Winnipeg to host Winter 2023 City Redesign

Bringing together leaders from winter cities around the world

WINNIPEG, MB, January 26, 2023 /CNW/ – Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg set to host 2023 Winter Cities Shake-Up February 15 – 17the first time the event will take place in Winnipeg. The event is an opportunity to share ideas and inspirations from urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural leaders and community organizers on how to thrive in the winter towns.

Winnipeg, Manitoba is hosting the Winter Cities Shake-Up 2023 conference from February 15-17 where attendees will meet and share ideas and inspiration on how to thrive in winter cities. This photo shows skaters on the Nestaweya River Trail. (CNW Group/Travel Manitoba)

“In Manitobawe are embracing our coldest season,” said Colin Ferguson, President and CEO of Travel Manitoba. “We are a city with some of the best examples of North America how to go out and enjoy the winter. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have to learn from what other places around the world are doing. This is an opportunity to bring together winter experts from all corners of the world and share ideas on how we are all embracing winter weather in our cities,” he said.

The 3-day event will feature presentations from internationally renowned experts in the field of winter city living and design, winter business and winter tourism. Notable speakers include Sheila Watt-Cloutiernominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, on transforming public opinion into public policy; Meik Wikingbest-selling author and CEO of the Happiness Institute, on the science, politics and architecture of happiness; Chris Turneraward-winning author and one of from Canada leading voices on climate change solutions; and Sara StasiukCEO of The Forks North Portage Development Corporation, which has been at the center of from Winnipeg discovering more and more how wonderful it can be to live in a winter city.

Winnipeg is a proud winter city, and we can’t wait to show people in other winter cities what we do. We invite attendees to skate along our miles long Nestaweya River Trail, dine on a 22-day culinary extravaganza on a frozen river, or visit the West’s largest winter festival. Canada, said Dayna Spiring, President and CEO, Economic Development Winnipeg. “There is never a shortage of opportunities and activities when you live in a winter city.”

The first Winter Cities Shake-Up took place in 2015 in Edmonton. The success and enthusiastic response to the conference led to it being organized at Saskatoon in 2019. After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the conference is returning for the third time.

“The Winter Cities Shake-Up Conferences were created to bring together national and international winter city leaders to share and learn from each other. We are very excited to see the next Shake-Up in Winnipeg this year,” says Tanaka Islandwinter planner, City of Edmonton. “This conference will provide a platform to share ideas, challenges and solutions to celebrate how we welcome winter in our cities.”

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About the Winter Cities Shake-Up

The Winter Cities Shake-Up conferences were born out of from Edmonton WinterCity Strategya holistic 10-year plan to make Edmonton a great winter city. The first conference revolved around the themes of Winter Fun, Winter Business and Winter Design. It was a place where the leaders of the winter towns came together and shared challenges and solutions.

About Travel Manitoba

Journey Manitoba is a Crown corporation under provincial legislation that directs and stimulates the growth of sustainable tourism in from Manitoba $1.6 billion the tourism industry before the pandemic. In partnership with the tourism industry, the agency is responsible for tourism marketing, visitor information services, research and public information.

About Tourism Winnipeg

Tourism Winnipeg is the city’s official destination marketing organization and leads all efforts to attract visitors to the city through leisure travel opportunities, special events, sports, meetings and conventions. The team promotes exceptional experiences for visitors and residents, and encourages us all to be ambassadors for our city.

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Winter Cities Shake-Up 2023 will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 15-17.  (CNW Group/Travel Manitoba)

Winter Cities Shake-Up 2023 will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 15-17. (CNW Group/Travel Manitoba)

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