For the second year in a row, Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, named Toronto the Top Meeting Destination for meetings and events in Canada. As well, Mississauga made the list coming in at number 5 on the list of Canadian destinations. The list is compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network, through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.

In 2018, business events generated $565 million for the Toronto regional economy with more than 500,000 delegates from around the world. As well, the year saw the city host more international delegates from meetings, conferences and events than any other city in North America, ranking 7th globally – the only North American city in the top 10.

Cvent’s Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Canada
1. Toronto, Ontario
2. Vancouver, B.C.
3. Montreal, QC
4. Calgary, AB
5. Mississauga, ON
6. Ottawa, ON
7. Edmonton, AB
8. Quebec City, QC
9. Banff, AB
10. Whistler, B.C.

The annual lists were also released for top destinations including the United States, Europe, Caribbean & Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. View the global lists for 2019 here.

Methodology
Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on Cvent’s venue sourcing sites to compile the eighth annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2018 through December 2018 and destinations were ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Unique Request for Proposals Received
  • Total Room Nights Received
  • Awarded Request for Proposals
  • Awarded Room Nights
  • Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
  • Number of Profile Views