Preliminary results from the Canadian Economic Impact Study (CEIS) 3.0 found:
1.5%: Of Canada's GDP is generated by the meetings market.
35m: Number of participants in Canada's meetings industry
585,000: Number of business events that took place in Canada in 2012 in more than 2,000 venues.
£4.6bn: The amount the industry contributed to the government's coffers.
200,000: Number of jobs the market employs - nearly double that of telecommunications or utilities.
Gross provincial product by province:
£2.3bn: British Columbia