Fredericton / Why Fredericton?

Why Fredericton?

Uniquely capable of delivering a fresh experience with noteworthy celebrations, Fredericton is the hidden gem of the Maritimes and offers an experience delegates will long remember!

Fredericton provides a great meeting experience enhanced with live entertainment, local culinary delights, and is a city committed to advanced technology, offering free wireless & wired connectivity in all meeting venues. The downtown is alive with history and culture; there’s a true sense of place that leaves a lasting impression on planners and delegates alike. Delegates are continually surprised with the beauty, charm, meeting venues and convenience of Fredericton.

With convenient highway links, Fredericton is within a day’s drive from Halifax, Charlottetown, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. This proximity puts Fredericton a step ahead in marketing to potential delegates. The Greater Fredericton Airport, only 15 minutes from downtown, is serviced by Air Canada and West Jet and receives multiple direct daily flights: Toronto (7), Ottawa (1), Montreal (3) and Halifax (4). Toronto is the major hub connecting Fredericton to the rest of the world.

A strategic advantage of Fredericton’s size is that your business is personal to us. We know each other in this city, and soon we will know you too! We live here, and we have contacts with entertainers, transportation operators and caterers, just to name a few.

Contact

Fredericton Tourism is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the city of Fredericton. We have staff to assist you with planning your event and with conference servicing.

Wendy Bradley is the Meeting and Convention Specialist with Fredericton Tourism. Contact her today to discover how to bring your next east coast event to the capital of New Brunswick.
wendy.bradley@fredericton.ca
(506) 460-2852

Contact Karen Miller for assistance with servicing an event that is coming to Fredericton.
karen.miller@fredericton.ca
(506) 460-2041

Testimonials

Here is what others have to say about their experience in Fredericton:

Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM
Principal, ProPlan Conferences & Events
“Fredericton is not only beautiful, friendly and welcoming, but offers the Meetings and Events Industry some of the best amenities that rival a Tier 1 city.  A state of the art Convention Centre, spectacular space at off-site venues such as the University of NB and Art Gallery; the beautiful and historic Crowne Plaza in the heart of downtown, and a true Urban Resort at the Delta Fredericton. And let’s not forget free WiFi everywhere! Easy to get to with great lift in multiple daily direct flights and an easy city to navigate as everything a meeting planner needs is within 5 minutes. I was especially impressed by the true partnership and camaraderie of Team Fredericton, who just kept saying “Yes, we can do that!”  Beautiful, historic, and charming; Fredericton is a city filled with art, music and great shopping (ouch!) and incredible food.  I can’t wait to come back.”


Marie-Louise Doyle
Transportation Association of Canada (800 people)
“During the TAC conference, we held our meetings at a variety of downtown locations in Fredericton but everything was seamless and sensational.   I was impressed with the level of cooperation between Fredericton Tourism, Fredericton Convention Centre, City’s hotels & facilities, and the suppliers in Fredericton. It made our job of organizing and managing the conference in Fredericton a pleasant experience. The city’s natural beauty, culture and maritime hospitality was just icing on the cake.”


Ken Forrest, MCIP RPP, Canadian Institute of Planners (500 delegates)
Conference Co-Chair
“This was the first time that the national CIP/API Conference 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.”


Alison Hebbs, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences (2500 delegates)
Director of Policy and Communications
“It is no small feat to host the thousands of delegates our annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences attracts… and Fredericton pulled it off in tremendous style. From extra cultural events in the beautiful downtown, to fabulous venues and accommodations, and of course Maritime charm and hospitality at every turn, we all felt very well taken care of.”