Dave VenusDirector Marketing
Driven by market trends, effective design, and the success of your event, I’d characterize myself as a strategic, multidisciplinary business development enthusiast with a passionate eye for branding, innovation and new marketing opportunities. Working closely with our team, I help to identify and initiate communication strategies with the common goal of delivering increased visibility and interactions for your event.
Prior to my start at ICS in 2013, I owned & operated my own company for 10 years, developing corporate identities and e-commerce systems for over 100 clients across North America. Combined with my Science & Business studies at the University of British Columbia, my past experience has helped me develop a great appreciation & understanding for the needs and motivators of your delegates.
I’m proud to be the creative manager behind the rebranding of ICS as well as a lead contributor to the growth of our Virtual Department. With a portfolio of over 3000 recorded sessions & developing 20+ Virtual Libraries & Online Conferences, I’m a strong advocate for the rapidly growing online education industry and look forward to creating virtual solutions for your event.
When I’m away from the office, I love to explore the raw beauty of the Pacific Northwest, typically with a surfboard under my arm, a tent in my backpack and a camera around my neck.
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish and you'll feed them for a lifetime.
~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie