MDRT fills vancouver with enthusiam x 11,000


The Million Dollar Round Table bills itself as the ‘Premier Association for Financial Professionals’ and has a dedicated membership that spans the entire globe. 

So when Vancouver was selected as the destination for MDRT’s Annual Congress in 2016, the city filled up once again.

A total of over 11,000 guests arrived in Vancouver with enthusiasm to spare.  Qualifying for and attending this event means a series of motivational speakers and VIP encounters with stars of the financial and insurance industries.  Coast Mountain Photography was pleased to assist a few different Asia based insurance companies with their client recognition program held in conjunction with MDRT 2016.

The event highlighted here included a 1300 guest gala hosted by AIA Asia Pacific for it’s employees in the insurance industry from Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, China, and more.  Guests were treated to a fantastic gala party at the venerable Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  Aside from a top performers recognition ceremony and a presentation from Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, of Nashville, Illinois, the sitting President of the MDRT Executive Committee, guests were treated to a variety of performers and entertainers, a live band, fabulous décor, amazing food & beverage, and of course custom event photography by Coast Mountain Photography.

Photography services included a Canadiana themed Green Screen Photo booth with instant prints and free file download – and it was lined up all night long.  Plus 2 other photographers captured the guests in the moment enjoying all of the wonderful facets as brought to them by our client, a large local Destination Marketing Company.  A new service to satisfy the instant gratification needs of the guests: a pre-event created QR code allowing guests to go directly to our online Photo Gallery.  With a Coast Mountain team member constantly uploading the best images, guests received instant access to their photos online via the QR code, which was prominently displayed on cocktail round signage. 

Overall, a great time was had by all with guests line dancing and even flooding the stage for photo opp’s with the live band, along with other spontaneous displays of enjoyment.  For more information on how our quick turnaround photography services including custom QR codes and more can enhance your next VIP event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  As always, thank you for your interest. 

Photographer: Brad Kasselman