Global Meetings Industry Day, an international day of advocacy that spotlights the economic and networking value of in-person events, will take place on March 30, 2023.

The Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square lit blue

Led by Meetings Mean Business Canada, destinations, meeting venues, industry partners and attractions will celebrate the day! To highlight the importance and vital contribution of the meetings, conferences and events industry, attractions, and landmarks across Toronto are lighting blue for Global Meetings Industry Day on March 30, 2023. 

  • CN Tower
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Exhibition Place

More to be confirmed

To help raise awareness Meetings Mean Business has created a toolkit of resources for the meetings and business events industry. Find the toolkit here.

  • It’s an opportunity to raise awareness among federal decision-makers about our industry’s long road to recovery
  • It’s a reminder: Our hardest-hit businesses still require support and services
  • It’s a call to action: Canada must market itself more aggressively on the world stage if it hopes to attract crucial international business events that will help sustain economic recovery

Thousands of jobs are supported by meetings and conventions in Toronto – from hotels to convention centres, audio-visual and staging, transportation and logistics, and event planners, emcees and entertainers. 

2023 will be the busiest year in Toronto’s history for citywide conferences, meetings and events, the industry still needs continued focus and support to focus on continuing to drive business for focus years ahead.

This year Toronto will welcome the following:

  • Web Summit - Collision
  • Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) - SIBOS
  • Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) - HITEC Toronto
  • NorthStar Travel Media - EsportsTravel Summit 2023
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand - 2023 ASSH Annual Meeting
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) - ACE23 (Annual Conference & Exposition)
  • 2023 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) & International Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (ISMRT) Annual Meeting & Exhibition
  • American Statistical Association (ASA) - 2023 Joint Statistical Meeting
  • American Anthropological Association (AAA) - 2023 AAA Annual Meeting

The meetings, conferences and events industry is vital to economic recovery in Toronto, the province and across the country. Not only do meetings and events fuel the economy and create jobs, they are a driver for innovation, infrastructure and destination development. Business meetings and conferences are often a “first date” with a city for investors and talent.