See what other meeting planners and event organizers have to say about working with us.
IDB 2011 VIVA CALGARY GALA
“I wanted to express my sincere thanks to all of you for the excellent cooperation that marked our planning from the earliest days on into the execution of the IDB AGM. This sort of project simply cannot be done without the engagement of all players and, as usual, working here brought out the spirit of cooperation and can-do attitude that characterizes Alberta.
We hear over and over again that this was the best AGM ever held and that other countries will not even try to compete because the bar is too high. Much of this stems from the seamless execution of the infrastructure and the many meetings, but also from the warm, friendly and enthusiastic welcome on the ground from the army of volunteers to the roving police officers to the exceptional hospitality offered by the city. I know all delegates left with very positive feelings about the meetings, but also with a very strong appreciation of the warmth and openness of Calgarians.”
Host Country Secretariat 2011 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meeting
More testimonial from other successful events
"The PNWER event held in July of 2010 in Calgary was an extremely successful event. The approximately 600 people who attended the event were most appreciative of the friendliness of Calgary people and the ease of getting around downtown and getting over to the stampede grounds.
It fills me with pride to be able to host such an influential group of guests from around North America. We were able to showcase our city in ways that they would not have expected.
The support of the team from Tourism Calgary was spectacular and were an integral part in making this a world class event."
Lois Mitchell, Local Host Committee Chair, Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER), 2010 Annual Summer Meeting
“Tourism Calgary (TC) has been with us through our planning process. I would consider them to be a partner in the upcoming 2011 conference. Not only did they provide all of the Alberta committee members with white hats for the 2010 Torch Run and International Conference, they sent a member of their team to run a vendor’s booth at this conference, again not only to promote Calgary but to promote our conference in 2011.
Sherri DiVincentis from Tourism Calgary was armed with information about Calgary and area and LETR, and easily sold our conference to international delegates. Tourism Calgary also provided a special Calgary prize package entry draw and did a special Calgary ceremony for two very important LETR members.
The support to date has been vital and the partnership we have developed is an integral part of the success of our conference. The ICPC indicated to us that no other conference has ever had the support that we received from our tourism bureau. They were very delighted to see them attend the 2010 conference in support of the Torch Run community.”
Det. Theresa Garagan, Calgary Police Service, Host Committee Chair, 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
"We had a great event: it was absolutely hilarious with the 'line dancing', and the photographer got some wonderful pictures. It was one of the best out of the seven conventions I have organized. The entire Tourism Calgary Team was amazing to work with and made my life easier for sure.”
Linda B. Huskins, CMP? MPI Emeritus Status ?Manager, Conventions & Special Programs, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, 2010 Annual Conference
“I would like to thank everyone at Tourism Calgary for adding to our terrific Calgary western hospitality for all our convention attendees. Having your booth with information at our convention made it possible for many to explore our city and add to their travel adventures…. Your team did a terrific job of decorating the site and preparing a memorable, unique and fun evening of music and dance."
Jayne Takahash, Local Host Committee Chair, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, 2010 CVMA Annual Conference