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Three Year Win for Calgary!

Meetings & Conventions Calgary (MCC) is pleased to announce that Calgary has been selected for a 3-year commitment to host the Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA) Prairie Showcase Buying Show and Convention for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

“As this event continues to expand, not only in size but in relevance and scope, it made sense to bring it to Calgary,” said Gary Hamilton, President of WRLA.  “This event is an integral part of the WRLA and enables our members to effectively compete and grow their business in a rapidly changing business environment”. 

The event is expected to generate 3,850 room nights and $1.3 million in economic revenue in 2015 and grow each year thereafter. The dates for 2015 are January 21, 22 and 23.

“We are extremely excited Calgary has been chosen to host the WRLA Prairie Showcase Buying Show and Convention for three years commencing in 2015.  We are confident WRLA will meet its growth expectations by selecting Calgary and we are eager to collaborate with them to ensure a most successful event!” says Jennifer Stewart, Business Development Manager for Meetings & Conventions Calgary.

Meetings & Conventions Calgary operates as a destination 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.

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