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Calgary to Host 2015 World Buddhist Women’s Convention

Meetings & Conventions Calgary is pleased to announce that Calgary has been selected to host the 2015 World Buddhist Women’s Convention. This will take place May 30 & May 31, 2015 and it is expected that 2,000 international delegates will be in attendance.

“This is a truly wonderful convention for Calgary to host”, says Peter Gregus, Managing Director, Meetings & Conventions Calgary (MCC). “MCC and our industry partners worked together to produce the winning bid which showcases how our Team Calgary approach is successful. We are confident that the event will be their best ever!”

“Canada is very honored to be the host country in 2015”, says Susan Huntley, President of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation (JSBTCWF). “We are looking forward to welcoming the many delegates as well as the opportunity to share the teachings of the Jodo Shinshu Nembustu. The JSBTCWF is extremely excited to be in a position to work on a national scale to strengthen the Sangha or community at large and is grateful for this wonderful opportunity to showcase the city of Calgary as well as Canada”.

“Embraced by the Oneness of Life” is the theme for this prestigious event. Representatives in attendance will be women and men of all ages from countries including Canada, United States, Hawaii, Japan and Brazil. The conference will be offered in three languages: English, Japanese and Portuguese.

This city wide event will utilize a number of hotels in Calgary along with the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Based on current economic impact figures the event will generate over 1.3 million dollars in direct spending during the 2 day convention.

Meetings & Conventions Calgary operates as a destination 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.

The JSBTCWF is a volunteer based, non profit organization which is part of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada and whose mother temple is the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha in Kyoto, Japan.

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre