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 outlined its Economic Roadmap for Recovery with a phased approach to reopening our economy. As we are still in the midst of responding to COVID-19, the actions we take and protocols we put in place now are critical to our success and increase our readiness to welcome meetings and events in the future.
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 now in Phase 3 of the reopening of our attractions and tourist sites, while following health and safety guidelines. As our Winnipeg gems reopen, we look forward to working alongside you to envision and plan your future meeting in Winnipeg.
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FAQ: Event Professionals
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?
We anticipate the loosening of restrictions for group gatherings, dependent on results from the first phase of reopening. Based on the current provincial public health guidelines, no large gatherings or events are expected until at least September 2020.
What are the protocols put in place by the RBC Convention Centre?
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.