(Vancouver, B.C., 4 March, 2005) - Sue Daugulis has been appointed vice-president, marketing, and a
member of the Board of Directors of Vancouver’s preeminent conference management firm, Venue
West. The announcement was made today by the company’s chairman, Donald L. King.
Venue West, founded in 1970, has been instrumental in attracting to Vancouver and managing all
services related to some of the most prestigious international congresses ever held in Western
Canada. Betty Fata, who died early in 2004, was the most publicly prominent member of this
professional team, a past-president of the International Association of Professional Congress
Sue Daugulis and Betty Fata had been close personal friends for over 25 years, as they pursued
separate careers within the tourism industry. It is Betty’s dynamic sales and marketing role that she has
now been asked to fill.
About the appointment, she said, “There will never be another Betty. In addition to all of her
professional talent, she was a bigger than life personality. But Venue West is an outstanding team of
conference professionals and it will be an honour for me to represent them wherever in the world there
is an opportunity.”
Venue West co-founder and managing director Lou Cox welcomed the appointment. “We are
delighted that Sue has decided to join us. Few people know our company, our associates and our
market as well as she does - one of those perfect fits that just about never happens in business.”
Ken Evans, who has been among Canada’s most successful and internationally respected
convention marketers, was also pleased by the news. “ Sue is a mirror image of Betty Fata,” Evans
said. “That same kind of magic. That’s what we need to keep Vancouver foremost in the minds of
convention planners worldwide.” Evans serves as a marketing consultant to the Vancouver
Convention and Exhibition Centre and private sector clients.
A psychology graduate of the University of Western Ontario whose early career evolved in the
management of large housing projects in both Ontario and British Columbia, including social and
seniors housing for thousands of residents, Sue Daugulis’ experience with high
profile events began in 1975 as Accommodation, Registration &
Accreditation Coordinator for the United Nations Habitat
Conference held in Vancouver in June, 1976. Since that time she has held tourism marketing positions,
full-time and consulting, with multiple clients, including Gray Line of Vancouver and several well-known
Vancouver restaurants, including Frank Bakers and the Bud Kanke group (the Cannery, the Fish
House, Mulvaneys & Viva's).
She is married to Nils E. Daugulis, a lawyer with the firm of Bull, Housser and Tupper. They have
two teen-aged sons.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Venue West Conference Services Ltd.
Suite 645 - The Landing, 375 Water Street,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6B 5C6
Tel. (604) 681-5226