Jan Szabat

May 2, 2017

Edmonton Convention Centre Employee Recognized for Excellence in Venue Engineering

The Edmonton Convention Centre (SCC) is pleased to announce that Jan Szabat, the convention centre’s Director of Engineering Services has been recognized by Venues Today Magazine, Venue Solutions Group and the Venue Operations Summit Board of Advisors for excellence in venue management. The award recognizes one engineer working in a venue in North America who has gone above and beyond in solving problems, instituting new programs and maintaining their facility.

For the past 30 years, Jan has overseen all maintenance for Edmonton’s iconic, 34-year old convention centre. From flood restoration to multi-million dollar escalator modernization and managing the team that keeps the building running, Jan has ensured the Edmonton Convention Centre continues to be a destination for the meetings, conventions and events industry.

“We’re thrilled Jan is being recognized for leading the way in engineering services and expertise,” says Lisanne Lewis, General Manager, Edmonton Convention Centre. “Jan’s stewardship of our landmark facility helps to build Edmonton’s brand and reputation as a leader in sustainability and venue management. This award is a testament to his dedication and passion for his craft.”

Jan has played an instrumental role in fulfilling the convention centre’s brand promise of sustainability. Under his leadership the Edmonton Convention Centre has become BOMA BEST certified, the first conference venue in Canada to receive Green Key level 5 certification, and one of five venues in Canada to receive the prestigious ASTM International sustainability certification.

From sustainable infrastructure and permaculture to a comprehensive waste management program and an urban beehive, the Edmonton Convention Centre is leading the way when it comes to sustainability within the global venue management industry.

Jan Szabat


About the Edmonton Convention Centre
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