Dave Sclanders appointed to head Calgary TELUS centre

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Dave Sclanders appointed to head Calgary TELUS centre

AMERICAS – The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) has announced that Dave Sclanders has taken up the position of executive director, Meetings + Conventions Calgary, effective 1 June, 2015. He replaces Peter Gregus who has retired.

Sclanders joined the facility in May, 2010, overseeing the sales and research teams and growing the CTCC’s business in the international and North American markets.

 Prior to joining the CTCC, he was responsible for strategic direction at Calgary Zoo’s Development Branch. He has also worked for Calgary Flames and Canadian Airlines and is a past chair of Tourism Calgary.

 Sclanders said he looked forward to collaborating with industry partners and working closely with the Calgary Hotel Association to ensure increased destination awareness and securing future meetings and conventions business for the city.

Meetings + Conventions Calgary is a partnership between the Calgary Hotel Association and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. It operates as a sales and marketing organisation with a mandate to assist meeting planners, corporate clients and association executives interested in Calgary as a prime location for their meetings, conventions and incentive programmes.

This month the city hosts the Global Petroleum Show which should draw 60,000 people, many from abroad. Another big piece of business confirmed for 2016 is the IPSCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) conference. It is held every two years and draws 1,500 experts from across the globe.

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