a crucial role in rebuilding Canada’s economy. That’s why Meetings Mean Business Canada was encouraged when the Liberal Party reiterated its support for our industry during the election campaign, with a promise to:
Continued support for businesses in our sector is required until borders are fully open and recovery is in full swing. Pre-pandemic, our industry contributed $19.3 billion directly to Canada’s GDP, and sustained 229,000 direct jobs. Face-to-face business events can help Canada rebuild because they are a proven catalyst for domestic and international collaboration and investment.
Meetings Mean Business Canada is ready to work closely with all newly-elected Members of Parliament on a sector-specific recovery plan that supports our industry.