Sport Tourism Canada (STC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide event planning and management services to support the coordination and delivery of the 2023 Sport Events Congress (SEC23).
SEC23 is scheduled to occur June 6-8, 2023, in Richmond, British Columbia, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Vancouver Airport Marriott. The RFP will be available for interested parties to make submissions until Friday, January 27, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
STC is hosting SEC23 in partnership with Richmond Sport Hosting, Tourism Richmond, and the Richmond Hotel Association. Originally the Richmond Congress was contracted to take place in 2021, but due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, was postponed to June 2023. As a result, initial planning deliverables of SEC23 have been secured with event space and room blocks contracted at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Vancouver Airport Marriott. An initial program schedule has been drafted with further input and securing of speakers to take place over the next 5 months with the successful event management coordinator.
More than just a conference, SEC23 includes both education and business development opportunities that are all presented in a fun and experiential manner. SEC focuses on delivering a high-quality delegate experience that integrates best practices such as diversity, inclusion and equity and sustainable event hosting practices.
All interested applicants can submit questions or request points of clarification in advance of submitting their proposal. Questions must be sent electronically to [email protected] and will be accepted until 5:00pm PT, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, and a contact from STC will work to the best of their ability to respond electronically.