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Lifesaving Society Bid for 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention

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Transcript of Lifesaving Society Bid for 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention

The
CONFERENCE
Why
VANCOUVER
WORLD
CONFERENCE ON
DROWNING
PREVENTION
?
Why
Long-Term Full Member
Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index
#1
For Air Transport Infrastructure
?
Easy Access From Around the World
Award Winning Meeting Destination
Best City
in Canada
~ CondéNast
Traveler

World’s Best
Convention
Centre
~AIPC

#1 Conference Destination in
North America
-ICCA

#1 Airport
In North
America
-Skytrax

Vancouver International Airport
(YVR)
#1
BUDGET HOTELS
3 DIAMOND
4+ DIAMOND
$66-$131
$163-$235
$199-$349
Westin Bayshore
In the heart of the city

All-in-one venue

On-water venue

Environmentally friendly

Close to downtown & Stanley Park

Largest ballroom in Western Canada
To See and Do
To See and Do
Whistler & Victoria
Efficient Public Transit
Friendly & Safe
Four Season Destination
Avg. High
: 14°C / 58°F
Hours of Daylight
: 11.5 hrs
Rainfall
: 115 mm/4.5 in
OCTOBER
Olympic City
Vancouver Draws 10% More Delegates
Waterfront City
With Mountain Views
Multicultural City
15-20 Min Walk
6000 rooms
0-15 Min Walk
7200 rooms
7500 rooms
20-30 Min Walk
Vancouver Convention Hotels
2017 Birthday
Share Globally, Prevent Locally
5
Steps to Success
1
Report on most recent research
Bring together experts in all aspects of drowning prevention to share
5
Hotel Features
Canada's Past Hosting
of ILS Events
Most recently hosted ILS Board meetings in Toronto in April 2012
British Columbia (BC) & Yukon Branch
Ready to host WCDP 2017
Celebration of 100+ years of drowning prevention
2017
2011
2013
2011
2015
2007
WCDP Never Before in the Americas
4
Create environment to encourage sharing
swimmers, lifesavers & lifeguards trained annually
1,000,000
Training Canadians
2017?
Exceptional staff and volunteer base
Build on success of previous WCDPs
1986
BC & Yukon Branch
2010
Human resources experience from Rescue '86
Human resources experience from 2010 Olympics
Strong local support from Tourism Vancouver
Conference management support from MCI
2
Draw Representation From LMIC Countries
3
2017
CANADA
BID PRESENTATION
Presence and Participation in Previous WCDPs
Portugal 2007
Vietnam 2011
Germany 2013
GERMANY 2013
delegates

presenters

presentations in 6 streams
26
11
15
To See and Do
Mercer Quality of Living Survey, 2013
CANADA
100+ year history of preventing drownings
Belief that the WCDP makes a worldwide, positive impact
WCPD host experience to
strengthen cause in Canada
Belief that it's time for Canada to do its part as a host for WCDP
Belief in need to resolve global drowning burden
ILS as global leader in drowning prevention
WCPD culmination of data/ research makes a difference
Understands how WCDP has affected Canada positively
Committed to the global elimination of drowning
Hosting WCDP will strengthen existing & start new partnerships
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