Executive Director, CMOS
Joint Scientific Congress of CMOS and CGU
In Spring 2016 we held the Joint Scientific Congress of CMOS and CGU in Fredericton for the first time, with about 540 delegates. The entire experience with the FCC team, from the sales staff through to the events team, the room set-ups, menus and food presentation, all aspects of the event exceeded our expectations. I would recommend FCC to anyone considering hosting an event in Eastern Canada!
Manager, Canada-Wide Science Fair & Travel Plan
Youth Science Canada
The Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards Ceremony is the most anticipated event of the week, awarding medals and other prizes worth nearly $1 Million. The event was hugely successful thanks to the dedicated, professional and caring team at the Fredericton Convention Centre. A very special thanks to Jennifer Phillips and Alex Green (PSAV) for helping me create a unique and memorable top-quality event, which had an audience of about 900 people.
Ken Forrest, MCIP RPP
Canadian Institute of Planners; “People Matter 2014”
This was the first time that the national CIP/API Conference (nearly 500 delegates) was held in New Brunswick since the late 1980's. It truly was worth the wait. The conference was a tremendous success. A big part of this success was the absolutely superior experience provided by the Fredericton Convention Centre staff as well as the catering and food staff.
Delegates loved the building. In addition, the food quality was the best I have experienced in my 20 years attending conferences all over North America. All of the meals were terrific throughout the conference but the Shindig held on Friday evening truly amazed the delegates. I had comments from trusted colleagues saying that it was the best evening conference event they had the pleasure of attending in their 30 years of attending CIP conferences.
As a Frederictonian, I was very happy and proud when the conference wrapped up. We showed our very best to my colleagues from across the country.
Conference and Advertising Manager
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
I would like to thank you and the team at the Fredericton Convention Centre for the most seamless conference I have ever run. Typically I would be in constant contact with you and your team regarding temperature, AV or food and beverage issues. There were next to no issues and those that came up were insignificant and handled very efficiently. I have never run a more enjoyable conference. This, coupled with the friendliness of Fredericton makes it disappointing that I need to go to every province before I come back to yours! My staff noted at our post-conference meeting the great hospitality they received while at conference. I think we are all disappointed we will not be coming back soon. For a newer convention centre- you run like a convention centre that has been around for years!
Of all of the convention centres and hotels that I have held conferences in, yours would be the first I would recommend.
2013 Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association
. . . we hosted over 400 delegates from all over Atlantic Canada, and indeed, North America at the Fredericton Convention Centre . . . we received numerous compliments from our delegates about how nice the convention centre facility was, and how friendly and helpful all staff were. . . and I would not hesitate in recommending the Fredericton Convention Centre to any group looking to produce a high quality event. From the friendly and professional staff, to the quality meal catering, to the highly flexible meeting room configurations, the Fredericton Convention Centre played a huge role in making our conference a great success.
Stacey Carr & Anne Ballem
Conference planning committee members
The Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association
We look forward to hosting the Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association national conference in May 2015 and working with the team at the convention center.
The facility is spacious, artistic, green, and offers advanced technology. The center is located in a scenic setting in downtown Fredericton. It is extremely beneficial to have the center offer a food and beverage and presentation service at the facility. Erin Blanchard was able to answer all our questions in a timely manner and we felt she went above and beyond in ensuring we understood what the conference center could provide. She was knowledgeable regarding what the city of Fredericton could offer our delegates while attending conference. We felt empowered by her expertise that this would be a great conference.
Heather E Reid ARCT MSc
Principal Planner & Owner
Innovative Conferences & Communications
It is with incredible gratitude that I write to all of you.....what an incredible experience I had in Fredericton at CANSPEP 2013.
. . . what I found truly staggering were the numerous “extra details” that were created: the welcome at the airport, the group picture, the painting, the scarf making etc. . .
Fredericton is a wonderful city – and has great venues for meetings etc – but I truly believe that more than selling the venues in Fredericton –planners will return and sell the “fantastic people” of Fredericton!
Lecture Series Coordinator
University of New Brunswick
We enjoyed excellent, responsive service from you and your staff. It was a pleasure to use your facility and we will certainly recommend it to others.
I wish to thank you and your staff for a delightful tour of the convention centre. Erin was a wonderful guide and ambassador for the centre throughout our visit. I was most impressed by the centre’s leading edge design and use of digital technology. The food we savoured was outstanding and presented with such flair. Please tell the Chef that I am still dreaming of and raving about his banana bread trifle.