For Immediate ReleaseCALGARY – On behalf of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority Board of Directors, Wellington Holbrook, CCCA Board Chair, is pleased to announce that Kurby Court, Vice President, Experience, has been appointed as President & CEO of the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Kurby has been an executive with the Convention Centre since 2017 and has played an instrumental role in modernizing the iconic downtown landmark.
In 2018, the CCCA Board developed a succession planning process to align CTCC leadership on strategy and direction. This focus considers succession planning and benchmarking of senior executives key to our good governance; and ultimately positons the CTCC for change organically. During that time, Mr. Court emerged as a trusted leader; one with great energy and passion for the convention industry, serving CTCC clients and commitment to community.
“The CTCC plays an important role in supporting the downtown business community and now is the right time for new leadership to continue advancing the strategic vision for the CTCC,” said Wellington Holbrook. “Kurby has done a remarkable job at the CTCC over the past three years and demonstrated a strong ability to work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders. I am confident that Kurby will lead the CTCC into its next chapter by strengthening our existing partnerships and stewarding invaluable relationships within the downtown Calgary community.”
Mr. Court brings more than 21 years of hospitality industry experience to the CTCC and under his leadership as VP, Experience he successfully led the organization through several important initiatives that have elevated the professionalism and customer focus of the organization. As President & CEO, Mr. Court will advance the CTCC’s efforts to help establish Calgary as the urban destination of choice for meetings and conventions in Canada, through increased collaboration and partnership with key local stakeholders.
“My priority is to focus the organization on strategies that contribute positively to Calgary’s economy,” said Mr. Court. “I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of professionals. The CTCC has incredibly talented and experienced team members, and a long history of innovation that puts the company at the forefront of where the hospitality industry is going. I look forward to building on these strengths and finding new ways to collaborate with our stakeholders and partners in the city and around the world.”
About the CTCC
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is focused on enhancing the services that we provide well beyond the venue—to create a place and experience that supports all events for people to convene, connect and converse together. What started as a central location for gatherings in 1974 has grown into a next generation of convention services and experiences.
About the CCCA
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is owned by The City of Calgary and operated by the Calgary Convention Centre Authority. The Authority is charged with maximizing overall economic benefits of the CTCC to Calgarians and maintaining acceptable financial performance. As part of its governance framework, the CCCA regularly reports to City Council on the CTCC’s activities, strategic focus and ongoing plans.
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