"Host your conference or meeting in Winnipeg and tap into the strength of our developed key sectors for partnerships, opportunities, and insights."
Bring your next meeting to life in the centre of Canada.
The prescription for hosting a successful conference includes a dose of Winnipeg. As the leading pharmaceutical manufacturing centre in Western Canada, Manitoba's capital city has the ecosystem to draw on. We're also home to major informatics research organizations, along with cutting-edge research and development centres in healthcare, making the city an innovative life sciences hub.
Grow your conference attendance with ease – Winnipeg’s life sciences sector is home to more than:
Businesses in Winnipeg CMA
post-secondary programs supporting the industry
university graduates in 2019 from programs supporting the industry
Winnipeg is home to the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, the first facility in the world to have both human and animal Containment Level 4 labs under one roof, allowing for ground-breaking discoveries including the Ebola Vaccine
Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre's Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences leads the pulse on the fight against heart disease with its preeminent basic cardiovascular research and groundbreaking studies on women's heart health.
Innovations are now globally accepted standards, such as a simple and reliable tool to predict kidney failure, were developed within the walls of our hospitals, including the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre at Winnipeg's Seven Oaks Hospital.
Winnipeg's Edibles and Infusions is one of only a few Canadian groups to successfully obtain a research and development license from Health Canada to produce pharmaceutical-grade quality cannabis edibles.
Conviron, a company that provides plant-growth chambers and technology to the top government research agencies and AgBiotech companies in over 90 countries is headquartered in Winnipeg.
"The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights is spectacular. We are also quite impressed with the expansion of the RBC Convention Centre, which is an important component for our meeting. It offers a great space with lots of flexibility. This year is our inaugural Health Summit, focused on technology and innovation in health care. Having a space like the RBC Convention Centre enables us to 'walk the talk."
Dawn Graham, Senior Meeting Planner,
Canadian Medical Association
Meeting of the Minds
Winnipeg has a healthy track record of hosting large medical and scientific meetings both past and future:
2019 - Diabetes Canada Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference
2019 - Paramedicine Across Canada Expo
Paramedic Association of Canada
2022 - Annual Symposium
Canadian Pedorthic Association of Canada
2019 - Annual Conference
Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
2022 - Annual Conference
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
2019 - Simulation Summit
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2022 - Annual Congress
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
2026 - Annual Scientific Conference
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
Did You Know?
University of Manitoba's own Dr. Magdy Younes designed and built "the Winnipeg Ventilator," which was a model for commercial ventilators found in thens of thousands of machines in ICUs globally during the 1990s and 2000s. The device is now being redesigned as a pandemic ventilator that could be manufactured and scaled up quickly and relatively inexpensively.