2019

A BIG WIN FOR PDS – The award for “Best Multiple Day Incentive” was presented to PDS at the Canadian Event Industry Awards last week in Toronto, Ontario.

The winning program was a 5-day corporate event for 900 guests, with a focus on celebrating Vancouver’s culture and cuisine. Some of the highlights included showcasing Vancouver’s unique activity adventures, and impressive venues, paired with some of Canada’s most celebrated chefs at small table dinners. The finale was a gala that transformed a convention hall into a Northern Lights experience featuring indigenous entertainment and a private performance by Canadian icon, Sarah McLachlan.

“This award was especially meaningful for PDS as it was the first time in our 20-year historythat every PDS team member was involved and played a role in a single project.  This client program was complex, with so many moving parts.  Being able to rely on the team that we know and trust was a special experience for all of us and created an incredible synergy that resulted in such a successful program for our client,” said Jennifer Burton, Vice President & Director of Operations at PDS.

“This event was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my 20+ year career in the events industry” commented Terri Samson, Director of Events for PDS.  “I was so proud of our team and how we exemplified the unique culture and values at PDS, working together to achieve the ultimate goal of a successful program in the client’s eyes.  It was such a comfort knowing that the team you trust is the one who has your back on such a huge and all-encompassing program!  We worked with over 100+ vendors and 200+ contractors and crew, all of whom worked as part of the PDS family!  It’s truly an honour to bring this award back to the extended team!”

PDS thanks our team, both internal and supporting, along with our valued client who trusted PDS to execute such an important event for their global firm. And of course, a nod of appreciation to the team at the Canadian Event Industry Awards, who makes rewarding excellence in our industry possible, year after year…for the past 22 years

A job well done, PDS!