Oilsands trade show returns to Fort McMurray after hiatus – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201786 Views

Sixteen months after the wildfire, the city’s largest hotel chain says its 832 rooms are all booked up

Sep 12, 2017

After the Fort McMurray wildfire forced the event to take a one-year hiatus, the Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference is back in town on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sixteen months after the fire, the city’s largest hotel chain said its 832 rooms are all booked up.

“Any event of this nature to help us is absolutely great,” said Jean-Marc Guillamot, area director for the Fort McMurray Hotel Group. “It has been a struggle with the expectation of the boom. Building has not trickled down to the hotel industry.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/oilsands-trade-show-conference-fort-mcmurray-2017-brian-jean-rachel-notley-1.4284684

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