January 17, 2023

Lethbridge & District Exhibition Announces Partnership with Global Convention Services Ltd.

Lethbridge, AB – Lethbridge & District Exhibition is proud to announce a partnership with Global Convention Services. Global Convention Services is one of Canada’s leading trade show contractors and will be the official supplier of trade show and convention services at the Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre. Opening in Spring of 2023, the 268,000 square foot Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre, the largest development project in the history of Lethbridge will serve as an economic driver of growth for Alberta’s food sector. “The Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre is like no other facility in Lethbridge. In order to appropriately showcase Southern Alberta, we’ve partnered with industry leaders in each aspect of our business to bring this building to life. We couldn’t be happier to partner with Global Convention Services, who are experts in show services from coast-to-coast. We’re proud to be a pillar in their western Canadian expansion and look forward to them enhancing the client and guest experience in our facilities, says Mike Warkentin, CEO of Lethbridge & District Exhibition".

“We are thrilled to be selected as the official decorator and exclusive electrical provider for such a state-of-the-art facility as the new Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre,” says Mark Howes, president, Global Convention Services Ltd. “While evaluating this opportunity we quickly realized that the only way to properly service the facility would be by opening a full-service branch locally. We are so excited that this mutually beneficial partnership with the Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre has afforded us the opportunity to provide a new service to the region of Southern Alberta. “Despite challenging times in the event industry brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Global has been growing rapidly in Western Canada,” explains Stephen Furze, general manager of Alberta, Global Convention Services Ltd. In the past few years we have developed strong and experienced teams in Calgary, at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, and in Edmonton. Our recent experiences of developing new branches, as well as the depth of our existing teams will allow us to masterfully service our new branch in Lethbridge.”

About Lethbridge & District Exhibition
Lethbridge & District Exhibition is the premiere destination for bringing people together from all over the world in Lethbridge. We accelerate economic opportunity through the delivery of memorable experiences. The 268,000 square foot Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre, the largest development project in the history of Lethbridge, will serve as an economic driver of growth for Alberta’s food sector. Once completed in 2023, the Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre is expected to contribute more than $90 million annually to the regional economy. For more information, please visit

About Global Convention Services
Global Convention Services Ltd.: Established in 1989, Global has become Canada’s true coast to coast trade show decorating company. With nine branches in five Canadian provinces, Global has built strategically located teams and inventory to service clients with a customer-centred approach throughout Canada. For more information, please visit



Media Contacts

Lethbridge & District Exhibition
Jordan Dekens
Director, Business Development
P: 403.328.4491 ext. 202

Global Convention Services
Stephen Furze
General Manager, Alberta
P. 403.807.9996

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