The Canwest Team


Our History

  • Canwest Productions was created in 2011 as a partnership between Peter Kiddell, Terra Connors and Kevin Blackburn. All 3 were instrumental in the success of the former Canwest Shows (founded in 1997)
  • Canwest was founded on the principle of finding business for customers. Our size and history dictates the strength and advantage of our media buying and promotion, along with employing a full time Media Relations person.
  • Canwest provides full service, integrated event management and marketing solutions and we have the skills & resources necessary to ensure that your event is successful, effective & memorable.
    Canwest Productions annually spends almost one third of its Gross Revenue on advertising and promotion. We are geared on generating business for our customers - our success depends on yours!

The Canwest Productions Advantage

  • Canwest Productions brings you the experience and knowledge of a leading integrated Show company, as we are the largest independent Show Producer in Western Canada.
  • From show conception to opening day, all details are handled in house to minimize any possible delays and problems.
  • Floor plans, carpet, drapes, tables, staging, ATM’S, computerized exit surveys, trucks, trailers, even in house printing, are just some of the benefits that Canwest brings to each show.
  • Canwest Productions has now initiated 15 successful new shows, as well as reinventing our pre-existing show lineup. Our Taboo Shows attract over 100,000 people annually, while The Tattoo & Arts Festival saw over 40,000 in Calgary & Edmonton!

Trade shows work. They are a cost effective way to make personal contact with your customers – up to 82% less costly per capita customer contact than traditional advertising - Thanks to the widespread bulk advertising.
- STRATEGY, The Canadian Marketing Report.


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