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Mission Hill Family Estate 2001: Kelowna, British Columbia

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Mission Hill Family Estate 2001: Kelowna, British Columbia

As a part of the overall program for the Young Presidents Organization ‘The Power of One’ Biannual Canadian Conference, PDW consulted and produced a fabulous gala evening for 500 attendees.

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Leader Symposium on E-Purchasing 2002: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Leader Symposium on E-Purchasing 2002: Las Vegas, Nevada

Working with the President of BMO ePurchasing Solutions, PDW produced a symposium and evening event for Bank of Montreal and MasterCard International. The scope of work included all logistics, registration for 100+ attendees, technical production, hospitality, design and entertainment.

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MasterCard Championships Tour 2001: Hawaii

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MasterCard Championships Tour 2001: Hawaii

PDW produced a variety of evening events for the renowned MasterCard Men’s Champions Tour golf tournament. This PGA tour took place at the Hualalai Resort Golf Club in historic Ka’upulehu on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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MasterCard International Co-Branding Forum 2001: Bangkok, Thailand

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MasterCard International Co-Branding Forum 2001: Bangkok, Thailand

For this prestigious MasterCard sponsored forum, PDW acted as the secretariat for MCI, managing delegate registrations, onsite logistics and an entertaining roster of evening events.

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Cornucopia 2000-2001:Whistler, British Columbia

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Cornucopia 2000-2001:Whistler, British Columbia

PDW worked with Tourism Whistler to produce this 4-day festival; managing logistics, production and onsite management. The festival included a variety of dining experiences, such as food and wine seminars, winemaker dinners and a spectacular farewell brunch.

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PDW produced a culinary series of events, bringing together top professionals in wine, food and the arts.

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TASTE3 2006 – 2008:  Napa Valley,  California

In July 2006, Robert Mondavi Winery celebrated its 40th Anniversary by launching TASTE3, a landmark, interdisciplinary gathering of some of the world’s most dynamic professionals in wine, food, and the arts. The conference highlights Mondavi’s mission of innovation, education and industry leadership.

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The flagship TED conference takes place annually in North America, bringing guest speakers and the TED community.

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TED2015: Vancouver

At the heart of TED is its annual TED Conference, held each year on the West Coast of North America. This five-day speaker series entertains, inspires and captivates attendees with a cleverly curated program of sessions, events, networking opportunities and activations.

Since 2002, PDW has worked in synergy with TED to produce this world-class event. We manage operations, technical production, events, hospitality, partner activations, onsite execution and much more.

Watch TED Curator, Chris Anderson, as he discusses the history and evolution of his organization as well as thanking the PDW partners for their involvement here.

The TED2015 experience includes:

  • Immersive evening and late-night events at Vancouver’s most intriguing spots

  • Art exhibits, tech demos, and other experiences

  • Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage

  • Thoughtfully designed simulcast spaces where you can watch the conference in an informal setting

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TED2014: Vancouver

At the heart of TED is its annual TED Conference, held each year on the West Coast of North America. This five-day speaker series entertains, inspires and captivates attendees with a cleverly curated program of sessions, events, networking opportunities and activations.

Since 2002, PDW has worked in synergy with TED to produce this world-class event. We manage operations, technical production, events, hospitality, partner activations, onsite execution and much more.

Watch TED Curator, Chris Anderson, as he discusses the history and evolution of his organization as well as thanking the PDW partners for their involvement here.

 

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TED2009 – 2013: Long Beach

At the heart of TED is its annual TED Conference, held each year on the West Coast of North America. This five-day speaker series entertains, inspires and captivates attendees with a cleverly curated program of sessions, events, networking opportunities and activations.

Since 2002, PDW has worked in synergy with TED to produce this world-class event. We manage operations, technical production, events, hospitality, partner activations, onsite execution and much more.

Watch TED Curator, Chris Anderson, as he discusses the history and evolution of his organization as well as thanking the PDW partners for their involvement here.

 

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TED2002 – 2008 – Monterey, California

At the heart of TED is its annual TED Conference, held each year on the West Coast of North America. This five-day speaker series entertains, inspires and captivates attendees with a cleverly curated program of sessions, events, networking opportunities and activations.

Since 2002, PDW has worked in synergy with TED to produce this world-class event. We manage operations, technical production, events, hospitality, partner activations, onsite execution and much more.

Watch TED Curator, Chris Anderson, as he discusses the history and evolution of his organization as well as thanking the PDW partners for their involvement here.

 

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TEDActive represents a unique community of leaders who come together each year to engage in creative workshops, discussions and a live-hosted simulcast of the year’s TED Conference.

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TEDActive 2015: Whistler, British Columbia

TEDActive is held annually in North America and runs parallel to the flagship TED Conference. The event enables ideas, conversation and community collaboration, creating engaging environment where attendees can watch the conference via live simulcast feed.

PDW works collaboratively with TED to produce the perfect atmosphere for activities and events at TEDActive.

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TEDActive 2014: Whistler, British Columbia

TEDActive is held annually in North America and runs parallel to the flagship TED Conference. The event enables ideas, conversation and community collaboration, creating engaging environment where attendees can watch the conference via live simulcast feed.

PDW works collaboratively with TED to produce the perfect atmosphere for activities and events at TEDActive.

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TEDActive2010-2013: Palm Springs, California

TEDActive is held annually in North America and runs parallel to the flagship TED Conference. The event enables ideas, conversation and community collaboration, creating engaging environment where attendees can watch the conference via live simulcast feed.

PDW works collaboratively with TED to produce the perfect atmosphere for activities and events at TEDActive.

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TED@Palm Springs: Palm Springs, California

TEDActive is held annually in North America and runs parallel to the flagship TED Conference. The event enables ideas, conversation and community collaboration, creating engaging environment where attendees can watch the conference via live simulcast feed.

PDW works collaboratively with TED to produce the perfect atmosphere for activities and events at TEDActive.

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TED@Aspen2009: Aspen, Colorado

TEDActive is held annually in North America and runs parallel to the flagship TED Conference. The event enables ideas, conversation and community collaboration, creating engaging environment where attendees can watch the conference via live simulcast feed.

PDW works collaboratively with TED to produce the perfect atmosphere for activities and events at TEDActive.

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TEDGlobal takes the TED format across the globe. The conference connects speakers and performers for a week of inspiring sessions.

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TEDGlobal2014: Rio de Janeiro

In 2005, TED launched an internationally focused conference – TEDGlobal – exposing new global audiences to TED Talks and conferences.

The annual 5-day event celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity from all around the world.

From initial site selection to onsite execution, PDW provides full-service event production for the international conference.   Specialties include: managing event operations, technical production, registration, accommodation, venue build-out, bespoke events and hospitality.

This year, Rio de Janerio became the first South American city to host the international conference, which attracted 1000 attendees worldwide.

The 5-day event was held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel and on the sands of Copacabana Beach where PDW worked with the City to create a temporary structure which was erected for the week. PDW directed the vision, design direction and project management of this theatre structure, which was the first private event to be held on this iconic beach.

The topics TEDGlobal2014 focused on were today’s realities, the empowerment of everyday people and the many facets of the global South’s rise in influence and power. The main program, interspersed with music, tech-demos, exhibits and parties, highlighted 66 local and international speakers who performed and presented relevant stories from around the globe.  

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TEDGlobal2011 – 2013: Edinburgh Scotland

In 2005, TED launched an internationally focused conference – TEDGlobal – exposing new global audiences to TED Talks and conferences.

The annual 5-day event celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity from all around the world.

From initial site selection to onsite execution, PDW provides full-service event production for the international conference.   Specialties include: managing event operations, technical production, registration, accommodation, venue build-out, bespoke events and hospitality.

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TEDIndia2009: Mysore, India

In 2005, TED launched an internationally focused conference – TEDGlobal – exposing new global audiences to TED Talks and conferences.

The annual 5-day event celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity from all around the world.

From initial site selection to onsite execution, PDW provides full-service event production for the international conference.   Specialties include: managing event operations, technical production, registration, accommodation, venue build-out, bespoke events and hospitality.

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TEDGlobal2007: Arusha, Tanzania

In 2005, TED launched an internationally focused conference – TEDGlobal – exposing new global audiences to TED Talks and conferences.

The annual 5-day event celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity from all around the world.

From initial site selection to onsite execution, PDW provides full-service event production for the international conference.   Specialties include: managing event operations, technical production, registration, accommodation, venue build-out, bespoke events and hospitality.

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TEDGlobal2005, 2009 & 2010: Oxford, UK

In 2005, TED launched an internationally focused conference – TEDGlobal – exposing new global audiences to TED Talks and conferences.

The annual 5-day event celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity from all around the world.

From initial site selection to onsite execution, PDW provides full-service event production for the international conference.   Specialties include: managing event operations, technical production, registration, accommodation, venue build-out, bespoke events and hospitality.

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TEDWomen is a two-day conference focused on how women of all ages are reshaping the future.

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TEDWomen2013: San Francisco, California

TEDWomen recently joined the annual TED conference lineup after years of success in the TEDx community. The yearly conference focuses on women-oriented themes, including gender issues and reproductive health.

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TEDWomen2010: Washington, DC

TEDWomen recently joined the annual TED conference lineup after years of success in the TEDx community. The yearly conference focuses on women-oriented themes, including gender issues and reproductive health.

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PDW and TED work with the TEDx community to produce progressive/compelling events.

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TEDxDe-Extinction 2013: Washington, D.C.

TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently under a free license agreement, granted by TED. The TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

Working with TED, PDW lent expertise to the organization of these events. The format centres on a screening of TED Talks or a combination of live presenters and TED Talk videos.

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TEDx Women 2012: Washington, D.C.

TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently under a free license agreement, granted by TED. The TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

Working with TED, PDW lent expertise to the organization of these events. The format centres on a screening of TED Talks or a combination of live presenters and TED Talk videos.

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TEDx Summit 2012: Doha, Qatar

TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently under a free license agreement, granted by TED. The TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

Working with TED, PDW lent expertise to the organization of these events. The format centres on a screening of TED Talks or a combination of live presenters and TED Talk videos.

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PDW partners with TED to produce dynamic talks with a variety of speakers and topics.

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TEDCity2.0 2013: Manhattan, NY

In 2013, PDW produced TEDCity 2.0 at The TimesCenter in New York City.  The event was co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary and Courtney Martin.  It surfaced stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and featured an unexpected mix of 20+ speakers (including several 2012 City 2.0 award winners).  The event and its live stream coincided with self-organized TEDxCity2.0 events over a 48-hour period.

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TEDFellows Retreat 2013: Whistler, British Columbia

Each year the TED Fellows program invites forty people from around the world to participate in the TED or TEDGlobal Conference. Individuals are selected across all disciplines to participate in the unique mentorship program, which aims to develop the strength of their achievements and their potential for impact.

PDW produced the TED Fellows Retreat in 2013 which brought together a dynamic group of people for a four-day program ‘of, by and for Fellows’. It included workshops, art installations, tech demos and talks. The Fellows took the stage to address a packed house with updates on their latest projects.

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Media

Media

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An insightful interview about TED2014 – its first year in Vancouver.

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BC Business (2014): TED’s Long Road to Vancouver

BC Business interviews TED Curator, Chris Anderson, and PDW Directors, Janet and Katherine McCartney, to understand the conference’s relocation and the excitement across the TED community about its new home.

The full article is available here.

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PDW and TED curator, Chris Anderson, discuss TED2014 and its new location.

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The Globe & Mail (2013): Behind the scenes of TEDGlobal

The Globe & Mail interviews PDW Directors, Janet and Katherine McCartney, about their work and aspirations while exploring the history of TED and its upcoming preparations for Vancouver.

The full article is available here.

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TED2014 press coverage and announcements.

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The Huffington Post (2013): TED announces its arrival in Vancouver

The Huffington Post announces TED’s new home in Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson’s excitement for the city.

The full article is available here.

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The Huffington Post (2013): Chris Hadfield – TED2014 speaker

In anticipation of his appearance on the TED2014 stage, Chris Hadfield leaves a video message from space to entice the TED community.

The full article is available here.

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The Huffington Post (2014): Janet Echelman sculpture at TED2014

PDW worked with TED and artist Janet Echelman to install Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks, a special project that was suspended over Vancouver’s waterfront, next to the TED2014 conference venue. The interactive sculptural installation, created in collaboration with Google’s Creative Lab and Autodesk, came alive at night, with breathtaking results.

The full article is available here.

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TED celebrate their upcoming events produced by PDW.

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TED Blog (2013): 2014 TED conferences

TED Blog discusses the upcoming 2014 events and the new locations for TED’s 30th anniversary event and TEDActive.

The full article is available here.

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TED’s online editor provides unique insight into the production of TED Talks and TED events.

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Design Mind (2010): Behind the scenes of TEDGlobal

What does it take to produce a TED Talk event? The editor of TED.com meets with PDW Directors, Janet and Katherine McCartney, and other key stakeholders, to provide insight.

The full article is available here.

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Vancouver-based publication welcomes TED to its new locale.

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VanCityBuzz (2013): TED comes to Vancouver

Local publication provides insight into how PDW worked with Tourism Vancouver to bring TED2014 to the city. It explores the content, experience and future of TED.

The full article is available here.

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VanCityBuzz (2013): PDW staff interview

In this local lifestyle feature, Food & Beverage Manager, Mike Falco, talks about his love of food and his integral role at PDW.

The full article is available here.

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TED curator, Chris Anderson, speaks to the NY Times about the annual conference and the TED brand.

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The New York Times (2014): No, His Name Is Not TED

TED Curator, Chris Anderson, speaks with the New York Times about the TED brand, and the conference’s future in Vancouver.

The full article is available here.

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One on One With TED’s Katherine McCartney and Janet McCartney

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PCMA Convene Magazine – One on One With TED’s Katherine McCartney

In March 2015, participants attended the 31st edition of TED — the conference devoted to spreading great ideas. TEDsters must apply to be accepted, and then pay a hefty registration fee to attend. Convene spoke to Katherine McCartney, TED’s producer, to learn how an innovative design supports the event’s compelling content — year after year.

The full article is available here.

ted_audienceThe Pillars of Producing Successful Events, Courtesy of TED’s Janet McCartney

The full article is available here.

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PDW in Vancouver Magazine

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How the TED Conference chose Vancouver as its headquarters

Janet and Katherine McCarney open up at Van Mag’s latest M Power Speaker Series. The full article is available here.

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Awards

Awards

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PDW Directors Janet and Katherine McCartney make Vancouver Magazine’s 50 Most Power Vancouverites List for 2014 and 2015

Vancouver Magazine (2014 / 2015): The Power 50

To recognize the integral role Janet and Katherine McCartney played in relocating the TED conference from Long Beach California to Vancouver, Vancouver Magazine debuted the PDW Directors in their list of the ‘Top 50 Most Powerful Vancouverites’ in 2014 and 2015.
The full article is available here.
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Catersource Event Solutions 2015 Announces PDW Inc as International Company of the Year.

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Catersource and Event Solutions Announces Winners of Prestigious Industry Awards

The Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow highlights the winners of the annual Event Solutions Spotlight Awards. These top industry professionals and companies represent the best of the best in catering and events and were announced at the “Rock the Night” Industry Awards celebration during the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow on Tuesday, March 10 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

Event Solutions Spotlight Awards recognize the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry. Recipients were chosen based on their body of work in 2014. PDW Inc is honored to win the “International Company of the Year” award.

The full article is available here.

 

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North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce nominated PDW Inc. for best business in North Vancouver in 2015.

Janet McCartney & Katherine McCartney, finalists of the 18th Annual Business Excellence Award for Best Business, are the owners of PDW Inc., an integrated experiential agency that specializes in producing creative events globally.

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PDW Directors Janet and Katherine McCartney make BC Business’s one of B.C.’s 35 most influential women in 2016

PDW Directors Janet and Katherine McCartney make BC Business’s one of B.C.’s 35 most influential women

The full article is available here.

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About

About

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We are designers, curators, producers, content creators, masters of logistics and experts at creating and cultivating sponsorships. We architect social and creative environments that will inspire and enlighten both you and your guest.

Since 2001 we have been globally producing award-winning, creative events.

Our philosophy is rooted in communication and collaboration.

We believe that a successful production is the result of a well thought out approach. From our first meeting, to concept planning and execution, we oversee and manage the entire production process working closely with our clients to architect social and creative spaces that are a true reflection of who they are and what their goals and objectives are.

Our Team

We believe in surrounding ourselves with the best, which is why you will often hear us refer to our tight knit team as more of a family. With a full-time crew of 30, and a few furry mascots on any given day, things can get pretty busy in our office. We thrive on this energy and love the collaboration and dedication that our team embodies.

Working with PDW Inc., you will receive the structure and focus of a dedicated team that are process-driven, and detail oriented.  Since we have a large full-time crew with a diverse range of skills, we can begin new projects at any given time, and don’t need to look much further than our office to accommodate your needs. We are passionate about our craft, and together have specialties in the areas of: tourism, sales, marketing, design, technical production, events and programming.

We take pride in our work, and motivate one another and ourselves to continue to set the bar higher and push the limits on our own creativity and innovation. Together, we have built a theatre on a beach, delivered outstanding productions on 5 continents, and worked with some remarkable clients.

At PDW we create wow experiences, always thinking forward, we make it happen and have built a team we love.

We’d love to work with you, give us a call and let us inspire you!

Core Values

Our core values are the foundation of who we are. As we evolve, they remain consistent, guiding our actions, leading our company culture, and inspiring us to push the limits on innovation.

We believe in doing good work
We believe in working hard, working honestly, exceeding expectations, and being trailblazers in our field.
We believe in integrity
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, and expect the same of others. This is demonstrated in our work, the way we collaborate with others, and the company culture we are proud to foster. We don’t believe in compromising our values to fit the status quo.
We create worlds
We do more than design events. We architect social environments and experiences that propel our creativity and convey our client stories. Limits don’t define us, they inspire us.
We foster relationships
We know that success starts with a team. It’s why we align ourselves with others who share our values and passions, and build lasting partnerships on mutual respect and collaboration.
We adapt
We live in a world of constant change, and have developed an internal culture that thrives in this dynamic. Questions inspire us – we are not intimidated by how, but are fascinated by why?

 

Careers

Careers

Are you interested in working with a creative team? Do you pride yourself on working hard? Are you curious, organized and a strong team player? We are always looking for great talent. If you are interested in a career opportunity with PDW, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@pdw.ca

Contact

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Suite 206 – 930 West 1st Street
North Vancouver, V7P 3N4,
British Columbia, Canada

phone: +1-778-340-8871

Enquiries

general: info@pdw.ca
careers: jobs@pdw.ca