The latest Calgary MC&IT news
Meetings + Conventions Calgary recognizes local Calgary Champions
Over 60 local leaders, including the Mayor Naheed Nenshi, gathered to celebrate Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s (MCC) third annual Calgary Champion recognition event.This year, the Champion Program succesfully brought 8 conferences to Calgary. Click here to read the full story.
Press Release: Powering Calgary with a New Kind of Energy
Meetings + Conventions Calgary is excited to host the Canada Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Conference and Exhibition November 1-3, 2016 at the BMO Centre. The event is Canada’s largest annual Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition.
Welcoming CanWEA back to the city for the first time in 20 years, Calgary is excited to host an event that brings attention to the renewable energy industry in Canada. There will be over 1,500 delegates from around the world engaging with industry experts, political leaders and key stakeholders to discuss the main opportunities and challenges currently faced by Canada’s wind energy industry. Click here to read the full press release.
Press Release: Calgary Secures Three Year AGRI-TREND® Conference
Meetings + Conventions Calgary is pleased to announce AGRI-TREND® (AGRI-TREND), a division of Trimble Navigation, has selected Calgary as the host city for their Farm Forum Event for the next three years. The events will take place December 6-8, 2016, December 5-7, 2017 and December 4-6, 2018.
The decision to move from Saskatoon to Calgary is to accommodate the growing size of the convention. The larger forum will be held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and is expected to welcome over 1,000 delegates to the city each year.
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SilverBirch project brings hotel, conference centre to Calgary
The latest hotel to break ground in downtown Calgary is the SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts development.The hotel complex will include a SilverBirch conference centre and a Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown. Scheduled for completion in early 2019, the development will be one of the largest Residence Inns among its more than 600 international properties. Click here for more information
A Peek Inside YYC's New International Terminal
The Calgary International Airport is set to open their new international terminal October 2016. The building will double the size of the existing facility with nearly two million sq. ft. of additional space that will be filled with light from 5,000 sq. m.
Element to open new Calgary Airport Hotel
In September 2016 Element will open their newest hotel. Offering 142 rooms and more than 2,300 square feet of meeting space, this hotel will be joining over 1,800 number of rooms opening in Calgary’s airport district by 2017.
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Announces New Executive Chef
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is pleased to announce David Spero as the Executive Chef at the Calgary Marriott Downtown, CTCC’s exclusive caterer. Click here to read more.
Calgary sixth on 2016 Ultimate Sports City list
It’s hard to keep a good sports city down and Calgary continues to prove that. Calgary was chosen sixth on the list of 2016 Ultimate Sport Cities (small city category) by SportBusiness. Out of 30 destinations Calgary and Vancouver were the only Canadian cities to make the list with Vancouver finishing 16th. To read more click here.
Staff Announcement Sandra Moniz named MPI Toronto’s President Elect
Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC) is proud to announce Sandra Moniz as MPI Toronto Chapter’s President Elect. A leader in the industry, Moniz is an integral part of Team Calgary with over 3 years as MCC’s Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada/Toronto.
Sandra Moniz’s MPI Involvement:
- Almost 18 years of MPI membership
- Served on the MPI Toronto board for 5 years
- Most recent board position: Vice President
- Mentor of the Year – 2014
- Recruiter of the Year - 2003
- Supplier of the Year – 2002
“We are pleased to support Sandra as President Elect, MPI Toronto. Sandra’s active role within the Toronto chapter and the MC&IT industry has contributed to her professional profile.” Heather Lundy, Director of Marketing, Meetings + Conventions Calgary.
Meetings + Conventions Calgary is a partnership between the Calgary Hotel Association and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. It operates as a sales and marketing organization with a mandate to assist meeting planners, corporate clients and association executives interested in Calgary as a prime location for their meetings, conventions and incentive programs.