It’s a Wonderful Life for Vancouver Event & Meeting Pros


International Live Events Association (ILEA) Vancouver joined together with the BC Chapter of Meeting Professionals Intl (MPI) for a holiday event of epic proportions.

 “It’s a Wonderful Life” was held on December 20, 2016 at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, and the soiree marks the first time the two local groups have collaborated for their annual holiday events.


Inspired by the 1946 epic fantasy drama “It’s a Wonderful Life”, this event brought together the industry’s best and most creative suppliers, entertainers and caterers in the region to create an amazingly festive, engaging and immersive celebratory holiday experience.

The theme of the event truly echoes the co-operative and supportive working environment that the event and meeting industry in BC is proudly creating.


” The MPI BC Chapter values collaborating with event professionals in the area and around the world.  We are stronger together. This collaboration between MPI BC Chapter, ILEA Vancouver and all of our fabulous suppliers and planners to create ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Holiday Party is a perfect example of that.” Heather Sharpe, Event Producer, Sherpa Group Events Inc., MPI BC Chapter Education and Programs Committee

“At ILEA Vancouver we are all about engagement. When the opportunity arose in the early Fall to join our colleagues at MPI to produce the Vancouver event industry party of the year, we jumped at the chance. Industry sponsorship and support has been overwhelming. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the groundwork we’ve layed for many more years of partnership with our industry colleagues” Alex Bickers, Director of Sales and Marketing, Nasco Staffing Solutions, President, ILEA Vancouver.


ILEA Vancouver and MPI BC give a huge shout out to the industry sponsors: EdgeCeptional CateringSemiahmoo ResortCulinary CapersThe Four Seasons Hotel VancouverThe Lazy GourmetRailtown CateringSummerhill WineryTruffles and Anvil CentreThe Rocky Mountaineer StationElizabeth Stanley Event DesignChair Décor Etc.Christopher J DesignStretch TentsLoungeworks, Innovation LightingShowkraftGo2 Productions, Sherpa Group Events, PSAVBrian Dennehy PhotographyJon Benjamin PhotographyNasco Staffing SolutionsGreenscape Design and DécorPrintboomFMAVHollynorthEngagement UnlimitedThe Vancouver Trolley CompanyVanHattan EntertainmentKlik by PixMobPedersen’s Rentals 

Photos by Jon Benjamin Photography
Top photo by Brian Dennehy Photography