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EVENT: Tête-à-Tête
WHERE/WHEN: Ottawa, ON / January 21, 2016DESCRIPTION: Tête-à-Tête: http://www.csaeteteatete.ca/
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members who are active in the Canadian Association market. Tête-à-Tête is open to all Association and Not-For-Profit Executive Directors and Employees, Professional Meeting Planners and Government Procurers. Closed to Non-Exhibiting Suppliers.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fully subscribed.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michelle Taylor, 604.631.2866, mtaylor@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) Winter Symposium
WHERE/WHEN: Boston, MA / January 24 - 26, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Attendees are financial and insurance company conference planners. FICP has stringent criteria to attend. FICP membership is required.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels and DMCs active in the northeastern US financial and insurance market who are FICP hospitality partners.
COST AND APPLICATION DEADLINE: Contact FICP directly at registration@ficpnet.com by October 15, 2015
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
WHERE/WHEN: Philadelphia, PA / February 10 - 12, 2016
DESCRIPTION: New for 2016 is a BEC sponsorship agreement with the Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit. This boutique-like Summit gathers senior pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare meeting executives from all segments of the healthcare and life sciences industries to exchange ideas, discuss market trends, and explore solutions to the most pressing challenges facing a variety of roles within these organizations. Tourism Vancouver sees this event as an opportunity to further our foray into the life sciences vertical.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver Only.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: AMC Institute Annual Meeting | Association Management Company (AMC)
WHERE/WHEN: Anaheim, California / February 10-12, 2016
DESCRIPTION: This event offers valuable face time with current and potential association management companies’ customers through two days of networking and education events, including popular Speed Dating Session.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: AMC Institute Members Only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: AMC Institute Members Only
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com, 512.608.9229


EVENT: Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) Annual Conference & Expo
WHERE/WHEN: San Francisco, CA / February 10, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani, along with Vancouver partners, will exhibit at this one-day MPI Northern California chapter Conference & Expo. The MPINCC Annual Conference & Expo is considered one of the leading regional shows in the hospitality industry. See website for details www.mpincc.org. The Vancouver team will host a client lunch in Portland, OR as a roadshow stop after MPINCC.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the California market (first right of refusal to last year's partners).
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Member buy-in $1,200 USD (subject to change). Confirm by December 31, 2015
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: CESSE Mid-Winter CEO MeetingCouncil of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)
WHERE/WHEN: La Jolla, CA / February 21-24, 2016
DESCRIPTION: This is a Senior Level Executive forum where information is exchanged with regards to current issues facing their Societies.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: CESSE Members Only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: CESSE Members Only
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, 512.608.9229, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: AIME
WHERE/WHEN: Melbourne, NSW, Australia / February 23-24, 2016
DESCRIPTION: AIME is the premier Meetings & Conventions trade show in Australia, attracting Australian and Asia Pacific Meeting & Event clients. This trade show uses the one to one meeting style, with networking and education opportunities.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VHDA member hotels that have been pre-selected to attend.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Contact Tourism Vancouver directly.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michael Drake, Director of Sales, Meetings & Conventions International, 604.631.2803, mdrake@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) MeetNY
WHERE/WHEN: New York, NY / March 2, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Annual NYSAE event www.nysaenet.org.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the tri-state association market and NYSAE members.
COST AND APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fully subscribed. Tourism Vancouver buy-in required; buy-in $1,500 CAD.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: CSTA - Sports Events Congress (SEC)
WHERE/WHEN: Ottawa, ON / March 6-8, 2016
DESCRIPTION: CSTA membership required to attend some of the events occurring
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels and DMCs active in the Canadian sport tourism market who are CSTA members or wish to become CSTA members.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online registration can be done here: https://canadiansporttourism.com/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=27 (cancellations made after February 10th, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund.)
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michelle Taylor, 604.631.2866, mtaylor@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Business Events Canada Client Event
WHERE/WHEN: Seattle, WA / March 9, 2016
DESCRIPTION: N/A
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Attendance Building (Young President's Organization - YPO)
WHERE/WHEN: Dubai, United Emirates Dubai at 2016 YPO Edge meeting / March 9-11, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver is attendance building in Dubai, United Emirates for the 2017 YPO Global Leadership Summit in Vancouver.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Susan Graham, Client Manager, Convention Services, 604.631.2838, sgraham@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Experient's Envision
WHERE/WHEN: Dallas, Texas / March 9 - 11, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Rachael Riggs will meet several key staff during the one-on-one appointments, network with the key Experient staff and sponsor a portion of the event during this 2-day highly visible company event.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: TVan Only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: n/a
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: PCMA - Greater Midwest Chapter Quarterly Education Meeting - Team Canada sponsored education
WHERE/WHEN: Chicago, IL / March, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Rachael Riggs, Sales Manager Chicago/Midwest along with all of the Midwest-based Canadian destinations will be sponsoring this day of education and networking with over 200 meeting professionals.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: TVan only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: n/a
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Meeting Industry Council of Colorado (MIC) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
WHERE/WHEN: Denver, CO / March 17, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani and Vancouver partners will attend this one-day conference and tradeshow that hosts upwards of 800 CO area meeting professionals.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the Colorado market (first right of refusal to last year's partners)
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Buy-in TBD. Confirm by January 15, 2016
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: St. Louis Sales Mission
WHERE/WHEN: St. Louis, MO / March 23 - 25, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Rachael Riggs will lead a group of 4 partners in the St. Louis market for targeted sales calls for 2 days and hosting clients at the St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Hockey Game in a VIP section of the arena. Emphasis on citywide clients as well as end users.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VHDA Members involved in the St. Louis area
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: $1,000 CAD; Buy-in form will go out to those that have expressed interest by Dec. 15, 2015
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Attendance Building (Society for American Archaeology)
WHERE/WHEN: Orlando, Florida / April 6 -10, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Debbie Reynolds, Client Manager, Convention Services will be in Orlando, Florida to attendance build for Society for American Archaeology at the 2015 Annual Meeting. SAA will meet in Vancouver March 29 - April 2, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Debbie Reynolds, Client Manager, Convention Services, 604.631.2816, dreynolds@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: International & European Associations Congress
WHERE/WHEN: Berlin, Germany / April 10-12, 2016
DESCRIPTION: The International and European Associations Congress has become the annual meeting ground for association executives. Now the 12th event in the series, it has grown to be Europe's most authoritative educational programme, with a proven track record of delivering high return on investment for delegates.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels, PCO's, DMC's, VCC and members active in the international market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Buy-in inquires through Tourism Vancouver.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michael Drake, mdrake@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2803


EVENT: Attendance Building (International Society of Hematology)
WHERE/WHEN: Glasgow, Scotland / April 18 – 21, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver is attendance building in Glasgow, Scotland to attendance build for the 2018 Congress of the International Society of Hematology. ISH will meet in Vancouver, September 13 - 17, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Susan Graham, Client Manager, Convention Services, 604.631.2838, sgraham@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: IMEX Tradeshow
WHERE/WHEN: Frankfurt, Germany / April 19 -21, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Join Sharla Wasilinchuk and the Tourism Vancouver International team on the Canada Stand for 3 days of one on one hosted buyer appointments.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels, PCO's, DMC's, VCC and members active in the international market. Buy-in via Business Events Canada.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Register Directly with BEC for participation in this event.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Sharla Wasilinchuk, swasilinchuk@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2853


EVENT: ASAE's Springtime ExpoAmerican Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
WHERE/WHEN: Washington, DC / April 28, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Largest one-day tradeshow in the meetings industry where planners explore new and exciting destinations, catch up on the latest trends, as well as network with new and familiar colleagues.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Those active in the Washington, DC Market. Partners who attended in 2015 will gain first right of refusal. If space is available, we will then open it up to other partners to attend.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: http://www.springtimeexpo.com/
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com, 512.608.9229


EVENT: Annual Northern California Vancouver & Whistler Sales Mission
WHERE/WHEN: San Francisco, CA / April or May 2016 (TBD)
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver and Tourism Whistler lead a team of members, supported by Business Events Canada, in the Bay Area hosting various client events and sales calls.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the Northern California market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Buy-in $1,600 USD (subject to change). Confirm by February 1, 2016.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: International Associations Sales Calls & Events
WHERE/WHEN: London, Brussels & Paris, May/June 2016
DESCRIPTION: Sharla Wasilinchuk and Michelle Taylor will conduct sales calls and client events for the International Association market.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Not Applicable
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Sharla Wasilinchuk, swasilinchuk@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2853


EVENT: ASAE Executive Forum American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
WHERE/WHEN: Montreal / June 9-10. 2016
DESCRIPTION: This exclusive learning event is reserved for senior level executives from a variety of association disciplines, backgrounds and experiences. Interactive professional development learning sessions stimulate discussions, debate and new ideas for association executives leading their organizations.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VCC & convention hotels active in the association market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: $1,295 | https://mystuff.asaecenter.org/ebusiness/meetings/productmeeting?ID=108341
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com, 512.608.9229


EVENT: Business Events Canada New York Client Event
WHERE/WHEN: New York, NY / June 8, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Michael Shannon with BEC leads this annual northeast association and corporate client event.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels active in the northeast association and corporate market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Confirm participation with Michael Shannon, CMP, Director of Business Development, Northeastern US at Shannon.Michael@destinationcanada.com by December 22, 2015. Buy-in $2,200 USD.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Cvent CONNECT
WHERE/WHEN: Las Vegas / June TBC, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Meeting industry software platform provider Cvent has doubled attendance at its annual user group conference for each of the four years the company has held it. In June 2015 the event brought over 2,200+ hospitality professionals and planners together for one of the biggest industry events of the year. Cvent CONNECT offers engagement with corporate meeting and event managers, procurement officials, travel managers, and marketing executives from companies across the globe.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels active in the corporate market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Refer to Cvent website at http://www.cventconnect.com/contact.shtml
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Attendance Building (Movement Disorder Society)
WHERE/WHEN: Berlin, Germany / June 19 -23, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver is attendance building in Berlin, Germany to attendance build for the 2017 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. MDS will meet in Vancouver, June 4-8, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Susan Graham, Client Manager, Convention Services, 604.631.2838, sgraham@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Chicago Association Sales Mission
WHERE/WHEN: Chicago, IL / June 21- 24, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Rachael Riggs & Janice Hewitt will lead up to four partner’s in-market, targeting association clients within the greater Chicago/Midwest region. The group will be the title sponsor of the CSR activities during the Association Forum Association Week and Honors Gala. Clients will be hosted prior to the Honors Gala - an industry black tie.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VCC & convention hotels active in the association market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE:$1,500 + tax (costs are subject to change). Deadline TBA
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) Educational Forum
WHERE/WHEN: Half Moon Bay, CA / June 22-24, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Attendees are financial and insurance company conference planners. FICP has stringent criteria to attend FICP membership is required.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels and DMCs active in the financial and insurance market who are FICP hospitality partners.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Contact FICP directly at registration@ficpnet.com by March 15, 2016
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: PCMA Education Conference
WHERE/WHEN: St. Louis, Missouri / June 26-29, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Jackie Benear, Director of Sales, Meetings & Conventions, US will attend this smaller and more focused PCMA conference and will network with the 500 attendees during this three day event
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: PCMA members and those active in the association market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: tbd
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, 512.608.9229, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: CESSE Annual MeetingCouncil of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)
WHERE/WHEN: Omaha, NE / July 26-28, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Diana Reid, Sales Manager at the Vancouver Convention Centre, will be attending this educational conference which brings together Executive Directors and Meeting Professionals with engineering and scientific associations.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VCC & convention hotels active in the engineering and scientific association market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: http://www.cesse.org/2016annualmeeting
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com, 512.608.9229


EVENT: IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO)
WHERE/WHEN: Montreal, Quebec / July 28-30, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Michelle Taylor, Manager, Meeting and Convention Sales, Canada will be attending this annual event for leading scholarly conference organizers around the world. Attendees of this three-day conference will have the opportunity to network and share ideas with the full scientific association community.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Not applicable
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michelle Taylor, 604.631.2866, mtaylor@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Incentive Canada
WHERE/WHEN: Quebec City, Quebec / July 29 - August 1, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani will attend Business Events Canada's hosted buyer initiative that combines an appointment marketplace, education and the opportunity to live the incentive experience of the host destination. Selected participants are senior employees of North America and Europe’s most qualified incentive and meeting planning companies. As well as, select corporate and association end users all with the ability to influence site selection with clients.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Contact Business Events Canada directly for participation
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Experient’s E4 Customer Conference
WHERE/WHEN: Las Vegas / July 31 - August 2, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Rachael Riggs & Jackie Benear will will attend Experient’s E4 Customer Conference. Benear will network with the key Experient staff and their customers during this 3 day event. Vancouver hosted E4 several years ago at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: TVan only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: n/a
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Seawheeze FAM
WHERE/WHEN: Vancouver, BC / August 11- 13, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver will host up to 20 clients to experience Vancouver in a fam and run the Seawheeze half marathon.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the US Meetings & Incentive Market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Call Rachael Riggs to discuss
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: American Society for Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition
WHERE/WHEN: Salt Lake City, Utah / August 13-16. 2016
DESCRIPTION: Jackie Benear will attend the largest tradeshow for the US association market. Tourism Vancouver members are encouraged to join the Vancouver/Business Events Canada booth.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VCC, hotels and Custom Brokers active in the US Association market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: tbd
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, 512.608.9229, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com and Danielle Rizzuti, 604.631.2847, drizzuti@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: IncentiveWorks
WHERE/WHEN: Toronto, ON / August 16-17, 2016
DESCRIPTION: IncentiveWorks is Canada’s largest event for professionals who plan, organize or influence meetings and events. This two-day event is specifically tailored for meeting planners to connect with suppliers, engage the industry and learn how to plan better events.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the Canadian Meetings & Incentive Market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: $2000 (subject to change), February 2016
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michelle Taylor, 604.631.2866, mtaylor@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Attendance Building (Toastmasters International)
WHERE/WHEN: Washington, DC / August 17 -20, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Carrie Leung, Client Manager, Convention Services will be in Washington DC to attendance build for Toastmasters International at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Toastmasters International will meet in Vancouver August 23 - 26, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Carrie Leung, Client Manager, Convention Services, 604.631.2867, cleung@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Maritz Collaborative
WHERE/WHEN: New York City / August 24 – 26, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Rachael Riggs, Sales Manager Chicago/Midwest will be attending this annual networking event for all Maritz Travel Company staff.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tvan only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: n/a
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: IBTM China
WHERE/WHEN: Beijing, China / September 7-8, 2016
DESCRIPTION: is where Chinese meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers meet and network. Our Booth will be supported by BEC.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Two VHDA member hotels will be selected in Q1.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michael Drake, Director Meeting and Convention Sales, International & Canada, 604.631.2803, mdrake@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Texas Sales Mission
WHERE/WHEN: Dallas and Houston, TX / September 26 - 30, 2016 (TBC)
DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani, with Vancouver partners, will conduct sales calls with corporate, association and third party meeting professionals throughout Dallas and Houston.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the Texas market (first right of refusal to last year's partners).
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Buy-in $1,000 USD (subject to change). Confirm by April 29, 2016
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Business Events Canada Week
WHERE/WHEN: London & Select International Cities, September 19th -23rd, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Sharla Wasilinchuk will attend the Business Events Canada Sales Week, led by BEC and will include client events and sales calls targeted at the Incentive/Corporate market in various European cities.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels, DMC’s and members active in the MICE international market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: $3,500. Register directly through Business Events Canada.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Sharla Wasilinchuk, swasilinchuk@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2853


EVENT: M&I Forum
WHERE/WHEN: Prague, Czech Republic / September 28-30, 2016
DESCRIPTION: This will be Tourism Vancouver’s first year attending this hosted buyer event. The M&I Forum includes 2 days of pre scheduled meetings along with relationship building opportunities. Buyers are from both traditional and emerging markets.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: This event will be open to 1 VHDA Member active in the Corporate and Incentive International Market. VHDA member hotels interested should contact Tourism Vancouver for more information.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michelle Taylor, mtaylor@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2866


EVENT: Washington DC Association Sales Mission
WHERE/WHEN: Washington DC / Fall 2016
DESCRIPTION: Jackie Benear and Danielle Rizzuti will lead up to six partners by hosting in market targeting key Vancouver association clients in the Washington DC area.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Those active in the Washington, DC Market. Partners who attended in 2014 will gain first right of refusal. If space is available, we will then open it up to other partners to attend.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: tbd
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Jackie Benear, jbenear@tourismvancouver.com, 512.608.9229


EVENT: IMEX America
WHERE/WHEN: Las Vegas, NV / October 18 - 20, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver Convention Centre will be participating at IMEX America as part of the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) DMF funded Vancouver booth. The Vancouver booth will be positioned near the Destination Canada stand on the tradeshow floor. This show once again plans to run the largest hosted buyer program in North America with over 2,000 US and International qualified buyers expected.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the Corporate, Incentive and Association market in the US and International. VHDA member hotels will have first right of refusal. Once this is confirmed, additional allocations within the booth will be open to other Tourism Vancouver members. First right of refusal given to last year's partners.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Buy-in for non-VHDA members is $3,500 USD (subject to change). Confirm by May 2016.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Northeast Corporate Sales Trip with Vancouver Convention Centre
WHERE/WHEN: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut / October 24 - 27, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Building business opportunities with city wide corporate accounts.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre Only
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: CSAE 2016 National Conference & Showcase
WHERE/WHEN: Toronto, ON / October 26-28, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Canadian Society of Association Executives annual trade show. http://www.csae.com
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Members active in the Canadian association market.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: $2000 (subject to change), April 2016
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Sharla Wasilinchuk, swasilinchuk@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2853


EVENT: International Congress & Convention Association Annual Congress
WHERE/WHEN: Kuching, Malaysia / November 1-4, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Michael Drake & Andrea Caesar will attend the ICCA Congress education program which is custom-designed every year, and features a mix of speakers including top corporate and association meetings clients, expert business speakers from outside the meetings industry, and of course a selection of some of the most experienced ICCA members
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: ICCA Members only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Register through ICCA directly.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michael Drake, mdrake@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2803


EVENT: Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) Annual Conference
WHERE/WHEN: Nashville, TN / November 9 - 12, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Tourism Vancouver's participation is part of Business Events Canada’s (BEC) strategic partnership with FICP. Lucrative market sector with the majority of FICP members representing direct end user corporate and incentive clients. Their meeting and convention business ranges from small high end incentive groups to city wide bookings. FICP has stringent criteria to attend. Registration for the FICP Annual Conference requires prior approval. Planner members are pre-approved. All others must qualify for the event. Hospitality partners are eligible to participate by qualifying through sponsorship, recruitment or volunteer position. FICP membership is required.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels and DMCs active in the financial and insurance market and FICP hospitality partners.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sponsorship in addition to $1,350 USD conference registration fee. Register directly at registration@ficpnet.com by August 15, 2016. Tourism Vancouver attends conference under Business Events Canada strategic partnership with FICP
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: PCMA Canadian Innovation Conference (CIC)
WHERE/WHEN: St. John's, Newfoundland / November 20-22, 2016
DESCRIPTION: This is a two-day innovative, engaging Canadian-focused education that will transform and elevate the way you design meetings and events.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: PCMA members active in the Canadian Market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Members register directly with PCMA CIC
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Sharla Wasilinchuk, swasilinchuk@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2853


EVENT: Senior Planners Industry Network SPINCon16
WHERE/WHEN: TBD / November 2016 (TBD)
DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani will be a supplier sponsor attending SPINCon16 as part of Tourism Vancouver's year-round gold level sponsorship (DMF supported initiative) with Senior Planners Industry Network. SPIN has more than 2,300 members stricly comprised of senior-level planners all with over 10 years plus experience. SPINCon is a 2.5 day conference that approximately 150 senior-level meeting and event planners attend with a very limited number of suppliers.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: IBTMWHERE/WHEN: Barcelona, Spain / November 29 - December 1, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Join Michelle Taylor and the Tourism Vancouver International team on the Canada Stand for 3 days of one on one hosted buyer appointments.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Convention hotels, PCO's, DMC's, VCC and members active in the international market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: Register directly through Business Events Canada for participation in this event.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Michelle Taylor, mtaylor@tourismvancouver.com, 604.631.2866


EVENT: BestCities Partner/Client Workshop
WHERE/WHEN: Dubai, United Arab Emirates / December 5-9, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Sharla Wasilinchuk will attend on behalf of Tourism Vancouver as the representative for the BestCities Alliance the BestCities Client/Partner workshop. 20 International Association clients and member destinations join together for a 3 day educational and network event that includes one on one appointments.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Sharla Wasilinchuk, Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales, International, 604.631.2853, swasilinchuk@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: American Express INTER[action]
WHERE/WHEN: New Orleans, LA / December 12 – 14, 2016
DESCRIPTION: Wendy Surkan will attend for the first time this fifth annual event providing opportunities to engage with American Express meeting professionals. Brings together over 850 American Express Meetings and Events planners for an all staff meeting and supplier showcase.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Tourism Vancouver only.
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Wendy Surkan, 604.631.2813, wsurkan@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) Southern California Chapter Annual Holiday & Charity Event
WHERE/WHEN: TBD, CA / December 2016 (TBD)
DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani will attend SITE SoCal's Annual Holiday Event, known as one of the largest SITE chapter events and is award winning as premier networking event in our industry.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Contact SITE SoCal Chapter directly.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani, 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Business Events Canada Annual Holiday Teas Sales Calls
WHERE/WHEN: San Francisco Bay Area, CA / December 2016 (TBD)DESCRIPTION: Shannon Donegani conducts sales calls, led by Robin Thompson, BEC, with Tourism Whistler and Tourism Victoria targeting association, 3rd party and corporate meeting planners.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: CVB's only.
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Shannon Donegani 604.631.2826, sdonegani@tourismvancouver.com


EVENT: Holiday Showcase
WHERE/WHEN: Chicago, IL / December 2016
DESCRIPTION: A one-day tradeshow attracting over 2,500 association professionals. Tourism Vancouver will have two booths within the Canada Aisle.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: VCC & Hotels active in the Association market
COST & APPLICATION DEADLINE: $2,000 + Tax. Costs are subject to change. Deadline TBA
TOURISM VANCOUVER CONTACT: Rachael Riggs, 847.853.1647, rriggs@tourismvancouver.com