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MPI’S MEETING GUIDE TO CANADA 2011 Meetings & Conventions Calgary Calgary is…the West at its best. No other city evokes the true spirit of Western Canada quite like Calgary. Calgary is unbridled energy, practical business savvy and warm western welcomes—all rolled into one dynamic package with a cool, cosmopolitan edge. “Meetings & Conventions Calgary and the entire Calgary MC&IT community is continually striving to offer more, including updated venues, fresh ideas, site selection assistance, planning and attendance-building support, exemplary convention servicing and financial incentive arrangements.” The word “more” is a common theme in Calgary’s pitch to meeting and convention organizers. The city boasts the best air travel connections in the western Canadian province of Alberta with more than 1,800 flights per week providing access from Canadian, U.S. and international locations. An urban center that is both safe and clean, Calgary offers an ever-expanding array of meeting and convention spaces, plus more than 11,000 guest rooms ranging from budget to boutique. The “mores” don’t stop there. Calgary visitors can also expect more western hospitality. Always a trendsetter, never a follower, More business opportunities (Calgary has the over the past year Calgary launched Meetsecond-largest concentration of corporate head ings & Conventions Calgary—part of a new, offices in Canada). More outdoor activities co-operative service model designed to assist meeting planners and association executives in (from Zip-line trekking or mountain bike riding at Canada Olympic Park to strolling Calgary’s choosing Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as a meetmore than 500 kilometers of public pathways). ing destination. According to Managing Director Peter Gregus, Calgary has always been a strong More days of sunshine than any other Canadian city. More white hats (each year hundreds of choice for meetings, conferences, conventions visitors become honorary citizens in Calgary’s and major events. The city has hosted a range famous White Hat Ceremonies). And when of national and international gatherings and it comes to pre and post opportunities, the events, including the Winter Olympics. And of course, each year a million people come to town majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, the fossilrich formations of Alberta’s badlands, rugged for “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the ranchlands and numerous Aboriginal heritage Calgary Stampede. sites are all within an hour’s drive. And that “Our local MC&IT partners, our hotels and other venues all recognize that meeting planners means Calgary is more conveniently positioned to offer the quintessential western Canadian have a choice. We also know that competition experience. among meeting destinations is getting tougher For more of the West at its best, visit www. and tougher every year while discretionary travel is still under a watchful eye,” Gregus said. 22 one+ 0 2.11 SUPPLEMENT

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + February 2011

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Energy of Many
The Productivity Cloud
MPIWeb Connect
Events for Life
Gateway to the Future
Top Spots
It Was Not Interesting
The Wrong Words
Up to Snuff
That’s Enough Facebook
Super Foods to the Rescue
Shoring Resources
Jack and Smoke
Accidentally on Purpose
Staying on Top of Tech
The Joy of Work
Plan to Run
Productivity on the Go
Angel of the Favelas
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again
MPI’s 2011 Meeting Guide to Canada
Banff Centre
Ottawa Tourism
Tourisme Montréal
The Buzz
InterContinental Canada
Caesars Windsor
Vintage Hotels
The Great Green North
Whistler, British Columbia
Meetings and Conventions Calgary
Scotiabank Convention Centre

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