past events

Learn more about some of our past events, the different industries we have worked for and the services we provided to our clients. Venue West has organized almost 1,000 conferences worldwide, from small meetings of 100 to congresses of up to 15,000 attendees. No matter how small or big – we have the capacity, expertise and passion to help you organize your event. Our promise: your meeting and attendees will always have our priority. Contact us today! 

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - BCSRA

BCSRA Winter Show | Richmond, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Sports Rep Association
» 888 attendees, 283 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management
» The BC Sports Rep Association has the aim of unifying agents and representatives in the general sporting goods industry throughout British Columbia through organizing and promoting a bi-annual trade show where members display sporting goods, clothing, and accessories to prospective retailers, producing a Show Directory, which is distributed to all retailers in attendance, as well as meeting with all agent members during each Show.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ASRA

ASRA Winter Show | Calgary, AB, Canada | hosted by Alberta Sports Rep Association
» 430 attendees, 150 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management
» The Alberta Sports Rep Association (ASRA) is a non-profit association unifying agents and representatives in the general sporting goods industry throughout Alberta and Western Canada. The Association hosts two buyer markets per year, providing high-profile opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their products to retailers.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - IAPCO

IAPCO’s 51st Annual Meeting & General Assembly | Next Generation Leadership | Vancouver, BC, Canada 
» 122 attendees from more than 30 countries
» PCO Services, Host
» The Conference welcomed over 120 IAPCO members from over 30 countries to Vancouver and was the highest rated Annual Meeting yet. It showcased Vancouver as a destination, allowing delegates to experience Canadian culture and entertainment at its finest. The program not just offered a great mixture of social and networking events, but general IAPCO business, interactive and educational sessions that featured high-level coaches, and leaders in a wide variety of industries, as well as emerging leaders. Moreover, the event was proud to offer a sustainable, zero waste experience to its delegates. Venue West organized the Annual Meeting together with the two other Vancouver based PCOs, International Conference Services (ICS) and MCI Group Canada (MCI) which resulted in a unique example of teamwork and joining forces between the otherwise competing companies.

ISBNPA Xchange Initiative
» 656 attendees | 23 sponsors | 4 shortcourses with 185 participants | 232 presentations + live symposia, posters and special Q&A sessions
» PCO Services Virtual Conference
» The 2020 Annual Meeting planned for Auckland, New Zealand had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 but the ISBNPA Executive Committee decided to give the members another way of staying connected. ISBNPA Xchange Initiative offered all presenters accepted for 2020 Annual Meeting, an opportunity to present, showcase their work and research, despite not being able to meet face to face. ISBNPA used Whova as a platform for sharing the presentations and to continue to network. The attendance and the enthusiasm everyone expressed throughout these challenging times was overwhelming and we are very happy we could partner with ISBNPA to “meet” and share knowledge.  

GeoVirtual 
» 588 attendees | 23 sponsors | 4 shortcourses with 185 participants | 159 presentations + keynotes, posters and special sessions
» PCO Services Virtual Conference
» The 73rd annual CGS conference was held … well everywhere! The GeoCalgary committee had to pivot to a virtual conference as the COVID-19 situation was worsening last spring. The local committee stayed committed and as a result the conference was a huge success, with over 550 attendees. The transition from a face to face to a possibility of virtual event had a strong support from sponsors and their ongoing commitment helped to make the first decision of going ahead with holding the GeoVirtual event. The program planning caught mid-way by Covid-19, while initially disrupted, remain strong and included over 150 papers and some phenomenal keynote speakers. The typical networking traditions could not be held as planned, yet we continued to honour the award recipients during the Legget Award and the CGS Awards presentations. Although the conference this year had a different feel, it was an exciting event and a proof of our resilience and innovation, making GeoVirtual 2020 another well-attended and worthwhile CGS conference!

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - BCSRA

BCSRA Winter Show | Richmond, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Sports Rep Association
» 896 attendees, 270 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management
» The BC Sports Rep Association has the aim of unifying agents and representatives in the general sporting goods industry throughout British Columbia through organizing and promoting a bi-annual trade show where members display sporting goods, clothing, and accessories to prospective retailers, producing a Show Directory, which is distributed to all retailers in attendance, as well as meeting with all agent members during each Show.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ASRA

ASRA Winter Show | Calgary, AB, Canada | hosted by Alberta Sports Rep Association
» 517 attendees, 153 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management
» The Alberta Sports Rep Association (ASRA) is a non-profit association unifying agents and representatives in the general sporting goods industry throughout Alberta and Western Canada. The Association hosts two buyer markets per year, providing high-profile opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their products to retailers.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - CaGBC 2019

Building Lasting Change Congress | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by Canada Green Building Council
» 848 attendees
» Registration and Trade Show Management
» Building Lasting Change 2019 was perfect for anyone looking for three days of opportunities, education and networking with the leaders, change makers and innovators of Canada’s green building industry.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - WHRS 2019

4th Women’s Health Research Symposium | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by Women’s Health Research Institute
» 191 attendees
» selected PCO Services
» The Women’s Health Research Symposium is hosted by the Women’s Health Research Institute and engaged researchers and relevant stakeholders, including members of the public, from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives in order to provide a forum where provincial leaders in women-focused health research can connect and collaborate to advance future research and to improve the health of women in the province.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ISBNPA 2019

ISBNPA Annual Meeting | Prague, Czech Republic | hosted by International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
» 1,147 attendees 
» Full PCO Services
» This year’s annual meeting provided a stimulating scientific program that included an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. In addition, it offered excellent opportunities for participating in physical activity, and networking social events that also helped discover what Prague has to offer.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - NAACCR 2019

NAACCR Annual Meeting | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
» 484 attendees from North America
» Full PCO Services
»NAACCR and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) co-hosted this year’s annual conference and shared their collective work to improve cancer surveillance and advance their understanding of cancer on a global scale. The conference offered a wide variety of talks covering areas such as cancer registry operations, epidemiology, biomarkers, bioinformatics, emerging registries, genomics, and Asian cancer surveillance.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - Consumer Goods Forum

Consumer Goods Global Summit | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by Consumer Goods Forum
» 1,000 attendees from 43 countries
» DMC Services: Production & execution of Store Tours, Partner and VIP Social Programs, Registration staffing, Transportation, Exhibitor management
» The Global Summit brings together CEOs and senior executives from the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and service providers to learn, network and do business.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ASRA Summer 2019

ASRA Summer Show | Calgary, AB, Canada | hosted by Alberta Sports Rep Association
» 309 attendees 
» 116 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - Rhizosphere

Rhizosphere 5 | Saskatoon, SK, Canada | hosted by University of Saskatchewan
» 420 attendees from 41 countries
» Full PCO Services
» The Rhizosphere 5 conference was the 5th in a series and brought together over 400 delegates working in the area of Rhizosphere research. The conference offered a great multidisciplinary forum for exchanging innovative ideas and methods for studying the rhizosphere and understanding its complexity and its role in both natural and agricultural ecosystem processes.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ASRA Summer2019

BCSRA Summer Show | Richmond, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Sports Rep Association
» 504 attendees
» 174 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - IWC 2019

International Wheat Conference | Saskatoon, SK, Canada | hosted by University of Saskatchewan and Wheat Initiative
» 793 attendees from 51 countries
» Full PCO Services
» This was the first meeting of its kind and included a balanced program encompassing all areas of wheat research, including joint plenary sessions and concurrent sessions tailored to focus on specific disciplines. All plenary sessions were streamed live on the web.  Approximately 80 speakers presented during the week’s events. Events included poster presentations, oral presentation sessions, field tours, and many social events for networking. 

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - AMWA 2019

MWIA Centennial Congress | New York City, USA | hosted by American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
» 1,200+ attendees from more than 50 countries
» selected PCO Services
» The MWIA Centennial Congress was a wonderful opportunity for women physicians across the globe to come together, reflect on shared history, exchange medical knowledge, and build relationships. The Congress marked the beginning of another century of collaboration among medical women around the world.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - Lepton Photon 2019

29th International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies | Toronto, ON, Canada | hosted by University of Toronto
» 262 attendees
» Full PCO Services
» The program featured plenary sessions covering topics of major interest to the particle physics community. New this year were parallel sessions for one day, that provided an opportunity for additional presenters to give a more in-depth presentation of individual physics results.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - IABSE 2019

International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering | New York City, USA | hosted by IABSE US Group and IABSE International
» 702 attendees from 48 countries
» Full PCO Services
» This internationally renowned technical meeting joins members, colleagues and friends over the course of a few intense days, to learn and discuss the new themes of Structural Engineering. With the theme “The Evolving Metropolis,” the Congress presented the discussion of existing solutions as well as the evolution of our built environment, while exploring its limits.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - PCI SSC NACM

Payment Card Industry | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by PCI Security Standards Council
» 1,500 international attendees
» DMC services: Welcome Reception, Networking Event, Registration staffing, and sourcing of other local suppliers
» The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that brings together payments industry stakeholders to develop and drive adoption of data security standards and resources for safe payments worldwide.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ACTL

American College of Trial Lawyers | Vancouver, BC, Canada 
» 807 attendees from North America
» DMC services: Pre & Post Tours, Partner Program, Registration staffing, Transportation management, various social programs
» The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada.  The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - BC Dairy 2019

BC Dairy Industry Conference | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Dairy Association and BC Milk Marketing Board
» 500+ attendees 
» selected PCO Services 
» The annual Dairy Industry Conference provides dairy producers and industry affiliates across British Columbia the unique opportunity to gather under one roof. Through networking, exhibits, and seminars learning from experts and leaders in the industry, producers and affiliates come away with knowledge of the latest industry advancements and the opportunity to make new connections to help them succeed in their business.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - BCSRA

BCSRA Winter Show | Richmond, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Sports Rep Association
» 858 attendees, 267 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management
» The BC Sports Rep Association has the aim of unifying agents and representatives in the general sporting goods industry throughout British Columbia through organizing and promoting a bi-annual trade show where members display sporting goods, clothing, and accessories to prospective retailers, producing a Show Directory, which is distributed to all retailers in attendance, as well as meeting with all agent members during each Show.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ASRA

ASRA Winter Show | Calgary, AB, Canada | hosted by Alberta Sports Rep Association
» 556 attendees, 150 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management
» The Alberta Sports Rep Association (ASRA) is a non-profit association unifying agents and representatives in the general sporting goods industry throughout Alberta and Western Canada. The Association hosts two buyer markets per year, providing high-profile opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their products to retailers.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - AMWA 2018

AMWA’s 103rd Annual Meeting | Philadelphia, USA | hosted by American Medical Women’s Association
» 575 attendees from North America
» Selected PCO Services
» Under the theme “Women Igniting Change” the 2018 program addressed physician wellness, burnout, opiate addiction, and health benefits of music and cinema. The conference continued to advocate for important issues such as reproductive health care, LGBTQ rights, gun violence prevention, and the recognition of women, their talents and their rights to equal pay and fair treatment.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ISPD

17th Congress of the ISPD | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
» 1,320 attendees from more than 60 countries
» Sponsorship and Trade Show Management, Planning and Onsite Support
» The Congress has a rich history developed over the years, being held every two years in cities around the world. Attendees included world leaders in science and medicine as well as clinicians and researchers, comprising of nephrologists, scientists, nurses and allied health staff from Canada and overseas.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ISSLS 2018

ISSLS Annual Meeting | Banff, AB, Canada | hosted by International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
» 420 attendees
» Full PCO and DMC Services
» The 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) was held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, UNESCO World Heritage site in one of the most precious and protected places in this world. It lend itself well to a spectacular setting for the very reputed Scientific Meeting with its respected International Faculty. Inspiring guest speakers spoke on topics including happiness, arctic exploration and overcoming obstacles and two exciting symposia were added to the program, focusing on digital health and precision medicine for spine providers.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ISBNPA 2018

ISBNPA Annual Meeting | Hong Kong, China | hosted by International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
» 752 attendees
» Full PCO Services
» This year’s annual meeting provided a stimulating scientific program that included an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. In addition, it offered excellent opportunities for participating in physical activity, and networking social events that also helped discover what Hong Kong has to offer.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - CaGBC 2018

Building Lasting Change Congress | Toronto, ON, Canada | hosted by Canada Green Building Council
» 955 attendees
» Registration Management, Exhibitor and Onsite Support
» This year’s event marked the 10th anniversary of Canada’s largest green building industry event and examined what is happening in Canada and around the world to meet aggressive international carbon emissions targets. Participants had access to the latest knowledge and insights from Canadian and global experts in green building design and retrofits, government policy, real estate finance, market transformation, and technology innovation.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - NAACCR 2018

NAACCR Annual Meeting | Pittsburgh, PA, USA | hosted by North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
» 373 attendees from North America
» PCO Services
» The conference theme of “Bridging the Path to the Future of Cancer Surveillance” echoed Pittsburgh’s history, setting the stage for the NAACCR community to create connections and to bridge different disciplines to generate shared solutions that advance cancer surveillance and cancer research. Many of the themes throughout the conference centered on bridging knowledge gaps between cancer registrars, computer programmers and computer engineers, informaticists, epidemiologists, data scientists, biostatisticians, geographers, medical and clinical experts, including a Cancer Informatics Hackathon.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ASRA Summer 2019

ASRA Summer Show | Calgary, AB, Canada | hosted by Alberta Sports Rep Association
» 351 attendees, 116 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - BCSRA Summer2019

BCSRA Summer Show | Richmond, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Sports Rep Association
» 606 attendees, 191 exhibitors
» Trade Show and Association Management

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ICAP 2018

ICAP Inaugural Conference | Toronto, ON, Canada | hosted International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals
» 250 attendees from 13 countries
» Full PCO Services
» This conference was the first edition and brought together 250 interested delegates from various disciplines such as dentistry, lactation, and other oral sciences. The conference focused on the latest advancements in the field of restricted oral tissues and the program featured plenary and concurrent sessions covering topics of major interest to those in fields, both in person and virtually through a live stream.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ICID 2018

International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage | Saskatoon, SK, Canada | hosted by Canadian Water Resources and Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
» 460 attendees from 50 countries
» Full PCO Services
» Managing water effectively is key to sustainable agriculture for ensuring food and water security and for creating greater resiliency to climate variability. The theme of the 69th annual ICID conference, “Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate,” focused on these issues and more.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - ICID 2018

International Conference on X-ray Microscopy | Saskatoon, SK, Canada | hosted by University of Saskatchewan and Canadian Light Source
» 309 attendees from 50 countries
» Full PCO Services
» The International Conference on X-ray Microscopy is the central conference of its community. XRM2018 brought together experts in the development and use of X-ray microscopes. The conference addressed the most recent advances in X-ray microscopy technology and applications through a program of talks, posters, and social interaction. Attendees were offered the chance to tour the Canadian Light Source, located on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - CUFC 2018

International Urban Forestry Congress | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by the University of Saskatchewan
» 750 attendees 
» Full PCO Services
» More than 700 urban greening experts from around the world have gathered in Vancouver for what’s being billed by organizers as the world’s largest international conference on protecting and preserving urban green spaces. The event included a variety of keynote speaking sessions, workshops, field trips and even a tree climbing competition.

Venue West Conference Services - Past Events - BC Dairy 2018

BC Dairy Industry Conference | Vancouver, BC, Canada | hosted by BC Dairy Association and BC Milk Marketing Board
» 500 attendees 
» selected PCO Services
» The annual Dairy Industry Conference provides dairy producers and industry affiliates across British Columbia the unique opportunity to gather under one roof. Through networking, exhibits, and seminars learning from experts and leaders in the industry, producers and affiliates come away with knowledge of the latest industry advancements and the opportunity to make new connections to help them succeed in their business.

3,000 + delegates
» Airshow Canada – 15,000 delegates
» American Water Works Association – 13,000 delegates
» Buddhist Women International – 5,000 delegates
» International AIDS Society Conference – 5,500 delegates
» International Conference on Entomology – 7,000 delegates
» International Congress of Midwives – 3,000 delegates
» International Congress on Geodesy & Geophysics – 4,500 delegates
» International Congress on Physiological Sciences – 3,200 delegates
» International Dental Federation – 5,000 delegates
» International Federation of Beekeepers Association – 3,000 delegates
» World Congress of Mathematicians – 3,000 delegates
» World Congress of Neurology – 5,000 delegates

1,000 – 3,000 delegates
» 7th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology
» 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics
» 19th International Herpesvirus Workshop
» 28th Congress of The World Small Animal Veterinary Association
» Canadian Geotechnical Society Annual Conference (GeoVancouver)
» Canadian Cancer Research Conference
» Conference of the International Association of Water Quality
» Congress of the International Federation of Business & Professional Women
» Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association
» Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion
» FICPI – Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
» IEEE International Conference on Communications
» INSOL – International Insolvency Organization of Lawyers
» Inter-American Cardiac Symposium
» International Congress of EEG & Clinical Neurophysiology
» International Congress of Neuromuscular Diseases
» International Congress of Parasitology
» International Conference on Cancer Nursing
» International Conference on Clinical Forensic Medicine of World Police Medical Officers
» International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors
» International Federation of Operational Research Societies
» International Kimberlite Conference
» International Microbiology Conference
» International Mycological Congress
» International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical Workshop
» International Schizophrenia Conference
» International Seed Crushers Association
» International Seaweed Symposium
» International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication
» International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting
» International Symposium Homogenous Catalysts
» International Symposium on Subscriber Loops & Systems
» Medical Users Software Exchange
» Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting
» Organization for Human Brain Mapping World Congress
» World Assembly for Mental Health
» World Association of Pathologists
» World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
» World Conference on Melanoma
» World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE)
» World Congress of Medical Technology
» World Congress on Adolescent Medicine
» World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization
» World Orchid Conference

250 – 1,000 delegates
» Alberta Sports Rep Association – Winter and Summer Show / Association Management
» ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Association Symposium
» American Foundrymen Association
» American Ophthalmology Society
» American Urological Association
» American Water and Waste Association
» Association of Canadian Port Authorities
» Association of International Bond Dealers
» BC Dairy Association – Annual Conference and AGM
» BC Sports Rep Association – Winter and Summer Show / Association Management
» Biennial Meeting of The Society for Heart Valve Disease
» Canadian / American Urological Association
» Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences
» Canadian Culinary Federation
» Canadian Green Building Council – Building Lasting Change Congress
» Child Neurology Society Conference
» Comité Maritime International
» Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association
» Disaster Psychosocial Conference
» Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference
» International Aquarium Congress
» International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers Congress
» International Association of Financial Executives Summit
» International Association of Women Police
» International Atherosclerosis Society-sponsored Workshop on High Density Lipoproteins
» International Conference on Biomagnetism
» International Cardiothoracic Surgeons Congress
» International Collegium Otorhinolaryngology
» International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage
» International Conference on Gas Hydrates
» International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies
» International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams
» International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics
» International Congress on Aesthetic Medicine
» International Congress of Cytology
» International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XVIII)
» International Early Psychosis Conference
» International Family Nursing Conference
» International Fuzzy Systems Conference
» International Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting
» International Geochemical Exploration Symposium
» International Heart Research Conference
» International Housing and Home Warranty Conference
» International Marine Transit Association
» International Multiple Sclerosis Conference
» International Racing Analysts Conference
» International Regulators Forum Offshore Safety Conference
» International Right of Way Education Seminar
» International Society of Differentiation
» International Society of Organ Sharing
» International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
» International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
» International Symposium on Thrombolysis and Acute Stroke Therapy
» International Urban Forestry Congress
» KPMG International Conference
» Moore Stephens International
» North American Association of Central Cancer Registries – Annual Conference
» Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia – Annual Conference
» Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology
» Pan Am Surety Conference
» PASOLS – Pacific Asia Security Liaison Officers
» Pharmacology Vancouver
» World Conference on Timber Engineering
» World Congress on Child & Youth Health
» World Down Syndrome Congress