Why Edmonton?

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has everything a meeting planner and delegate could want.

Alberta’s capital city has grown into an international destination that is connected to the world. A very favourable exchange rate allows international travellers to take their dollar further and enjoy Edmonton Original Experiences. Edmonton embraces its visitors and connects them to amazing things that can’t be found anywhere else.

Thriving Downtown Economy

Your convention will take place in a downtown core that currently has over $5 billion in capital investment that is currently planned or underway. Over 2,000 hotel rooms are within walking distance of the Shaw Conference Centre, where you’ll find yourself at the heart of Canada’s largest mixed use sports and entertainment district with dining, entertainment, shopping, NHL hockey, and concerts. Our new Ice District enhances the delegate experience in unparalleled ways.

A Hub of Research and Development

Home to some of the world’s top academic institutions and the Edmonton Research Park, the city is a leader in advanced research focused in medicine, biotechnology, software, cold climate engineering, nanotechnology, and clean energy. The University of Alberta provides a national and international voice to this innovation and is always seeking ways to share their knowledge with the global community.

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Event Experts

Edmonton continues to be chosen as a site to host the world’s largest events and boasts a 365 day event calendar. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Red Bull Crashed Ice, IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, and ITU World Triathlon Series are only a handful of events that showcase the city’s expertise in event planning. Through Edmonton Tourism, you’ll be connected to world-class suppliers that provide an array of services that can take your event to the next level.

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Sustainability

With a downtown core bordering North America’s largest urban parkland, Edmonton is committed to building a social, environmental, economic, and financially sustainable society. The city has taken a leadership role in practicing and promoting sustainable best practices in all aspects of the community. From North America’s largest collection of modern, sustainable waste processing and research facilities to iconic sustainable venues such as the Mosaic Centre, Rogers Place, and the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton is showing the world how to live green.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can help you make your meeting, convention, sporting event, or trade show the best yet!