Global Meetings Industry Day, an international day of advocacy that spotlights the economic and networking value of in-person events, will take place on April 11, 2024.


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 April 11, 2024. 

  • Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square
  • 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. 

2024 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. Read Mayor Olivia Chow's proclamation here

This year Toronto will welcome the following:

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.