The Shaw Conference Centre has built an international reputation for its expertise in hosting events of all forms and sizes. If you’ve felt a buzz while visiting, it’s not just because of the atmosphere within the building. Outside, you’ll find hundred of plants being pollinated by the Shaw Conference Centre’s very own bees.
Edmonton loves sports and culture. Not only do Edmontonians come out by the thousands as spectators, they are passionate and experienced volunteers who will help deliver something unforgettable.
We know what it takes to deliver the extraordinary: we challenge ourselves to think differently, while grounding the experience in attentive support from bid to event execution.
Red Bull Crashed Ice
Imagine for a second, skating down a 60-degree pitch of manmade ice at speeds of up to 70km/hour, trying to gracefully negotiate a hairpin turn with a competitor trying to sneak past you. Then imagine a major winter block party with tens of thousands of friends. Red Bull Crashed Ice was made for Edmonton, and in 2015 we proved it.
FIFA Women’s World Cup
Edmonton hosted the opening game of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and welcomed over 53,000 fans to sunny Commonwealth Stadium. We also hosted the most tournament matches at 11 with 305,000 fans through the doors. Multiple events dotted the city helping activate World Cup activity across the region.
ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
Since first hosting the World Championships in 2001, multiple major international events, with many of the world’s best triathletes, have been held in the city. Our experience has helped secure a 5 year agreement to be a stop on the World Triathlon Series and in 2020 Edmonton will, for a third time, play host to the ITU Grand Final (formerly the world championship).
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May 18th, 2017
May 5th, 2017
Edmonton has worked hard to earn much respect within the global triathlon community. And its paid off. By 2020, only Lausanne, Switzerland – home of the International Triathlon Union – and Edmonton will have staged three world championships.
March 25th, 2017
Edmonton Events received three nominations for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards. Edmonton took home two awards: the CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award (Group B: budget less than $1 million) for the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games and the CSTA Sport Tourism Champion Award that went to the former Executive Director of Edmonton Events, Candice Stasynec.
January 5th, 2017
Edmonton Tourism partnered with Icelandair and SWR3 – the #1 radio station in Germany with an estimated reach of 4 million listeners – to host a contest for 50 winners (25 plus guest) to come to Edmonton for four days in November.