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7-Eleven Canada Lands at YYC Calgary International Airport (CNW Group/7-Eleven Canada)

New 7-Eleven stores expand foodservice offering at Calgary airport

7-Eleven Canada Lands at YYC Calgary International Airport (CNW Group/7-Eleven Canada)

7-Eleven Canada Lands at YYC Calgary International Airport (CNW Group/7-Eleven Canada)

7-Eleven Canada is opening two new convenience stores at YYC Calgary International Airport. Open 24/7 and located in the Domestic Terminal, Concourses A & C, both stores will serve travelers and airport employees, as well as those waiting to pick up.

“Whether you are a domestic traveler, an airport employee or are awaiting the arrival of a loved one, we are excited to be adding a convenience factor to the YYC community with these two new locations,” says VP and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada, Norman Hower. “We want to provide travelers and employees with an easy, 24/7 solution for last minute meals, souvenirs, flowers or travel items.”

The newly open stores are conveniently located and offer a wide variety of “hot from the oven in minutes” pizza, wings and hot snacks, fresh to go sandwiches and meals, and beverages, as well as 7-Eleven’s coffee bar and classic Slurpee stations. Freshly cut flowers from fellow airport retailer, A Touch of Petals, are also available in store.

“We are so happy to celebrate the arrival of 7-Eleven Canada at YYC. The brand is globally recognized and has close community ties to Calgary – being home to a Slurpee’s first pour in Canada 50 years ago,” says Rob Palmer, CFO and VP finance, The Calgary Airport Authority. “Our guests asked for changes to our Eat and Shop options and one of the ways we’re delivering is with this partnership with 7-Eleven.”

Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 69,000 in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America.


Calgary to host 2023 World Petroleum Congress

Calgary is to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2023, beating out four other global cities in voting that took place in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Screen Shot 2019-06-25 at 11.25.31 AMThe World Petroleum Council selected Calgary to host its global oil and gas forum in a fourth ballot early Sunday, where the other remaining contender was Baku, Azerbaijan.

Held once every three years, the congress attracts industry and government leaders from around the world including government heads of state and ministers of energy.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who was in St. Petersburg for the vote, said in a video posted to social media that the selection is “a shot in the arm for the Canadian energy sector.”

Calgary hosted the World Petroleum Congress in 2000 and brought in extra police officers from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in expectation of massive demonstrations which never materialized.

A news release from the World Petroleum Congress Canada calls the event the “Olympics of oil and gas,” noting it will bring in an estimated 5,000 delegates to the city.

“People were excited to learn about Canadian energy. They understand that Calgary remains the epicentre – the global epicentre for the world oil and gas industry, and here’s the chance to showcase our innovation, our environmental stewardship and our sustainability,” Nenshi said in the video from St. Petersburg, standing beside Denis Painchaud, chair of WPC Canada.

“We’ll see the world in 2023,” Nensi added.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Baku, Azerbaijan and Buenos Aires, Argentina also competed to host the event.

The final round of voting between Calgary and Baku was close at 21 to 20.

“Nothing like a little drama to make the victory all the sweeter,” Nenshi said on Twitter of the final vote.

WPC Canada said the congress is expected to include over 80 national delegations, 700 expert speakers, 500 CEOs, 800 media, and 400 exhibiting companies.


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