Building Edmonton’s ICE District

October 5, 2016 NACITE Luncheon

Presented by J. Robert Black, Q.C.

Presentation Summary

ICE District is a dream nearly a decade in the making and a development fueled by the optimism of what Edmonton can be – a destination for people from all corners of the city, the country and the world. October’s Luncheon, sponsored by Bunt & Associates, will feature a presentation from Bob Black, Executive VP of the Katz Group, on how the Katz Group built one of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in North America.

About the speaker:

Born in Yellowknife, NWT, Bob is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and practiced law and was a senior partner with the respected Alberta law firm, Brownlee LLP, where he served on the firm’s management committee for many years.  During his legal career of 25 years, Bob appeared in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

In October, 2009 Bob assumed the position of Executive Vice-President of Rexall Sports & Entertainment for the Katz Group, the parent company of Rexall Sports and Entertainment and the Edmonton Oilers.  He has since assumed the roles of Executive Vice President of Edmonton Arena Corp and Chief Development Officer for the Oilers Entertainment Group.  Bob is leading the design and construction of Rogers Place and was a member of the negotiating committee that put in place the Master Agreement for the arena funding with the City of Edmonton as well as numerous ancillary agreements thereto.  Bob was also lead in the rezoning and master planning of the ICE District and leads a number of ongoing special projects relative to the ICE District.

He currently serves on the One Edmonton Committee, the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force and is a past member of the Winter City Think Tank. In July 2010, he was named among 50 of Alberta’s Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine.

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