Every event is another major opportunity

Edmonton Convention Centre

Creating connections that strengthen our economy and community.

We are committed to creating connection – to the land, to local culture, to our community and to others.

We connect to the land through our sustainable business practices, we connect with our culture through locally sourced and inspired cuisine, and we connect with our community through social programs and a commitment to our people.

Entrenched in the foundation of Edmonton’s river valley stands the Edmonton Convention Centre, a beacon of hospitality and sustainability among Edmonton’s growing downtown skyline. As a community asset, we’ve grown alongside our city and play an important role in enhancing Edmonton’s tourism economy and community. In 2018 we hosted Grey Cup Festival events, the UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Forum, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships, meetings, conventions, concerts and more – all contributing to the $32,076,222 in economic impact we generated for the City of Edmonton.

New year, new name, same remarkable experience.

After 21 years as the Shaw Conference Centre, on January 1, 2019 we returned to our roots as the Edmonton Convention Centre.

Edmonton’s Red Bull Crashed Ice track at the Edmonton Convention Centre

2018 Highlights

In 2018, the Edmonton Convention Centre was recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) as one of North America’s five top-performing venues – the only Canadian venue to receive this honour since 2012.

We also celebrated our 35th anniversary in 2018. Officially opened in the spring of 1983, the Edmonton Convention Centre is now home to nearly 650 events every year. Our reputation for warm hospitality and attention to detail proves we can punch above our weight among large convention centres across the continent.

Park in city

Sustainability Matters

From March 5-7, 2018, the Edmonton Convention Centre and the City of Edmonton welcomed 750 global leaders to the inaugural Cities and Climate Change Science Conference.

More than 126,000 kilograms of waste were diverted from landfill through recycling, repurposing and donation programs in 2018. In 2018, the Edmonton Convention Centre eliminated its use of plastic straws, saving an estimated 253,000 plastic straws from landfill.

Connecting with our community

Community Connections

The Edmonton Convention Centre was the first organization in Edmonton to sign up for the Edmonton Food Bank’s Second Helping program. In 2018, we froze and donated 2,874 kilograms of excess meals to those in need.

On April 29 and October 14, 2018, we hosted Homeless Connect in collaboration with Homeward Trust, an event held at the Edmonton Convention Centre since 2009. Over the course of each one-day event, more than 2,000 homeless or at-risk Edmontonians were given access to essential and dignity-enhancing services.

In January of 2018, the Edmonton Convention Centre provided and served a hot meal to more than 200 senior citizens at Operation Friendship Seniors Society – a program the venue has been proud to participate in with the Hotel Association of Greater Edmonton for a number of years.

Chef chopping microgreens in a grow room

Taste the difference our local connection makes

In 2018, we regularly purchased food from 25 local producers to reinvest more than $560,000 in the local economy.

$19.2M

revenue in 2018

Surpassing the goal of $15.9 million
19.8%
growth year over year
94%

satisfaction rating on the 2018
customer engagement survey

Exceeding the goal of 92 per cent
9%

2018 gross operating surplus

80%

satisfaction reported on the 2018
employee engagement survey

8.4%
growth year over year
+31

net promoter score achieved in 2018

Surpassing the goal of a +30 score
$32,076,222

economic impact achieved in 2018

Exceeding the goal of $30 million
Large crowd gathering for a concert
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The Edmonton Convention Centre is led by people who have that can-do, let’s-get-it-done, let’s-roll-up-our-sleeves kind of attitude. And that’s what separates them from other venues of the same size.
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