Fraser Valley Event Industry Trade Show, Conference & Gala

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

The Fraser Valley’s first-ever event planners Tradeshow, Conference and Gala is coming to the Coast Hotel in Langley on October 24, 2011.

The trade show runs from 10am – 4pm and features the best event companies with the latest in lighting designs and decor, venues and entertainment options. Tickets to the trade show only can be purchased for just $20.

Conferences run throughout the day as well and guests will hear from this fabulous lineup of speakers:

Deanna McIntyre, MS Society
Anatomy of a Fundraiser

Richard Belcham
Behind the Scenes at Buckingham Palace

Daniel Sabina, ShowMax Event Services
Lighting Design and Production

Vince McKay, Essential Financial
Money Matters

Guy Steeves, Constant Contact
The Power of Email Marketing: Leveraging your Social Media Network

Vali Marling, Abbotsford Tradex
Managing Large Events

Winston Chang, Unique Vacations Inc.
Destination Weddings

Michael Favelle, Coast Hotel/Cascades Casino

Conference and trade show tickets are available for $75.

The gala portion of the event features a Fraser Valley-focused dinner in the Summit Theatre. After dinner guests will learn lots from Keynote Speaker Cheryl Cecchetto!

Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, founder and President of Sequoia Productions Cheryl Ceccetto set out to develop a visionary company that would perform more than just event servicing. Now 22 years later that vision has been realized. Cecchetto and her company have produced, managed and directed some of the most prestigious and original productions in the event world.

Over the years, Cecchetto has secured and sustained a working relationship with a long list of prestigious clients including the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Virgin Unite, Australia Week, Emirates, the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and many others.

Gala tickets are available for $100, or full day tickets for $125. This promises to be a day full of great information for event planners of all descriptions. Register online here.

We have 2 tickets to the Trade Show, Conference & Gala to gift to some lucky locals! If you would like to attend this inspiring day please leave a note below. Winners will be chosen at random on October 17, 2011.

For an extra chance to win, please post the following on Twitter: “I entered to win a ticket to the @FVEPA Tradeshow, Conference & Gala via @FVPulse” 

Congratulations Samantha & Carole! This contest is now closed.

11 Responses to “Fraser Valley Event Industry Trade Show, Conference & Gala”

  1. Oh I would love to win tickets to this!

  2. Brenda Vanderhorst says:

    This would be so great to go to!!

  3. Rachel Bland says:

    I think it is so great the fraser valley is having a conference/tradeshow. So fantastic! I hope i win tickets!

  4. Karina Eva says:

    I would like to look, learn and live this event, sounds fun and I have never been, this gala sounds like its the event to be…

  5. Laura says:

    Would love a chance to go to this

  6. Shaunt Allan says:

    The door bell, rings, and a man answers it. Here stands this
    plain but well dressed kid, saying, “Trick or Treat!”
    The man asks the kids what he’s dressed up like for
    Halloween. The kid says, “I’m an IRS agent.” Then he takes
    28% of the man’s candy, leaves, and doesn’t say Thank You.

    If given the chance, it would be (in the fine words of Wayne’s World) a ‘most excellent’ opportunity to experience said event.

  7. Carole says:

    I work at a hotel in Abbotsford and would love the opportunity to attend this event, hear from experts in their field, as well as network at the gala with colleagues from the hotel industry.

  8. Cheryl Tall says:

    Is this date correct? Curious, as that is a Mon (not on a weekend, a typical trade show day). Sounds inspiring whichever day it falls.

  9. amfriesen says:

    I’ve been to a tradeshow put on by the CSES which is where I live but we seem to put on more events for those in the Valley as that’s where the party seems to be. Left a twitter entry too.

  10. Katherine says:

    I would love the opportunity to go!!!

  11. Magna Goerke says:

    This is going to be a great event! They’re having it on Monday because it’s meant for the event industry which is usually working at events on weekends : ) Hope to see you there! I’ll be wearing a hat LOL

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