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Calgary, Canada is a boutique size destination with big-city energy. Recognized globally for volunteerism, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride, Calgarians are the ultimate hosts.

Along with their famous hospitality, visitors enjoy uncompromised convenience in a vibrant meeting at the doorstep of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. As an attendee, you will have plenty to see and do, whether it's taking part in one of the 700-plus annual cultural events, experiencing the tastes at over 6,000 restaurants, shopping at hundreds of unique retail shops, enjoying the city's arts and entertainment scene or exploring urban parks and river pathways.

Dave Sclanders
Dave Sclanders

Executive Director

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
City: Calgary

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Number of Hotels: 86
Number of Rooms: 14000

City Overview

Calgary, Canada is a boutique size destination with big-city energy. Recognized globally for volunteerism, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride, Calgarians are the ultimate hosts. Along with their famous hospitality, visitors enjoy uncompromised convenience in a vibrant meeting at the doorstep of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. As an attendee, you will have plenty to see and do, whether it's taking part in one of the 700-plus annual cultural events, experiencing the tastes at over 6,000 restaurants, shopping at hundreds of unique retail shops, enjoying the city's arts and entertainment scene or exploring urban parks and river pathways.

CVB Overview

Whether you are looking for hotels and meeting venues for your conference, local hot-spots for your gala, or pre-and-post activities, Meetings + Conventions Calgary is your one-stop-shop. As your Calgary connection, they tie in local experts and centres of excellence to your industry conference.

Knowledge Hub Overview

A leading business centre, Calgary has the highest head office concentration per capita in Canada. Calgary’s key industries include Energy, Technology, Agri-business and Finance. Learn more about Calgary’s Knowledge Hubs: http://www.xplore4.com/intellectualcapitals/calgary/

Significant Convention Centres

Calgary has two downtown convention centres. The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre: Located in Calgary’s restaurant and entertainment district, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre offers spaces for small meetings to large conventions. - 122,000 sq. ft. of meeting space - 36 breakout rooms - Banquet for 3,600 people - Connected to three 4-star hotels BMO Centre at Stampede Park: Calgary Stampede Park is a multi-purpose group of facilities, with flexible space situated at the edge of downtown Calgary. - 450,000 sq. ft. of meeting space - 25 breakout rooms - Banquet space for 5,000 people

Protocol

Visa Exempt Countries: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, etc. Electronic Travel Authorization is required for visa exempt foreign nationals excluding USA immigration.

Access

A western Canadian hub, Calgary is no more than one-stop from any global destination. International travellers have ease of access through daily non-stop flights from: - London (Heathrow and Gatwick) - Amsterdam - Frankfurt - Zurich - Tokyo - Beijing - Mexico City - and hundreds of US hubs.

Accommodation

Calgary has 14,000 guestrooms in over 80 hotels with 3,700 rooms in the downtown core. From international hotel chains such as Starwood, Marriott and Hilton, to stylish boutique hotels in Calgary’s trendiest neighbourhoods, you will find the perfect place to rest your head.

Attractions

- Drive to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Canadian Rocky Mountains - 800kms of walking pathways connect Calgary’s districts & neighbourhoods to the city centre - Canadian History at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame & the National Music Centre

DMC's/PCO's

Meetings + Conventions Calgary collaborates with DMC's/PCO's to host international conventions in the destination.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Banking/Finance/Insurance
Oil/Gas/Electricity/Energy
Social Sciences
Technology

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Recent/future
international
conventions

International Society of Biomechanics Congress

Venue: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Numbers: 1200
Event Date: 2019

International Play Association Triennial Convention

Venue: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Numbers: 550
Event Date: 2017

Pentecostal World Conference

Venue: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Numbers: 2700
Event Date: 2019