Eventcombo, a leading all-in-one event technology platform, is investing $10 million over three years to expand its operations, create 250 highly skilled jobs and establish its new headquarters in Calgary.
“Business-friendly policies, the lowest corporate tax rate in Canada, and a growing, skilled workforce are keeping Alberta’s economy strong and will for years to come. Eventcombo’s ambitious vision for the technology and innovation sector will contribute to our increasingly diverse economy,” said Minister Matt Jones, Jobs, Economy and Trade.
The expansion of Eventcombo into Alberta represents a significant milestone for the company, and highlights their dedication to foster economic growth, innovation, and job creation in the region.
“Our mission for global expansion is being accelerated due to rapid adoption of EventTech, which has led to increased demand from our existing customer base in the US. To facilitate this growth, we have found a welcoming ecosystem here in Calgary,” said Saroosh Gull, CEO, Eventcombo.
“With a booming talent transformation and a focus on innovation, we see tremendous opportunities to make a global impact right from within Alberta.”
EventTech scaleup calling Calgary home thanks to community collaboration
Eventcombo has been making waves in the industry by driving innovation through collaborations, including with Alberta Innovates and a recent partnership with Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute). The partnerships have opened new frontiers for incorporating artificial intelligence into event technology and revolutionizing the way events are planned, executed, and analyzed.
Accelerating real-world application of research and development through community collaboration is a priority in the economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy.
“Calgary attracts innovators that are revolutionizing industries with advanced technology like AI and machine learning,” said Brad Parry, President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development.
Eventcombo's pioneering event management solution plans to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to streamline the entire event lifecycle. By harnessing the power of these technologies, Eventcombo offers event organizers a comprehensive suite of tools to enhance attendee engagement, optimize event logistics and deliver personalized experiences.
“Eventcombo’s selection of Calgary for its North American headquarters is testament to Calgary’s attractive business environment, livability and bright minds who want to make a difference. We offer a winning combination for game-changing companies looking to solve global challenges,” said Parry.
The company's innovative platform empowers organizers to make data-driven decisions, increase operational efficiency and maximize event success.
“Alberta’s world-class talent and state-of-the-art research create the ideal conditions for companies like Eventcombo to innovate, flourish and revolutionize their industries,” said Rick Christiaanse, CEO, Invest Alberta.
Invest Alberta and Calgary Economic Development have supported Eventcombo’s plans to relocate to Alberta by helping navigate the local business and investment landscape and making introductions to service providers and partners. Calgary Economic Development has also partnered with Eventcombo to deliver its signature events including the flagship economic forecast event, 2024 Economic Outlook, which will be hosted on Eventcombo’s All-in-One EventTech solution.
“Our philosophy for Eventcombo is to service Alberta companies from Alberta, service Canada from Alberta and service the world from Alberta,” said Gull.
“With the ecosystem of support available in Calgary, we are strategically positioned to support events around the world.”
For more on Calgary’s momentum, watch Calgary: A city of innovators, dreamers, visionaries and game changers. To learn more about the economic strategy, visit CalgaryIntheNewEconomy.com.
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