Certification and accreditation are important to Venue West because they ensure that the quality of our conferences is at highest level through yearly reviews and constant learning. For this reason, Venue West is a member of many international and national organizations. 

IAPCO - the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers

IAPCO is the international accreditation member-driven association for Professional Congress Organisers around the world. Its remit is to raise quality standards within the meetings industry. Venue West is one of only 5 companies in Canada and less than 150 in the world who are certified by IAPCO to manage an international congress and recognized as one of the best qualified organizers in the world. 

PCMA - Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA educates, inspires, and listens, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. PCMA is the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries.

ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association

ICCA s the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. Since its establishment in 1963, ICCA represents the world’s top destinations and most experienced suppliers specialised in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises of over 1,100 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries and territories worldwide.

IAEE - International Association of Exhibitors and Events

IAEE is the leading trade association for the global exhibitions and events industry. Over 50 percent of IAEE’s members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. The remainder of our membership consists of those who provide products and services to the industry.

CSAE - Canadian Society Association Executives

CSAE strives to deliver the knowledge, resources and environment to advance association excellence. Through their accreditation, they offer robust networking and learning opportunities, produce publications, conduct research and pursue other knowledge transfer opportunities to keep members informed about the latest trends, innovations and best practices in the sector and beyond.

MPI - Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide.  MPI provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members. It has More than 70 chapters and clubs in 75 countries worldwide.

Destination Vancouver

Destination Vancouver is a destination marketing & management organization and business association. They work with their members and industry partners to attract visitors to the region, encourage them to stay longer, and ensure they return time and again. Tourism Vancouver has been marketing Vancouver as a destination for leisure, meeting and event travel for over 100 years.

Business Events Victoria

Business Events Victoria operates as a collective group of conference venues, accommodation providers, tour operators, local councils, regional tourism organizations and service providers who have identified the need for a coordinated and cooperative industry approach to the marketing and promotion of business events for regional Victoria.

Destination Toronto

Destination Toronto is the primary resource for meeting planners and convention organizers considering Toronto as their event destination. They will help identify products, services and facilities that will help ensure a successful, memorable event or meeting.