Manitoba’s capital city is ready to roll out the red carpet for your next business event with safe and open arms. Currently, there is limited risk level and spread of COVID-19 is broadly contained. There are no provincial public health orders in place (e.g. limits on capacity, vaccine passports etc. are removed). The return to in-person meetings and conventions is a positive step towards the recovery of the tourism sector. The events industry has emerged stronger than ever demonstrating its resilience and adaptability throughout the pandemic.
Winnipeg’s hospitality and tourism industry evolved in step with meeting trends and local event professionals are ready and willing to work alongside you to plan your future meeting here with confidence. Keeping the safety of your delegates top of mind, Tourism Winnipeg’s Safe Restart toolkit provides an overview of the steps and processes our city and local meetings industry have put in place to adapt to COVID-19.
At the forefront of leading the local events industry is RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the RBC Convention Centre has maintained our facility in accordance with Manitoba Public Health Orders. Keeping Manitoba and our guests safe has been a priority since the beginning of this pandemic,” says Drew Fisher, President & CEO, RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. “We intend to continue operating with these principles and values in mind and will adjust our procedures as new public health orders are announced. If a client requests additional health and safety measures for their specific event, the centre will adjust our procedures accordingly and work to accommodate these requests.”
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg continues its commitment to cleanliness. Its new Safe Events Guidelines includes GBAC STAR® facility accreditation—the gold standard for clean and safe facilities—under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
These cleaning protocols are led by the BeeClean team, which achieved its Cleaning Industry Management Standard certification. Other measures include touchless protocols in high-traffic areas, direct supervision by ambassadors who have completed the Meeting Professionals International Pandemic On-Site Protocol certification, along with building engineers who ensure Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values 13 for air cleanliness compliance.
“As a city, Winnipeg has always taken immense pride in our ability to come together as a tight knit community for the common good. Our tourism community is no exception. Tourism Winnipeg, along with our partners, warmly welcomes you to our friendly Prairie city. Should you require additional safety measures to be put in place for your next event, we’ll work with you to ensure the success of your event,” said Natalie Thiesen, Vice President of Tourism, Tourism Winnipeg.
For international delegate testing needs, the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport offers a new COVID-19 testing facility for on-demand service at a fair market price.
“From the moment you land at the airport, you will get a feeling of safety and security as you begin your stay. Whether it's a transportation provider, a venue, or local restaurant, each supplier has carefully taken the precautions to ensure your visit is a safe and joyous one,” said Thiesen.