Vancouver Corporate Event


Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver



Client Sector

Television Network: Sports & Entertainment

Notable Elements

4 repeat events during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games


Produce 4 epic corporate events for an official sponsor of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Our client wanted their event to be the buzz of the city and the competition between sponsors was fierce!  Event design, catering quality, service levels and entertainment had to meet gold medal standards.


  • Sourcing a new venue in a sold-out city within 30 days of the first event and completely redesigning the events. The final design was confirmed just 14 days prior, leaving us only 2 weeks to order and ship custom furniture and décor.
  • Install, tear down and reinstall the event 4 times, often during other events’  load in/out schedules.
  • An electrical transformer blew 45 minutes prior to doors opening, leaving the entire city block in darkness. We mobilized quickly to move the event to the hotel. Just 10 minutes before start time the power came back on – crisis averted!
  • Vehicle access to the venue was closed during the day so all load-in/out had to be planned in the middle of the night.


  • During the Olympic Games in any city, the Sponsors run the show. Building a trusting relationship with our client made all the difference in creating successful events. We remain friends today, 10+ years later.
  • We worked closely with the venue’s other event clients to share lighting and audio set-ups to ensure our design would be installed and ready in time for each of our events.
  • Securing quick approval for our solid design and staging plan as a result of the venue switch.
  • Devising a meticulous construction and load-in/out schedule helped alleviate pressure on our suppliers and vendors while mitigating after-hour deliveries and pick-ups.
  • Sourcing and shipping décor and furniture from the USA.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work! Investing in our relationships with the venue and our vendor team was incredible.

The Result

We jumped through Olympic rings to make it happen: an impressive series of 4 lounge and dance party events thrilled our client and their guests. We made lifelong friendships and felt the team spirit throughout. We had fun, gave it our all and were able to celebrate the magic of the Olympic Games.

Thank you for making our company look so good, and for making the Vancouver Games the best of the eleven Olympic programs I’ve worked on. You are simply the BEST

Your team planned and executed our client’s BEST PROGRAM EVER!

The amount of detail that went into this event is incredible, and its flawless execution despite the COVID-19 protocols was even more startling. Thank you and your fabulous team!

...another huge success... tremendous amount of support we received from your team in both the pre-planning and on-site execution... we were just blown away and loved seeing our vision really come to light.

I feel so excited to share my gratitude with you all! This is exactly the partnership that I was aiming for...YOU ARE ALL MY “A” TEAM.

PDS made this evening one of the most memorable events in the history of our client’s 35+ years of programs. As you could tell from the standing ovations on both evenings, this event was stunning and magical!

it was the best ever in the 50 years we have been hosting this prestigious event. ..the standing ovation at the end of the evening said it all!

Our winners, spouses and hosts had the time of their lives! They loved every minute of it... that was the BEST final night event... Please know how much you helped me and my team create such a once of a lifetime experience in Victoria! ALL absolutely KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK! .... my email hasn’t stopped buzzing... congratulated us on the design, production & flawless execution of this event.