Gemma Scott, Immediate Past President
Gemma is the Operations Director of Go2 Productions, a leading edge Vancouver-based creative company, specializing in producing immersive experiences, projection mapping and moving art. She believes strongly in change and innovation and with this vision, the team at Go2 pushes the limits of digital art and technology to transform physical spaces into magical events that thrill and inspire.
Gemma’s love of creating inspiring events also lead her to be a licensee and producer of TEDxEastVan, an event dedicated to discovering, sharing and celebrating great ideas and extraordinary people.
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Karyn Rose, VP Sponsorship
Karyn has enjoyed almost 20 years in Vancouver’s live event industry with Culinary Capers Catering. As an experienced Red Seal Chef, her first position was as a member of the award-winning kitchen team. Her friendly relaxed manner coupled with her culinary skill led to her becoming an outstanding member of the event planning team.
She accepted the challenge of a two-year stint on the events team for the City of Surrey in 2016. With her contract complete, Karyn was persuaded by ownership to rejoin Culinary Capers and assume her present role as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Her CSEP certification complemented by a chef background are an ideal combination to guide an outstanding team in the execution of memorable events throughout the lower mainland and destinations around BC.
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Chantelle Dalton, VP of Communications
With over 6 years’ of experience in event management, Chantelle loves the details, the beauty and the overall celebration that surrounds each event. Over the years, Chantelle has worked with corporate companies planning their international conventions, incentive trips, trade-shows and grand openings around the world. Throughout this time, Chantelle also organized multiple weddings and private events before finally landing in the not-for-profit sector coordinating fundraising events for the BC Cancer Foundation. As the VP of Communications, Chantelle is excited to bring her knowledge and passion for events to help engage the ILEA Vancouver community.
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Shayla Gabriel, VP of Programs
Inspired by her childhood full of attending Pow-Wows and family gatherings, Shayla Gabriel moved to Vancouver to study Event Management at the Art Institute of Vancouver. Since then, she has grown to appreciate the art and logistics behind putting together
events of any size.
Shayla is currently an Event Planner at the Lazy Gourmet, which combines her love of events, food, and a great cocktail! She can’t wait to bring her passion and knowledge to the ILEA Board this year.
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Alex Bickers, Director of Programs
Alex Bickers is an award winning event producer, leader, and creative consultant. 2018 marked Alex Bickers’ 25th year in the event industry, and although he is formally educated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Alex thrives in creating the best experience for his clients, team and audience in his role as the Director of Sales and events with Elizabeth Stanley Event Design.
Since 2015 Alex has served on the Board of ILEA Vancouver, recently completing 2 consecutive terms as Chapter President. During his tenure, Alex created the first ever ILEA Vancouver scholarship program in support of emerging event professionals.In 2017, Alex was awarded the Stacy Wyatt Spirit of the Industry Award at the Canadian Event Industry Awards. This prestigious award is bestowed upon the Canadian Event Professional that has shown exemplary service and commitment in all aspects of their career. Alex is committed to making exceptional contributions to the industry as a whole through his mentorship of students, and his service to his community, team, and clients.
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