Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is pleased to announce that after 21 years as the Shaw Conference Centre, the venue will be renamed the Edmonton Convention Centre as of January 1, 2019. Shaw Communications’ naming rights agreement will expire on December 31, 2018.
“The Edmonton brand deserves to be showcased in the name of a venue that delivers more than $26 million in economic impact to the city each year,” said Derek Hudson, CEO, Edmonton Economic Development. “We are excited about the possibilities to use the Edmonton Convention Centre name as a platform to elevate the local community and economy. The new name reflects EEDC’s continued dedication to building Edmonton as a regional, national and international destination for events, meetings and conventions.”
Owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development, the convention centre celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018. Earlier this year, it was recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) as one of North Americas five top performing venues—the only Canadian venue to receive this honour since 2012. As downtown Edmonton’s largest event and convention space, the venue is a preferred destination for nearly 650 events each year.
“Edmonton’s downtown convention centre has been an integral part of our community and growing city skyline for more than 35 years,” said Richard Wong, GM, Shaw Conference Centre. “We have built our reputation on providing remarkable experiences and as we look to the future, our team will continue to exceed expectations under the Edmonton Convention Centre name.”
The venue was originally named Edmonton Convention Centre from its opening in 1983 to 1997. A naming rights agreement with Shaw Communications saw the venue named Shaw Conference Centre from 1997 to 2018.
About Shaw Conference Centre
Managed by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, the Shaw Conference Centre has a vision to be one of North America’s top performing convention centres. Everything we do is dedicated towards pushing the limits of providing the very best experience an event planner or guest has ever had, anywhere. Contact us today by visiting ShawConferenceCentre.com.
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