After two years of work, the Québec City Convention Centre has opened its new meeting and conference facilities, the result of a $36 million investment by the Québec government.
Each year, major events at the Convention Centre generate nearly $100 million in economic spinoffs and more than 150,000 overnight stays at area hotels. Events in these new meeting facilities will generate at least $19 million in additional economic spinoffs for the area.
“We would like to thank the Québec government for its trust in the Centre’s team in according a grant of $36 million for the new expanded facilities, and would also like to thank the Québec City area tourism industry. These new multipurpose facilities will provide an immediate boost of tens of thousands of dollars in economic spinoffs and add nearly 30,000 overnight hotel stays,” explained Québec City Convention Centre board president Alain April.
“Since it opened its doors in 1996, the Convention Centre has strived to stand out from the competition through its creativity, expertise, and highly customer-centric approach. With these modern new multipurpose facilities, the Québec City Convention Centre will quickly become the number one choice of Canadian clients and attract bigger events, bolstering the economy of the entire Québec City area,” added April.
About the new facilities:
- 2,000-delegate capacity, depending on setup
- 62,290 square feet (5,786 m2) of usable space
- 21,173 square feet (1,967 m2) of pre-conference space
- 22,874 square feet (2,125 m2) of meeting room space
- Eight modular meeting rooms
- Urban space adjacent to a terrace with a view of Old Québec
- Executive client lounge adjacent to a 26-seat conference room
- Public hall for traffic flow and access to Convention Centre entrances
- Two large exhibition halls with access via a fully renovated public hall
- Concierge desk and business centre
- Client lounge
- New stairs connecting the Convention Centre’s main hall to the public hall featuring the Chantal Séguin piece D’un lieu à l’autre
- Four screen walls, including one with 18 46-inch screens in the public hall and three other walls with nine 46-inch screens in the foyer
Cost of work
- $36 million: $4.3 million to purchase space from the Place Québec shopping centre and $31.7 million for buildout