February March 2020

A fresh resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. Providing you with inspiration, guidance and great ideas.

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L O C A L H A N G O U T Centrally-located Ritchie Market is a multi- purpose, urban space with an industrial-inspired central hall and spacious patio with lots of seating to relax and enjoy the goods from the local businesses within. Get your caffeine fi x and fresh pastries at Transcend coffee roaster and café, or enjoy a pint and uniquely delectable shared plates from Blind Enthusiasm craft brewery and their restaurant Biera, where the contemporary copper piping and large silver drums are the perfect backdrop for private dinners for up to 60. o h c a n a da Exploring Edmonton From guided tours of City Hall and the Alberta Legislature, to self-guided art and river valley tours—it's easy for delegates to explore the city on their own. For a group excursion, Epicurean Adventure Tours provides the ultimate local food experience, with compelling stories about where the food comes from, how it's prepared and the history of the tasting locations. Ice, Ice Baby The JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District is a showcase of contemporary elegance throughout its 346 rooms and suites, 15,863 sq. ft. of meeting space and outstanding dining options. It's located downtown in the ICE District—the 25-acre, mixed-use sports and entertainment development anchored by the 18,500-seat Rogers Place arena and 77,000-sq.-ft. ICE District Plaza public gathering space that will offer retail shopping, a skating rink, festivals and concerts. Two new restaurants are slated to open: The Banquet will be a game-night fave, with bowling, ping pong and shuffl eboard, and The CANADIAN ICEhouse will offer wall-to-wall sports coverage, sub-zero vodka tasting in the ICE room and the city's largest rooftop patio. W O R K S O F A R T With its stunning 190-metre winding steel ribbon that wraps around the façade and through the interior, evocative of the North Saskatchewan River and Aurora Borealis, the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton is itself a work of art. On-site catering and spectacular event spaces, including the light-fi lled Ernest. C. Manning Hall & Atrium, "fl oating" glass Borealis Room and stunning Outdoor Sculpture Terrace, make for memorable receptions for up to 500 guests. Enhance your event with a private tour of the exhibits. Sustainable Meetings The largest meeting venue in the downtown core is also committed to sustainability. The Edmonton Convention Centre's Responsible Meetings Program offers incentives to clients who integrate sustainable practices into their events, from reusing lanyards and purchasing carbon offsets to selecting plant-based menus and reducing single-use waste. It's one of only fi ve venues in Canada awarded ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meetings Standards certifi cation, is the country's fi rst conference venue to receive Green Key Level Five certifi cation and has committed to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. PHOTO: EDMONTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Rogers Place Biera PHOTO: EDMONTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PHOTO: EDMONTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PHOTO: EDMONTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PH O T O : E P I C UR E AN AD V E N T URE TOU R S February | March 2020 | Ignitemag.ca | 57

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