Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year Award
Designated by Tourism Winnipeg
Presented to an individual, organization or business that collaborates with Tourism Winnipeg and demonstrates a strong commitment to increasing visitation by contributing to the growth and success of Winnipeg’s tourism industry.
RBC CONVENTION CENTRE WINNIPEG
The RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg has long been an integral partner to Tourism Winnipeg, recognizing from the outset the merits of selling the city first—even before extolling the virtues of its own facility. This commitment to teamwork is also evidenced in the convention centre’s involvement (since inception) in Team Winnipeg, a meetings and conventions marketingconsortium established in 2000. As well, the precursor to today’s successful Bring It Home ambassador program was the brainchild of the convention centre. Its extensive support of the new version comes in the form of advertising dollars and in-house promotion at elevator landings and on outdoor LED screens.
Further Bring It Home assistance includes hosting receptions honouring local influencers, providing meeting space, and furnishing tickets to galas so Tourism Winnipeg staff can introduce themselves to potential new influencers. A major co-op ad partner with Tourism Winnipeg and Travel Manitoba in pursuit of meetings and conventions business, the convention centre augments this collaboration with its own advertising campaigns to maximize reach. Always on the lookout for meaningful ways to contribute to the local tourism industry, the convention centre routinely steps up to the plate to ensure local and visiting decision-makers are wowed from start to finish. From hosting board meetings with groups considering Winnipeg for their next gathering to providing air fares in support of client site tours, the convention centre is a powerful, unifying voice advocating for Winnipeg’s pride of place within the national tourism ecosystem.