About EventWorx Corporation
We are in the face-to-face business.
The philosophy of the EventWorx Corporation is fairly simple. Human beings by their very nature want to belong to a family, a clan, a group or a gathering where they share experiences of common interest with others. Events, in whatever form, are gatherings of like minded people coming together to share in celebration, commerce, education, and even death. Above it all, they come to share an experience. Social media and the Internet have enabled people from around the world to share just like an event, with a major limitation, the lack of direct human interaction. From time to time, we still want face-to-face interaction with one another. Social media and the Internet are conduits for bringing people together; but we believe face-to-face interactions and handshakes are still the best way to meet and do business. Our philosophy is simple, events work.
The EventWorx team comes together with years of event, project management and business launch experience. Our backgrounds and experiences have taught us plenty, but here are some of the things we value most: We work hard and enjoy what we do. We believe in creating exceptional experiences for all of our customers. Treat others how we wished to be treated. Where possible, under promise and over deliver on our expectations. Always make it right. And have fun, life is short.
And Why the Gears?
A single gear is not very effective, but several of gear together create amazing new machines and mechanisms. The gears symbolize many things, but for EventWorx, we envision our partners, visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and ourselves each as a gear - bring us together in one place, at one time and we will create something truly amazing.
Our Differences Makeup Our Key Strengths
Each of us came to EventWorx with different backgrounds, difference skillsets and often different perspectives. Our strengths
come from our collective diversity. EventWorx is a unique group of thinkers and doers with a suite of unique the talents and an ability to come together creativity to solve problems. We often see things differently - but we are all driven by our passion to collaborate to produce outstanding events.
In addition to a small executive team, EventWorx is very fortunate to employ a talented group of incredible people, all with exceptional skills that help to elevate EventWorx's brands and those of our clients to new heights.
EventWorx is a privately held, Canadian company, launched in 2017 by the current management team, Wes Scott, Helen Wallace and Bruce Carew. The three partners came out of dmg events, where each of them held senior executive roles overseeing the North American operations of dmg. Within the portfolio, the North America business managed more than fifteen events, spanning North and South America.
During 2017, EventWorx purchased the assets of the Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show, Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show and PetroChem Canada from dmg events.
EventWorx has successfully grown our portfolio of events with the addition of Supply Change Conference & Expo, Smart Energy Kingston.
EventWorx also contracts our event management expertise to organizations including: Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), Jameson Group, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC), Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA), EnergyNow and Photography for Real Estate.
Meet the Executive Team
Bruce Carew, Chief Operating Officer
Bruce joined EventWorx in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. Bruce’s experiences and reputation in the trade show and events industry made him a natural fit for EventWorx. Bruce began working in the events industry in 1997 with Mendelssohn, as Director of Operation & Sales, Western Canada. At Mendelssohn Bruce managed freight, logistics and customs for more than 300 events a year, servicing a long list of event organizers including Southex Exhibitions (now dmg events) and Reed; and across a number of sectors such as construction, media, education, motor sports and associations.
In 2003, Bruce moved over to Consultrans, the ground freight division of Livingston International as their Director of Operations. Bruce was recruited by dmg events in 2009 as the Manager of Operations. Soon after his arrival he was promoted to Director of Operations with a focus on improving the Exhibitor experience, sourcing new event contractors and reviewing existing contractor partnerships. In 2012 Bruce was again promoted to event director portfolio where he oversaw events including Global Petroleum Show, Global Petroleum Career Expo, and Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference. In 2013 Bruce took on the role of Vice President, Energy adding responsibilities including such as event strategy, leading dmg’s Canadian Pavilions at international events, and oversaw Government relations.
Helen Wallace CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer
Helen is a Chartered Accountant and CPA with over 20 years of business management, accounting and finance experience. Most recently Helen was employed in the event and conference industry as the Finance Director for dmg events Canada. Helen’s business experience ranges from start-up companies to large multinational corporations. Her industry experience ranges across a number of different sectors that are closely related to the event and conference industry including training, registration and food services. She started her first successful business in the training industry out of University and after a successful exit continued her business education through the Chartered Accountancy program. Helen articled with KPMG, working there for 8 years, including 4 years of management responsibility. While in public practice she provided assurance expertise in a variety of industries including technology, oil and gas, retail, hospitality and marketing and advertising. Helen left KPMG to return to private industry as the Controller for Sysco Food Services Western Canadian operations and then to later join a technology start-up in the registration industry where she helped grow the company to a successful exit.
Wes Scott, President & CEO
Wes has more than 25 years of event and conference management experience. Prior to launching EventWorx, Wes was the Executive Vice President, Energy at dmg events, a role he had between 2012 and 2017. Wes joined dmg in June of 2000, as Sales Manager. Over the course of seventeen years, he enjoyed a number of promotions, and ultimately became EVP in 2012. As Executive Vice President, Wes had overall responsibility for a large group of event management professionals, launched and grew a portfolio of international conferences, trade shows, and trade missions. Within his role, he led a group of three concurrent vice presidents, as well as sales, marketing, digital marketing, conference production, operations & logistics, finance and human resources departments. Prior to joining dmg, Wes held the role of general manager and publisher at the Petroleum Society of CIM. Wes taught for five years at Mount Royal College from 2012-2017 and has been active with the Canadian Association of Exhibition Management and is a past board member of the Canadian Council for the Americas.