COVID-19-Meetings & Conventions Updates for Winnipeg
Resources for Event Professionals
Tourism Winnipeg understands planners and industry professionals have questions and need assistance as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
The Province of Manitoba has adopted a colour coded response system as part of the Restart Manitoba Pandemic Response System. For up to date testing rate, case count and transmission levels, visit here.
If you require support to cancel or postpone your event due to COVID-19, our team is here to help you.
What we know:
- For more information on the number of active cases of COVID-19 identified in Winnipeg, Manitoba, go to Manitoba Government
- The Canadian border remains closed to travellers who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
- Canadians have been instructed to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada.
What are we doing to be part of the solution?
Tourism Winnipeg is closely monitoring updates and advice from provincial, federal and international organizations that are actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 including:
- City of Winnipeg
- Manitoba Government
- Government of Canada
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
We are developing a resource to support you in planning future in-person events, when the time is. We look forward to working alongside you to envision and plan your future meeting in Winnipeg.
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FAQ: Event Professionals
What are the current restrictions in Manitoba?
For up to date restrictions, testing rate, case count and transmission levels, visit the Province of Manitoba page here.
Are venues and hotels taking RFPs?
Yes, our partners are accepting RFPs and can be distributed through our team.
What is the turnaround time for RFPs?
We ask for a 1-2 week turnaround on RFPs, given reduced teams and capacity.
When do you anticipate large gatherings to resume?
Large gatherings are included as part of the ReStart Manitoba Pandemic Response System, and are currently not being held at this time.
What are the protocols put in place by the RBC Convention Centre?
Are venues offering hybrid solutions?
The RBC Convention Centre has partnered with Encore Canada who has transformed their Millennium Suite into a state-of-the-art facility ready to host a variety of online events. Learn more here.
What should I tell clients who are concerned about the virus and are considering cancelling an upcoming conference in your city?
- As every contract is different, it is best to first speak with your event planner or venue to explore your options.
- Our team is here to support you in finding the best solution and address your concerns.
Tourism Winnipeg is also working closely with the hospitality and tourism industry to determine if any new developments may affect meetings and conventions in Winnipeg. Industry stakeholders can find more information here.