The Host City (Calgary, Canada)
Calgary: The New Space City
A cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers owes its rapid growth to its status as the center of Canada’s oil industry,
With emerging Hi-Tech and Innovation hubs and international companies like Hitachi ID systems, Pratham Software, Visvero Inc, IBM, Microsoft, and many others, In the field of aerospace companies like FLYHT Aerospace Solutions, Canadian UAVs, WestJet, 4pi Lab, Skyplan Services, XSENSOR Technology, Itres Research Limited, Geometric Energy Corporation.
The Deep tech and Supply chain is emerging, In 2023 alone, Calgary-based Neo Financial, Summit Nanotech, Attabotics and BlueEarth Renewables were valued at CAD 1 billion and achieved the status of a Canadian Narwhal, a private Canadian technology company best poised to become a world class firm.
The city of Calgary sits on fertile land where two rivers meet. Indigenous Peoples have been gathering for thousands of years, sharing knowledge and storytelling, and planning for future generations.
Elders teach us the importance of acknowledging the land of where we gather, settle or visit, and offering gratitude for the generosity of the gifts that Mother Earth has shared with us.
With this, Calgary offers respect for those who traditionally lived on this land, and welcomes those who have made Calgary their home.
Calgary is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
This includes the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations; the Îethka Nakoda Wîcastabi First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation.
Calgary is also the homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region.
Big dreams, hard work, a resilient spirit.
Calgary has the highest personal income per capita of Canada’s major cities, the highest head office concentration in Canada, the second lowest cost of living in the country, and the highest GDP per capita of major Canadian cities.
Calgarians are: young with an average age of 37, diverse – the city is home to 41% visible minorities, active, with over 1000 km of pathways, and growing — we have thousands of new people arriving annually from across Canada and the world.