February 21, 2016

Shaw Conference Centre Announces New General Manager

EDMONTON, AB – The Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisanne Lewis in the role of General Manager.

“I am absolutely delighted to have Lisanne Lewis appointed as the new General Manager of the Shaw Conference Centre,” says Brad Ferguson, President & CEO, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. “Her leadership, community engagement, operating performance and customer experience detail is what will continue to differentiate the Shaw Conference Centre as an exceptional conference facility, a vibrant driver of our visitor economy, and one of the best places to work in Edmonton.”

“It is a privilege to lead a passionate team of hospitality experts who are leading the way in delivering exceptional experiences for half a million guests every year,” says Lisanne Lewis. “We take pride in public stewardship of one of Edmonton’s signature buildings and I look forward to continuing our collaboration with customers and the community to deliver economic and social returns to the region.”

Lisanne joined the Shaw Conference Centre in 2011 as the Director of Business and Community Development, overseeing the convention centre’s sales, client services and marketing departments. Prior to joining SCC she held senior marketing and communications management roles in organizations across a variety of sectors, with extensive experience in venue management, arenas, exhibitions and major event production.

Well established in the local community and the public assembly industry, she currently sits on the Board of Governors for the International Association of Venue Managers, and has served as the past Board Chair for Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and Homeless Connect Edmonton.

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About The Shaw Conference Centre
The Shaw Conference Centre, which is owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development , is a top contributor to the meetings, conventions and special event business in Greater Edmonton, hosting more than 600 events and half million guests each year, who in turn generate $45 million in spending across the province annually.

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