Our Chapter was honoured to host the 34th annual Northwest Regional Symposium (PNW) at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC. This event, attracted over 300 delegates from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and beyond.
The short of it is, “WE NAILED IT”! (Original thanks to Karen Storry for her “Nailed It” slogan with the ugly fruit carving contest.)
Nicole and Stephanie led the charge with early wins from their array of good ideas and their organizational skills. The technical program, prepared by the sub-committee of 9, was a hit. The venue and food were top-notch and it’s going to be hard to top the chocolate fountains! The conference experience, as planned by a second sub-committee, included tours, networking opportunities and entertainment – NAILED IT too!
Our sponsors and exhibitors were generous and lined up early to be part of the event (thanks to the hours put in by many). The volunteers and work put in by Emy Lai with the City of Richmond as host has set the bar high!
Our invited guests, included SWANA North American Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer David Biderman, who was our keynote speaker, and key individuals from Washington and Oregon Chapters, contributed greatly to our success.
The PNW has been our largest learning and most successful networking event ever!
Congratulations to all of you for your outstanding efforts. Many thanks to the Board for their support of this event!
SWANA Pacific Chapter