You're Invited

Showcase your products and services at the Marketplace Expo

Why Symposium?

Symposium is the only conference for recreation and parks professionals in BC. Decision-makers within local governments rely on Symposium each year to explore new trends and keep abreast of industry standards. Aligning your company with the values of BCRPA and our reputation of excellence will demonstrate to your clients and competitors that you are among companies of the highest standard within the recreation and parks sector in our province.

Our delegates attend Symposium, expecting to bring innovative ideas, creative solutions, and success stories back to their colleagues and communities. They look forward to meeting with vendors, and finding products and services that might fill their community's needs.

What's happening this year

There are two dedicated Marketplace Expo opportunities on April 29 for delegates to focus solely on the Exhibitors: Marketplace Expo, Lunch and Networking (11:45 am - 1:15 pm), and the Marketplace Expo Happy Hour (3:30 - 5:30 pm).

We are also offering bonus engagement opportunities:

  • Exhibitors and Sponsors are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception, sponsored by HDR, at the Sticky Wicket on Tuesday April 28th
  • Education sessions in the afternoon of April 29 are open for Exhibitors and Sponsors to attend. Hear from industry leaders and learn more about the sector issues that are top-of-mind for our Delegates.

Active engagement options are also available to show off your company's personality (and yours), including the Recreation + Parks Active Sessions, happening immediately after the Marketplace Expo Happy Hour on Wed, April 29, and the Banquet and Dance, sponsored by MAIS Software Inc (with a Mad Hatter Tea Party Theme!) on Thurs, April 30. (Registration is required. Additional fees apply.)


We invite you to learn more about our offerings for Sponsors and Exhibitors, including the Bonus Opportunities.

Or view the Prospectus for the full picture.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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View the 2020 Prospectus

Exhibitor Opportunities

This year's Exhibitor engagement opportunities include:

  • Personal face-to-face time with Delegates during the evening Welcome Reception on Tue, April 28th
  • Marketplace Expo, Lunch & Networking opportunity on Wed, April 29 for delegates to enjoy their meal and connect with exhibitors in the Marketplace Expo
  • Education experience with Delegates during the afternoon of Wed, April 29, to learn more about the hot topics and issues that are driving the Delegates' work
  • A dedicated afternoon Marketplace Expo Break for Delegates to stretch, grab refreshments and play games, and Exhibitors to show off their displays and make connections
  • An evening Marketplace Expo Happy Hour with complimentary refreshments for delegates, where the spotlight will be solely on the Exhibitors!

Learn more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Customizable sponsorship packages, and exlusive sponsorship packages offer benefits such as access to the entire conference, including social activities, company logo on marketing materials, and opportunities to introduce speakers and/or to moderate discussions.

Learn more.


We welcome you to contact Stephanie Androsoff, Partnerships & Events Coordinator by email or call 604.629.0965 ext. 260.