Prince Edward Island boasts a 10 – 15% higher delegate registration than other Canadian Provinces. Our testimonials will tell you that Prince Edward Island conferences are not to be missed. Delegates and planners alike tell us their meeting on the Island was their best ever, often returning home feeling relaxed and refreshed: some even make plans to extend their stay on PEI by joining us early before their conference or extending their stay afterward. Either way, they are often planning their next trip to PEI before even saying goodbye.
We were excited to host the 55th annual Canadian Culinary Federation 2018 right here on Canada’s Food Island!
With a full agenda, delegates were given a true taste of the Island experience, hospitality and excellence within our culinary sector.
Meeting planner Sue Mercer hosted meetings, workshops, receptions etc using multiple spaces like Delta Prince Edward by Marriott Prince Edward and The Culinary Institute of Canada to diverse events like tours with Coach Atlantic Group, and events at PEI Brewing Company
Check out this video and hear first-hand Sues thoughts on hosting the conference on PEI and the resources she used through Meetings & Conventions PEI.
In 2018 Prince Edward Island hosted the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference + Tradeshow as well as the Canadian Recreation Facilities Council at Rodd Charlottetown, The Hotel on Pownal, University of Prince Edward Island and Confederation Centre of the Arts. Organizer Beth Grant from ParaSport and Recreation PEI said delegates were wowed! She gave us a taste of what the multi-day event was like. Delegates experienced everything from a night at Dalvay by the Sea, to events at John Brown Richmond St Grille, and The Alley culminating in a closing night at Peakes Quay Restaurant & Bar.
“Your staff at Meetings and Conventions PEI along with your suppliers and partners created an amazing experience for CanSPEP delegates! It was one of the most seamless conferences that I have attended that incorporated the sites and places of the destination letting us get a unique taste of what they have to offer. Your team worked hard, were gracious, fun and extremely hospitable. I look forward to having the opportunity to bring a client your way.
Thank you again for truly showcasing PEI hospitality.
Diane Laundy, Principal Planner CanSPEP 2017
Behind the Scenes Conference Planning
“This is the first time the Buddhist community has ever worked with the local community. We’ve had retreats and events the past two years and we’ve always used our own buses, used our own drivers and worked with our own volunteers.This year is the first year where we’re reaching out to Tourism P.E.I., reaching out to Meetings and Conventions P.E.I. and all these people. The amount of support and help we’ve received from them is incredible.’’
Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society (GEBIS, monks) (500 delegates)
Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute (GWBI, nuns) (600 delegates)
It was a pleasure to host the Association of Canadian Pension Management’s National Conference at the Delta Prince Edward last month. You and your team (at Meetings & Conventions PEI) have been a lifeline throughout the planning stages of this event, and I know I couldn’t have pulled this off without your support.
There is no doubt that Island hospitality is as unique as it is wonderful. Our delegates had a wonderful experience from start to finish, and for many who were visiting the Island for the first time, it will no doubt be unforgettable. I know PEI holds a special place in my heart.
Marie Bordeleau, Event Planner
Association of Canadian Pension Management
Michelle McAulay from Meeting and Conventions PEI sat down with Donna Humphrey the organizer of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (CSOHNS) National meeting. Held this year on PEI. Donna commented on everything from the great space at the Delta Prince Edward to airlift at the Charlottetown Airport.
“It took an hour and a half from Toronto to get here, so easy-peasy”
An all around great testimonial of PEI as a meeting destination. CSOHNS National meeting was held on PEI earlier this summer.
Donna Humphrey – organizer
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
2016 Annual Meeting
“Prince Edward Island – wow! Welcoming, friendly, great people, beautiful Island, excellent conference and meeting spaces, wonderful food and beverage, great activities to add onto any meeting, and a wonderful leisure destination. The next golf trip I organize will have PEI in the mix – food, fun, golf, scenery – it doesn’t get much better… I can’t wait to bring business to your beautiful cities and provinces. Hospitality that I will remember forever, and tell as many times as possible.”
Go Golf Event Management
2015 Familiarization Tour Attendee
“The support and assistance provided by Meetings and Conventions PEI was instrumental in the success of the Spring IEMG conference. The finer details were handled with care and professionalism. Delegates left with fond memories of Charlottetown and many were planning their return visits to take in the best of what PEI has to offer!”
Director of Public Safety
Department and Justice and Public Safety
IEMG Spring Conference 2015
“The CACMID Annual Conference was a huge success, in no small part due to the amazing Charlottetown family. Charlottetown is an amazing destination that everyone should experience. It is a Canadian gem, a destination that embodies the spirit of what being Canadian is.”
Chief Operations and Meetings Officer, AMMI Canada
CACMID Annual Conference, April 2015