SFU Meeting, Event and Conference Services

 

Who We Are

Simon Fraser University's Meeting, Event and Conference Services is dedicated to producing exceptional events.

Our facilities are purpose-built for meetings and conferences, and our staff are here for one thing only—to ensure your gathering is a success.

Our dedicated team of Event Managers will work with you on every aspect of your gathering. Whether it’s your life’s work to plan meetings, or you’re booking event space off the side of your desk, our Managers are here to help.

We will work with you to understand your meeting objectives to make sure you are in the right space with the right tools.

From our Managers to our A/V team, catering and security staff, we are available onsite—if you need something during a meeting, we are ready to provide immediate assistance.

 

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities —Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey.

With a commitment to meaningful engagement, SFU’s four venues in downtown Vancouver are designed to encourage dialogue and enrich the community.

 


 

SFU strives to be an inclusive community. Those who are organizing events on campus are encouraged to consider the diverse needs of participantsincluding accessibility, faith-based observances, and family or other obligations
that may impact their ability to participate.

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Testimonials

"MECS' expertise makes a world of difference when putting on a successful conference."

I’ve worked with SFU’s Meeting, Event and Conference Services to produce a number of events, most recently a 340-person conference. I can’t imagine what we would have done if it wasn’t for the professional services MECS provided. They handled registration, conference lists, reports, money transactions, catering and our evening receptions. They also provided assistance with a number of unexpected needs – everything from office services to videotaping presentations. Their expertise makes a world of difference when putting on a successful conference. In fact, we only accepted organizing another conference in 2014 because we knew we had MECS to help us with local arrangements.

Walter Piovesan
Research Data Library
SFU

 

"MECS staff provided top notch service and went the extra mile to meet our requests."

The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue has been a great venue for our conference needs, we especially appreciate the rooms’ natural light and comfortable seating. MECS staff provided top notch service and went the extra mile to meet our requests. The catering staff provided delicious buffet lunches and went out of their way to make tasty alternatives for our clients with special dietary requirements.

Christine Farrington
Program Coordinator
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business | University of Victoria

 

"I can give the MECS team my vision for an event and they make it happen – from finding the right space to organizing the catering."

It’s always a pleasure to work with the MECs team. They are organized, helpful, and responsive to last minute changes. I can give them my vision for an event and they make it happen – from finding the right space to organizing the catering. I find I’m always relaxed when I host events at SFU venues because I know things will be done right.

Angie Schick
New Ventures BC

 

"We are extremely happy with the facility and the staff and plan to continue our relationship with SFU @ Harbour Centre for years to come."

Working with SFU’s Events department is always a wonderful experience. Staff are professional, courteous and prompt. Our attendees like the classroom setting and really appreciate the quality of the catering. We are extremely happy with the facility and the staff and plan to continue our relationship with SFU @ Harbour Centre for years to come. 

Ellen Mirkov
Meeting Planner
CARF International

 

"When I plan a meeting in downtown Vancouver, a call to SFU’s MECS is always at the top of my list."

When I plan a meeting in downtown Vancouver, a call to SFU’s MECS is always at the top of my list. I appreciate the variety of meeting rooms and pricing options to choose from.  I can count on MECS staff for great service and good advice.  And the catering never disappoints.

Devon Knight, CMP,
Devon Knight Events

 

"Morris J Wosk at SFU is always our preferred venue for training."

Morris J Wosk at SFU is always our preferred venue for training. It's a great building, gorgeous rooms, and most importantly, professional staff and great service from the MECs team! 

Vanessa Shum,
Training & Development Coordinator

 

"We highly recommend this facility for a wide range of events."

We booked our annual continuing education day and, in conjunction, our trade show, when they first opened, and have returned to the facility every year since. The lecture theatre is, of course, without parallel in the city, and the staff and caterers have established an excellent working relationship with us and continue to work to accommodate our needs. We highly recommend this facility for a wide range of events.

Melanie Ross
BC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons