"Host your conference or meeting in Winnipeg and tap into the strength of our developed key sectors for partnerships, opportunities, and insights."

Life Sciences

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.

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Lynnea Adrian

Lynnea Adrian
Business Development Manager
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Community Strong

Grow your conference attendance with ease – Winnipeg’s life sciences sector is home to more than:

  • 523

    Businesses in Winnipeg CMA

  • 62

    post-secondary programs supporting the industry

  • 1,100+

    university graduates in 2019 from programs supporting the industry

  • 30+

    R&D Centres

Knowledge Hub

Infectious diseases

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

Cardiovascular Science

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.

Chronic diseases

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.

Cannabis innovations

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.

Why 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