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Teamwork makes the Dream Work: Inside the YEG NHL Bubble

February 23, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Via Zoom

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Edmonton was one of only 2 hub cities chosen to host the 2020 NHL postseason and the ONLY city to host the 2021 IIHF World Junior hockey championships.  And it was all done in a Bubble!  Have you ever wondered how we pulled it off?  What was needed to plan and execute such a unique event? Join the MPI Greater Edmonton Chapter for an exclusive virtual session and hear directly from a panel of local professionals who made these events such amazing success stories!

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn from a panel of local event and operations professionals about the protocols and procedures they followed to safely host the NHL playoffs and the World Juniors in Edmonton

  • Understand the complex planning processes involved in creating and executing a Bubble event (food and beverage, medical testing, accommodations, bubble structure, and more)

  • Discover the lessons learned from planning for, and working in, such a unique environment


Steven Walton | Director of Sales & Marketing at JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District

Jordan Finkbeiner | Director of Event Planning & Operations at JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District

Jody Young | VP Fan Experience, Security & Ticketing at Oilers Entertainment Group

Elis Valera | Director of Operations & Compliance at Oilers Entertainment Group

Katie Kennedy | Event Attraction Manager - Edmonton Events at Explore Edmonton

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm (MST) 
Location: Virtual Event - Zoom Webinar

MPI Member - $20
MPI Student Member - $10
Non-Member - $35
Student Non-Member - $15

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MPI Greater Edmonton has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the above listed continuing education course, which qualifies for CMP continuing education credit.   Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

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