The federal and provincial governments have announced funding support for PEI’s growing meeting and convention industry.
ACOA is providing $400-thousand over the next two years to Meetings & Conventions PEI to help the organization implement its strategic plan. That strategic plan will expand marketing and sales activities, and target industry development through membership engagement, familiarization tours, tradeshows and conferences.
The PEI Government is providing a one year contribution of $259-thousand to Meetings and Conventions PEI to support growth in that sector of the tourism industry.
Meetings & Conventions PEI reports that in 2016, 101 meetings were held in PEI, attracting 15,400 delegates, with a resulting total direct investment of $20.2-million into the provincial economy.