Jill Kivett

As an influential leader, marketing professional and event planner, Jill Kivett contributes a wealth of knowledge and years of accolades to the event industry. After graduating from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2003, Jill was quick to launch into her career.

Jill found her calling at Marketplace Events, where she is an integral member of the management team overseeing twelve major annual home shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Seattle and two additional wedding shows in Phoenix, AZ, making her responsible for 14 events in North America with revenue of $15M annually.
As the VP of Sponsorship, Jill acts as a creative force behind countless engaging corporate sponsorships for high-profile clients such as RBC, Toyota, Sleep Country, Urban Barn and HGTV Canada.

Jill is the current president and long-term Board Member at the Canadian Association of Exposition Management, the only national association in Canada dedicated to event and exhibition specialists in the industry who produce, manage, and plan trade and consumer events. Here, Jill has built and strengthened countless business relationships throughout her career.

In addition to nearly 20 years at Marketplace Events, Jill acts as a member and board director with Terminal City Club, one of Canada's finest private establishments with a reputation for excellence in service and style.
Past volunteer experiences with Dress for Success and The Greater Vancouver Food Bank have given Jill a people-first approach to her career that remains evident in her work.

Outside of the office, Jill has continued to fuel her passion for wine education by acquiring her certification in Wine & Spirits Education Trust – Level 1 & 2 Award in Wines. To stay up to date on things that matter most in her life, Follow Jill on LinkedIn/Instagram.