The Award Winning Wu Conference Centre!

It is with great pleasure we announce that UNB’s Wu Conference Centre is the 2016 Meeting Professionals International (Atlantic Chapter) Supplier of the Year!

Michelle McNeil, UNB Conference Services’ Senior Director accepting the Wu Centre’s Supplier of the Year award. Photo taken by Michelle Doucette

The Wu Centre had tough competition in the category, and we want to send a big congratulations to our fellow finalists: Freeman Audio Visual and The Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax.

This year’s MPI Awards Dinner marked significant milestones in the organization’s history; it was the first time finalists from Fredericton were nominated in all three awards categories (Supplier of the Year, Event of the Year, and Planner of the Year); Stacey Murray from the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, and Tale of Two Wedding Coordination was nominated for Planner of the Year, and the Canada-Wide Science Fair (hosted at UNB, Fredericton in 2015) was nominated for Event of the Year. This was also the first time a University has been a finalist, and won an MPI award! We are so proud to put the University Conferencing industry and our unique venues on the map!

MPI Atlantic and the Delta Halifax put on a lovely evening, with some delicious food! (We are meeting planners, how could it not have been a fantastic night!?). We were lucky to have in attendance with us Margot Young, our Associate Director, who opened the Wu Conference Centre in 1992 and built its business and reputation over the next 13 years, as well as Leonard Dickinson, the Manager of the Wu Conference Centre who has worked in the Wu Centre for over 20 years. Margot and Leonard’s dedication and leadership have been central to making the Wu Centre what it is today, and we are so glad they were able to be in attendance to bask in the joy of winning!

A huge congratulations to our fellow winners: Jeff Totten from the World Trade & Convention Centre Halifax went home with the award for Planner of the Year, Festival of Trees was recognized as Event of the Year, and Hélène Moberg from Destination Halifax was the recipient of the Barbara Broome Legacy Award!

Finally, we want to thank all of our clients and partners for your support and loyalty to the Wu Centre – you are the reason we work so hard to offer an exceptional experience each day! We invite all of you who have not yet been to the Wu Centre to come check out our AWARD WINNING Conference Centre! Leonard and the team will be more than happy to welcome you, and show you why it was named MPI Atlantic’s Supplier of the Year. | 506-453-5010 |

The UNB Conference Services team and some special guests attending the MPI Awards Dinner. Photo taken by Michelle Doucette


Written by: Alisha Bainbridge, Marketing Communications Coordinator



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