Fredericton, NB (May 29, 2019)–Continuing with its vision to be New Brunswick’s premier meeting destination by maximizing event sales, the Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) celebrated a record-breaking year in 2018 by generating $11,812,259 in direct economic impact, including $2.5 million in on-site revenue. To date, the FCC has created more than $67 million dollars of economic impact in Fredericton.
Economic impact is calculated using direct dollars spent at FCC as well as averages of what delegates spend while visiting the city, including accommodations, food and beverage, transportation and retail.
Between January and December 2018, the FCC hosted a total of 195 events. Overall event attendance equalled 49,475 delegate days, which tallies the number of event participants by overnight stays for each event throughout the year.
“As we look forward to the remainder of 2019, we are expecting another record-breaking year, said Cathy Pugh, general manager for the Fredericton Convention Centre. “We are preparing to welcome several large, new events to Fredericton including the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Annual Conference (800+ delegates) and the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly (1000+ delegates).
“The Fredericton Convention Centre continues to fulfill its mandate of drawing national convention business to Fredericton and our vibrant downtown, and creating an injection of new dollars into the economy,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.
The Fredericton Convention Centre publishes upcoming events at www.frederictonconventions.ca.