Venue West was founded in 1970 and has been an important part of the Canadian conference and events industry ever since. We are one of only 5 companies in Canada and 115 in the world who are certified by the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers to manage international congresses. We work with clients across Canada and from around the world to manage small to large conferences, associations and events. Since 2005, Venue West has been a family owned and operated business and is located in the heart of Vancouver.
Reporting to the President and leading Venue West’s team of business development and operations professionals, the Managing Director is responsible for supporting the business’s ongoing growth and development by establishing a strategic plan and long-term goals, and creating policies, procedures and business plans to realize those goals. The Managing Director will support the Vice President, Business Development and Director of Operations to ensure client needs are met and exceeded, and that team members have the tools and resources needed to execute projects to the highest standards. They will also have responsibility for all day-to-day management needs of the company, including human resources, finance and information technology.
As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced events professional with broad management and leadership experience. You have experience and expertise in developing a long-term strategy for an organization, and are also able to dive into the details of the business to support problem solving. Superior interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to foster a positive, productive and enthusiastic work dynamic with the members of the team are hallmarks of a suitable candidate. You bring proven skills in leadership, operational management, human resources, financial management and communications. In addition, you prosper within an entrepreneurial environment and have a proven track record in piloting and implementing new programs and services that drive value to customers.
About Venue West Conference Services
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