Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

February 21, 2012 15:02 ET

Meetings and Conventions Stimulate the Economy and Contribute to Tourism in Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - Edmonton Economic Development Corporation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has four operating divisions to include economic development, tourism, the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Research Park, as well as being a joint partner with TECEdmonton. At EEDC our key areas of focus, life sciences, financial services, energy, advanced technologies, advanced education and tourism.

As you focus on the meetings and conventions industry, we'd like to share some information about activity in our region.

The Association of Edmonton Convention Hotels was designed to help members and industry partners in promoting Edmonton as the ultimate destination. AECH works to stay informed on activities or conditions that impact the industry and to create an environment that allows members to manage business productively. In addition, community outreach through Operation Friendship is key to AECH's success. By giving back to the community AECH members are helping to shape a stronger and more inclusive Edmonton. Visit AECH or Operation Friendship websites for more information.

The annual You're Welcome Edmonton awards recognize employees and volunteers in the service industry who promote the greater Edmonton area through excellent customer service. Click here for more information.

The FRESH initiative combines important elements guests are looking for in a location including great venues, attractions and events with innovative environmentally, social and economic programs. Click here for more information.

Edmonton hosts meetings and conventions year-round, attracting visitors and business from around the world, made easy by excellent non-stop air connections from the Americas and Europe.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations
    (780) 432.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com