Vancouver hosts 2019 Women Deliver Conference
World’s Largest Conference on Gender Equality Meets in Vancouver
The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is part of a record year for international conferences held at the Vancouver Convention Centre where 17 global conferences have chosen Vancouver as their host this fiscal year.
The world’s largest conference dedicated to gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference puts Vancouver on the world stage as more than 8,000 of the greatest minds, strongest advocates and most progressive leaders from across the globe convene to build a more gender equal society. Taking place June 3 to 6, the conference includes Culture Night on June 5, a free public event on Jack Poole Plaza that will connect Women Deliver delegates to the local community for an evening of entertainment, dialogue and cultural exchange.
“British Columbia welcomes the great minds and progressive thinkers that are promoting global gender equity. Our government shares this priority and continues to advance gender equity in the work we do every day,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “We are pleased to see these 17 international conferences will bring over 26,500 people together to propel their industries forward, and at the same time presents us with a great opportunity to share our province with the world.”
“Women Deliver conferences are where the world gathers to drive progress on gender equality, and we’re excited to gather in Vancouver for the 2019 Conference,” said Hannah August, Director of Communications for Women Deliver. “Canada is one of the countries in the world that steps up for girls and women, and we look forward to celebrating that progress and working for more.”
“Meetings and conventions are often major catalysts for growth, change and progress, and Women Deliver exemplifies all this and more,” says Claire Smith, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre. “It is a privilege to welcome Women Deliver, working hand in hand with hospitality partners and industry experts, has identified as a great fit for our city and venue.”
“Vancouver is regarded as one of the most sought-after destinations for meetings because we offer visitors a world-class experience,” adds Ty Speer, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver. “With sustainable venues, inspiring surroundings and local leaders in a diverse range of industries, Vancouver provides a captivating backdrop for international groups looking to engage their delegates.”