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Edmonton celebrates National Meetings Industry Day

Edmonton will host one of Canada’s largest celebrations of the meetings industry on April 18 - National Meetings Industry Day.

Focused on the industry’s development and raising awareness of meetings and conventions, Edmonton’s breakfast event, organized by the local chapter of Meeting Professionals International, aims to attract new meeting planners while offering chapter members a morning of networking and professional development.

Emceed by Global Edmonton’s Carol Anne Devaney, the event features keynote speaker Stuart Knight, award-winning entrepreneur and author, who will address “The Art of Powerful Conversations.”

Edmonton's meeting industry works year-round with local organizations and professional associations to target event planners in marketing Edmonton as an event destination and in attracting visitors and business from around the world - made easy by excellent non-stop air connections from the Americas and Europe. Major Edmonton employers, as well as national and international professional associations, contribute to the success of the city’s meetings industry. Marquee venues include the Edmonton Expo Centre, which offers the largest exhibition space of its kind outside Toronto, and Shaw Conference Centre, located downtown and steps away from shopping, attractions and accommodations.

Meetings and conventions generate spending in the economy and contribute to the growth of tourism in Edmonton. In 2012, Edmonton Tourism made 49 future convention bookings, resulting in a direct spend of $11.8 million.

National Meetings Industry Day shines the spotlight on the industry’s contribution to the community. Members from the Canadian Chapters of Meeting Professionals International celebrate with a variety of educational and networking activities focusing on the significance of the Canadian meetings industry and the value of meetings to the broader business community.  

For details on this event, hosted by the Edmonton chapter of Meeting Professionals International, please click here.

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