News & Articles - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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    Toronto Ranks First As International Host

      The latest International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Rankings Report highlights Toronto’s continued success in the international meetings market outside of the U.S. According to the report, Toronto welcomed the most international meeting attendees in Canada in 2023. In total, 43,096 international meeting attendees visited Toronto in 2023, the highest number since 2018, and an important increase since 2022. Toronto saw an approximate 58 per cent rise in international meeting delegates in 2023, hosting more than 15,000 additional attendees…

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  • events future

    Sibos 2023 Returns to Toronto

      Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition, and networking event organized by Swift for the financial industry, returns to Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for the third time from September 18-21, 2023. This highly anticipated citywide convention will connect more than 8,000 financial industry thought leaders, decision-makers, and experts to address critical issues challenging the global financial ecosystem. Themed “Collaborative Finance in a Fragmented World”, key topics at Sibos 2023 will include ESG, cross-border payments, post-trade data, digital…

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  • beer

    MTCC Supports Local Wine and Beer

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has announced that for the first time, 100 per cent of the wine and craft beer they serve will be locally sourced. This initiative reflects the centre’s ongoing commitment to support local businesses and showcase the best Ontario has to offer. “As Canada’s largest convention centre, it’s important for us to lead by example, support local businesses and make a positive impact on the region,” said David Procopio, director of food and beverage…

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  • Mon Lapin

    Chef Q&A: Duff Lampard, MTCC

      When it comes to creating menus not typical of the North American convention scene, look no further than chef Duff Lampard. The executive chef of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in Toronto has more than 20 years of experience in some of the most renowned hotels across Canada. He has also worked in London, England where he brought to life exciting menus for renowned clients such as Chanel Paris, The National Gallery and Sir Richard Branson. He took…

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  • MTCC conventions

    MTCC Will Host 19 Conventions Next Year

      Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is set to host more citywide conventions in 2023 than in most pre-pandemic years. MTCC’s strong booking calendar in 2023 signals the potential for a positive recovery for the business events industry in Ontario. The success of the meetings and events industry is vital for economic recovery. The 19 citywide conventions that are set to take place at the MTCC in 2023 will generate an estimated $219 million in direct spending economic impact for the…

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  • Venues Host What Could be Most Important Event of 21st Century

    Hard-hit by COVID-19, convention centres are once again seeing lines of people eagerly waiting to gain entry. But unlike in ‘normal’ times, they’re not there to attend a ‘typical’ event. Rather, thousands are flocking to these facilities to take a jab in the arm to protect themselves from the potentially deadly virus. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is among several events venues across the country that have pivoted for the public good. Canada’s largest convention and meeting facility opened…

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  • MTCC Recognized for Sustainability by Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is the recipient of this year’s Award of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). “We are very pleased to be recognized for operating a world-class facility that is committed to sustainability,” says MTCC president and CEO, Lorenz Hassenstein. Every year, MTCC redirects 90 per cent of event waste from landfill by recycling and donating food and materials to local charities. The centre’s charity partners, including Scott Mission,…

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  • Longest Running Canadian Expo for Events Industry Cancelled

    Canada’s largest event for the meetings, incentive travel, special events and promotions industry has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event producer Newcom Media made the announcement about this year’s Canadian Meetings and Events Expo (CMEExpo) in a statement released June 3. “We were hoping the August show would be the first step toward reconnecting the industry in a personal and meaningful way (but) unfortunately we will not have the opportunity in 2020,” says director of events for…

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  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre appoints Ron Pellerine as GM

    Press Release The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Pellerine to the position of General Manager. Pellerine will join the MTCC team on September 16, 2019 after serving as General Manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pellerine has worked internationally in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and brings extensive experience in all aspects of facility operations. Prior to the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, he…

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