1WESTERN HOSPI TALI TY With those sharp white Smithbilt cowboy hats and
that famous volunteer spirit, the Calgary
hospitality community knows how to set
the stage for meetings that are social, creative, and collaborative.
2ENJOY THE (QUICK) FLIGHT Calgary International Airport (YYC)
is the third-largest and -busiest airport
in Canada, serving 19 U.S. destinations
throughout the year. It’s also growing. A
$2-billion expansion of the international
terminal just opened.
3THAT FAVORABLE EXCHANGE RATE Currently, the Canadian dollar is valued at $0.75 U.S., which equals
a 25-percent savings. Alberta is also the
only province in Canada with no provincial
4SPACIOUS AND GRACIOUS Calgary has more than 13,000 hotel
rooms and more than 1. 3 million square feet
of meeting space.
5AN ECO;CONSCIOUS MENTALI TY Calgary is a leader in environmental
initiatives, with Green Key–certi;ied hotels
and venues that have earned LEED or
6A GLOBAL BUSINESS CENTER Calgary is home to more than 135 corporate headquarters, making it the second-largest head-o;ice city in Canada. It’s also a
global hub for the energy sector as well as
;inance and business, transportation and
logistics, manufacturing, and a number of
7CANADA’S TECH CENTER Calgary is the leading city in Canada for technology startup companies and — with more
than 116,196 miles of installed ;iber optics —
super-fast internet connections.
8NATURAL BEAU TY The Canadian Rockies and Badlands are basically Calgary’s backyard, and four nearby UNESCO
World Heritage Sites can easily be done as
9FOR AF TER THE MEE TING Down- town has plenty going for it as well
— more than 1,000 shops, 200 restaurants,
50 nightclubs and bars, 18 major tourist
attractions, and 23 major annual festivals,
to be exact.
10100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE The Calgary Stampede, the Global
Petroleum Show, Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Seed
Federation’s World Seed Congress are just a
few of the major groups Calgary has hosted
during the past century.
For more information: Meetings +
Conventions Calgary — (877) 710-
Spirited and stunning
The Calgary Stampede, the Canadian Rockies, and an energetic economy combine in a well-rounded destination.
Downtown stroll Lined with sculptures and historical
buildings, Stephen Avenue Walk is the perfect place to hold
an outdoor event in downtown Calgary.
Meet here Calgary’s TELUS Convention Centre, which
hosted more than 450 events in 2016, earned a rating of
either good or excellent from 93 percent of its clients.