Looking to build attendance at your conference and ensure you delegates have a peach of a time in Winnipeg? Of course you are!
So please let us introduce you to Farnoosh Niroo, our new Client Services Coordinator who can help you with all of the above and so much more when it comes to business event needs.
Farnoosh brings a wealth of education and experience to the role, having a Master of Tourism and Recreation Management from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Geography and Tourism Planning from the University of Tehran, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Lorestan University, with plenty of tourism, administration and event planning experience in her home city of Tehran.
Get to know her below:
What do you love about Winnipeg?
When I came to Winnipeg five years ago to continue my studies in Tourism and Recreation Management, the first thing that stood out was the beautiful prairie scenery and natural wonders, including the many parks, lakes and camping sites. My inner adventurer was excited by the unique winters. Over these past five years I have learned that cold weather is not a restriction for people in Winnipeg to be active. In fact, cold weather is embraced to brighten up many celebrations and festivals in and around the city such as Festival du Voyageur, Gimli Ice Festival, and so on. I’ll also mention that everyone can experience the best ever spa in their life during the winter at Thermëa in Winnipeg!
What's the best part about working for an organization that showcases the city?
As a new employee with Tourism Winnipeg and Economic Development Winnipeg the best part so far has been working in a dynamic and friendly environment and having the opportunity to learn everyday by building connections with our diverse partners and amazing clients from all over the world!
What are some new things delegates can get excited about for their next business trip here?
There are so many fun and unique activities and attractions waiting for you in Winnipeg! For starters there’s the Bison Safari at FortWhyte Alive, home of the largest urban bison herd in Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq, the largest collection of Inuit Art in the world; Folklorama, the multicultural festival showcasing many cultures through live entertainment and authentic cuisine; and The Journey to Churchill and The Leaf at Assiniboine Park.
With the world now back open for business, how is Winnipeg setting itself apart here at the centre of the continent?
Winnipeg is thrilled to be welcoming meeting and business event delegates back to the city. The city continues to shine with fantastic event sites and off-site venues, all well-prepared for hosting all types of virtual, in-person, and hybrid events.
Favourite local beer?
I love to enjoy a beer with a food component, so I definitely recommend trying the award-winning Nonsuch Brewing Company, which also has delicious taproom appetizers. Plus, the room is so cool.
Favourite local restaurant?
Winnipeg has such a diverse and high-quality culinary scene! For me, the visual presentation and the restaurant’s environment adds to my enjoyment of the food. Gusto North at Hargrave Street Market and the Oval Room Brasserie at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, are my current favourite ones!
What are a few of the upcoming conferences that will be of note in Winnipeg?
The 2023 Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM) will take place in June 2023, and the 2023 Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society Annual Conference and Tradeshow will take place in September 2023.
What are you looking forward to this fall in Winnipeg?
Migration season at FortWhyte Alive! I still haven’t been, but I hear it’s wild. Thousands of geese and ducks land on FortWhyte’s lakes every night at sunset and you can watch it all happen from its Interpretive Centre. The sounds and sights are said to be incredible, while FortWhyte also offers a dining experience as part of it called Goose Flight Feasts, that gets you a three-course meal to accompany this spectacle.