Richmond ramps up conferences in 2012

Richmond, BC — Vancouver’s airport city — is becoming a preferred destination for meetings, conferences and trade shows. In 2011, Richmond welcomed the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers Conference (CANDO), BC Recreation and Parks Association Symposium and the International Wildlife Management Symposium to name a few. For 2012, it won bids for the Karate Nationals in March, the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Sport Event Congress in April and the Fire Chiefs Association Annual Conference and the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource in June. Meeting planners who choose Richmond can receive up to $2012 in credit. (