Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Convention Centre is pleased to announce it has been awarded with the International Association of Venue Managers’ (IAVM) 2019 Education & Service Award at the 94th annual VenueConnect Conference and Tradeshow in Chicago on July 24. The Edmonton Convention Centre is the only Canadian venue to receive this award since 2013.
The Education & Service Award is awarded annually to one individual and one venue organization that demonstrate excellence in community outreach, educational opportunities, mentorship and internships. The Edmonton Convention Centre was recognized for its staff training, development and scholarship programs; its commitment to education through ongoing community sustainability tours and partnerships with City Hall School and Junior Achievement; its mentorship and career development partnerships with Centre High School, NAIT and the Canadian Culinary Foundation; and its support of local art through the centre’s Community Art Program and pARTnership Gallery.
“Not only does the Edmonton Convention Centre exist to drive economic prosperity in our region, we exist to leave a positive impact on the staff we employ and the communities we serve,” says Arlindo Gomes, Vice President, Venue Management, Edmonton Economic Development. “As a public asset, we’re honored by this recognition and will continue building upon our momentum to be one of North America’s top venue destinations and community-serving organizations.”
In 2018, the Edmonton Convention was awarded the IAVM Venue Excellence Award which recognizes the venue as one of North America’s top five performing public assembly venues. It was also recognized by Meeting Professionals International Edmonton Chapter as 2018 Venue of the Year.
Learn more about Edmonton Convention Centre’s community impact here.
About Edmonton Convention Centre
Recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) as one of North America’s top five performing public assembly venues, the Edmonton Convention Centre brings people together to learn, innovate, trade and celebrate in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development, the venue hosts nearly 650 events and 500,0000 guests per year, generating more than $30 million in economic impact.
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