Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc. specializes in the creative planning and management of associations, conferences, exhibitions, and special events throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world. We are an award-winning company that offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
Sarah Lowis, President of Sky Meeting Management, started the company out of a desire to provide conference and event management services at a level of professionalism well above other providers. She recognized a niche for defining events as a strategic tool in an organization’s ability to achieve goals, not just as an excuse to get together. That was in 2001. Today, Sea to Sky Meetings employs a dedicated team of professionals and works with clients from, and in locations, around the world.
Sea to Sky’s approach is to apply the principles and practices of project management.
- Concept. Understanding the purpose of the meeting, the stakeholders, and the meeting’s mission statement.
- Design. Developing strategic and tactical plans to meet the goals and objectives of the meeting in our areas of responsibility.
- Execution. Working with a team of professionals, including suppliers, to deliver on time and on budget.
- Evaluation. Demonstrating and communicating the return on investment.
No matter what our role is at your event, we always and go the extra mile to ensure we exceed your expectations. In addition to our positive and professional attitude, we offer local, national, and international expertise and experience.
Sea to Sky won the Meeting Professionals International’s Category 1 Global Paragon Award in 2005. The first Canadian company to win in this category, Sea to Sky Meeting Management received this honour for its work on the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2004) which highlighted the importance of planning for the future. Read more about the award in the October 2005 edition of The Meeting Professional and in Spotlight about President Sarah Lowis’ thoughts on ‘how to future proof event planning’. Watch a video clip of Sarah Lowis accepting the award.
Sea to Sky supports the work of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and spearheaded the inaugural It’s TIME (Training in Meetings and Events), an industry training conference for the BC Chapter of MPI. The event was so successful that Sea to Sky organized a second conference in 2012. Sarah Lowis was awarded the Planner of the Year in 2011 by the BC MPI Chapter.
Corporate social responsibility
Minimizing our impact on the environment is standard practice at Sea to Sky. We choose suppliers with active green and fair trade policies and offer conference participants the option of reducing their environmental impact by purchasing carbon offsets for their travel. Over time, even the small things we do make a big difference – serving sugar from bulk containers rather than individual packages, reducing or eliminating printed marketing materials, recycling name badges, and making charitable donations in lieu of speaker gifts.