Our Vision & Mandate

Mandate

To manage, market and operate the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre in an efficient and market-competitive manner in order to maximize overall economic benefits to the city of Calgary while maintaining financial performance with an acceptable range.

Vision

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is Calgary’s meeting place, bringing the community together in a central hub to connect, learn, innovate, celebrate, support and grow. The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre connects Calgary with the global community; leveraging our assets to create opportunities that impact the lives of Calgarians and Canadians.

Executive Team—Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Kurby Court
Vice President, Experience

Clark Grue
President & CEO

Adam Joyce
Vice President, Acceleration

Maria Tobias-Antal
Vice President, Ways & Means

Our Board

The following distinguished professionals and business leaders are members of The Calgary Convention Centre Authority.

Tom Bornhorst
Chair, Board of Directors
Vice President, Corporate Development, Applied Research and International at SAIT

Leslie J. Weekes
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Partner at Carscallen LLP

Robert Palmer
Chair, Audit and Finance Committee
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Calgary Airport Authority

Georgine Ulmer
Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee
President, Churchill Strategies Inc.

Gillian Basford
Director
Principal Consultant, Delcor Management Inc
Wellington Holbrook Chief Transformation Officer , ATB Financial

Levonne Louie
Director
Oil and Gas Professional

Greg Yont
Director
Logistics Executive

Naheed Nenshi
Director
Mayor, the City of Calgary

Diane Colley-Urquhart
Director
Council Member, The City of Calgary

David Duckworth, P.Eng., MBA
Director
City Manager, The City of Calgary

Wellington Holbrook
Director
Chief Transformation Officer, ATB Financial

Parking & Assistance

We strive to make our facility easily accessible to our guests with the help of several parking options. The Calgary Parking Authority runs a 433-stall underground parkade (Lot 60) at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre which is located at 727 First Street SE. For a map, rates, and hours see Lot 60. For more information on parking, browse Downtown Calgary Parking

Our Guest Services Desk is located in the North Building at 136 8th Avenue SE should you need assistance. Please note that there is no Guest Services Desk in our South Building.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

As the first building in Alberta to be certified by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Go Green, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre has shown its commitment to sustainability for over 25 years. 

Our goal is to create an environmentally friendly space by focusing on the five key areas of resource consumption, waste reduction and recycling, building materials, interior environment, and tenant awareness. 

We are honoured to have been recognized for our efforts with the 2018/2019 National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) Clean Air Award by BGE Service & Supply Ltd, for our success in improving the quality of the centre’s indoor air. 

With the use of solar panels, reduction of electrical consumption, low flow water fixtures, extensive recycling and reduction programs, and renewable green power, we have been able to create an eco-friendly facility for all our guests to enjoy.

Our Economic Impact

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre has made an exceptional economic impact on the city. By facilitating and hosting events for thousands of visitors year after year, not only does our organization add vibrancy and connectivity to the city’s core, but it also plays a role in connecting people to our intellectual capital. 

When outsiders visit the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, they spend money on transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, shopping and sightseeing. This is a vital part of the city’s economic development and has made a significant impact on the area. 

Moreover, Calgary is Canada’s uncontested oil and gas capital, making it the epi-centre for 4% of international oil and gas production and 15% of worldwide energy deal flows. By providing opportunities for collaboration, businesses are able to create meaningful relationships with prospective partners in our youthful, dynamic city. 

Our objective at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is to create and advance business opportunities that benefit Calgary, including contributing to Calgary Economic Development’s 10-year strategy, Calgary Awareness Branding and Soul of the City. We have the privilege of not only helping individual organizations grow, but also making our entire metropolis thrive.

Treaty Number 7

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre recognizes the First Nations land which this facility currently stands on. On September 22, 1877, an agreement known as Treaty Number 7, was signed by the the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Piikani (Peigan), Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina (Sarcee). In exchange for ownership of the land, the Government of Canada offered the First Nations money and certain provisions. It is acknowledged that due to the differences in language, the Indigineous people did not know the full extent of the terms included in the legal document before signing it. Treaty 7 Management Corporation, which currently fights for the rights of these Five First Nations, is an organization that has been doing all it can to rectify this situation.

Annual Reports 

Our Annual Reports highlight our yearly activities and contributions to the city of Calgary, its people and its business community.