Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Economic Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Pietroleonardo as General Manager of the Edmonton Convention Centre and Olaf Miede as the General Manager of the Edmonton EXPO Centre, effective October 21. “After a competitive recruitment and selection process, we are excited to welcome both Emma and Olaf to […]
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In case you missed it, take a look through some of our previous news releases below to get caught up on what’s been happening.
October 25th, 2019
September 3rd, 2019
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is proud to announce the appointment of a new Board Chair, Joseph Doucet, as well as five new board members effective July, 2019. The new board members include Paul Alpern, Matthew Havertape, Alyson Hodson, Karen Oshry, and Catherine Vu. “I am humbled to be the Board Chair […]
June 21st, 2019
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Arlindo Gomes in the role of Vice-President, Venue Management. Arlindo previously served as the General Manager of the Edmonton EXPO Centre. In his new role Arlindo will provide strategic oversight over the Edmonton EXPO Centre and Edmonton Convention Centre, ensuring both […]
June 11th, 2019
June 11, 2019 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) has launched a city-wide campaign asking Edmontonians to add their voice to what Edmonton’s economy needs in order to grow and thrive for future generations. The input received will directly inform the City of Edmonton’s next long-term Economic Growth and Resiliency Strategy. Starting […]
May 9th, 2019
Edmonton’s startup ecosystem reputation continues to rise through global rankings, reports, and conference opportunities The 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER), launched today at The Next Web Conference, is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups and is based on data from thousands of startup founders and research on millions of companies. Edmonton’s participation, led […]
December 17th, 2018
December 17, 2018 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 […]
August 8th, 2018
Edmonton, Alberta (August 8, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) announced today that Derek Hudson has been named its President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board’s selection concludes an extensive executive search process that attracted significant interest and exceptional talent, drawn by the opportunity to carry forward the strong […]
May 1st, 2018
EDMONTON (May 1, 2018) – Edmonton technology companies seeking new connections and investment opportunities in Silicon Valley now have access to a free co-working space in San Francisco when they visit.
January 9th, 2018
Jan 9th, 2018 Five and a half years ago, in front of the Winspear Centre, I was sitting on the curb with Stephen Mandel. Literally sitting on the curb discussing what he thought our city needed over the next five years and what changes were needed if Edmonton Economic Development was going to be a […]
April 27th, 2017
A nine-storey Let’s Go Oilers projection will light up downtown tonight to help cheer on the Edmonton Oilers as they continue their battle against the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the NHL playoffs.
November 14th, 2016
Edmonton received the City Nation Place Award for Best Expression of Place Brand Identity on November 10, 2016. The Awards recognize the best in place branding and were announced at the annual City Nation Place Conference in London, England.
September 27th, 2016
An estimated 1.8 million square feet of commercial office space will be coming online in the downtown in the next 24 months. With that, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), BOMA, and DIRTT are holding an event about innovative ways to modernize and repurpose vacant infrastructure.
May 2nd, 2016
With support from Edmonton Economic Development’s Trade and Investment Team, Ocean Odyssey Inland has expanded their store to a new location, thanks to international trade opportunities with Iceland. The store now carries fresh Icelandic seafood, flown in on the IcelandAir flight within 6.5 hours.