Business Meetings Mean Business

Business Meetings Mean Business

People seated at tables during a formal event in a room with large windows offering a scenic view of Signal Hill and the coastal landscape of St. John's, NL.

The Rooms Photo credit: Destination Canada

Conference season is in full swing, and the City of St. John’s is looking forward to a steady stream of conferences, trade shows, meetings, and business delegation visits.

With backdrops like these, who needs a power point?

From mid-May to mid-July the world is coming to the city to attend strategic scientific, research and industry conferences where our ocean technology, sciences, and energy related sectors will be fully engaged.

As Canada’s Ocean City Powerhouse there is no better place to host these types of conferences. Inspiring study tour destinations, access to thought-provoking speakers and experts, and business to business opportunities advance industry growth. On top of that, when you host your event in our exceptional city of living history, urban energy, and natural splendour, you treat your delegates to a great meeting experience!

Delegate spending makes a significant contribution to the city’s tourism sector by injecting new money into the local economy.  2023 marked a full return to in-person business events including meetings, conventions, and incentive travel. Destination St. John’s reports these business events brought 20,900 delegates to the city, accounting for 33,000 room nights in St. John’s. This is above the 19,000 delegates recorded in 2022.

Beyond the delegate spend, the business connections, opportunities to showcase and leverage local expertise and market to national and international audiences increases the potential for long term business development.

A sampling of business events happening this spring:

Are you export ready and eager to forge international business connections?

If so, expand your business and represent Canada in Germany with NGen at the premiere advanced manufacturing tradeshow, Hannover Messe.

In April 2025 Canada is taking centre stage as the partner country, and you’re invited to participate! NGen is offering a free in-person info session on Friday, June 7, 2024, 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s City Hall so bookmark your calendar to learn how to reserve your spot for Hannover Messes 2025.

Hannover Messe Roadshow St. Johns

Hannover Messe Roadshow St.John”s