November 11, 2009
MPI Foundation’s just-released update to its groundbreaking 2006 Canadian Economic Impact Study (CEIS) indicates that meetings generated more than $71-billion in industry output per year and produced more than 673,000 meetings annually, with an average of 70-million yearly participants.
Significantly, the 2007-2008 CEIS Update demonstrates that the economic contributions of meetings and events activity in Canada at the end of 2008 were slightly higher than the 2006 figures released in the original study, despite the change in economic conditions over this period.
“Nearly double Canada’s population attends meetings annually,” said Joe Nishi, MPI Foundation Canadian Council Chairman. “The CEIS unequivocally proves that the meeting industry is paramount to the face?to?face interactions that drive business success throughout Canada.”
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