The 2012 Event and Arena Marketing Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“We wanted to get back up to Canada and back into the Northwest. We hadn’t been in that part of the North America some time,” said Tammy Koolbeck of Venuworks, who serves as EAMC’s site chairperson. The last time the conference met in Canada was a Toronto visit in 2004.

Vancouver played host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and is the site of the recently remodeled B.C. Place, the soon to be opened Whitecaps Waterfront Stadium and Rogers Arena, home to the 2011 NHL Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks. Packed with plenty of restaurants, music venues and nightlife, this Pacific Northwest town sits on the Pacific Ocean and provides endless entertainment options. Vancouver is known for its stunning city coastline parks, its dramatic skyline and fresh seafood and sushi.

Rita Rogers from Rogers Arena and Glenn Mikkelsen from CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia will lead the local committee for the 2012.

Check the EAMC website for future information about the conference date and host hotel.