News & Articles - Vancouver Convention Centre

  • More than 1,100 British Columbians take on digital scavenger hunt celebrating the Vancouver Convention Centre

    From July 4 to August 9, the Vancouver Convention Centre invited British Columbians to take on “Convention Quest,” an online digital scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of its West building. From Terrace to Campbell River, over 1,100 residents from 80 communities across the province accepted the challenge. Now 10 winners have been drawn to receive the contest’s top prizes. “The Vancouver Convention Centre is a world class facility that draws international convention visitors and is a gateway for people…

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  • Vancouver Convention Centre recognized for supporting local social enterprises

    Press Release This week, the Vancouver Convention Centre, along with Simon Fraser University and Tourism Vancouver, was recognized as a Social Procurement Champion by Exchange Inner City and Buy Social Canada for demonstrating excellence in social procurement. “We are honoured to be recognized for our practice of social procurement, an initiative that we are highly proud of and strive to more deeply integrate as part of our operational processes,” said Craig Lehto, General Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre. “Social responsibility is at the heart of our organization, and…

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  • Vancouver among North America’s top meeting and convention destinations

    Press Release Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. Considered the most comprehensive and authoritative ranking in the industry, the biennial report is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 meeting and convention organizers in North America, evaluating the 40 most popular convention destinations in the US and Canada. The Watkins Report covers topics concerning city and convention bureau perception, meeting requirements and…

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  • The challenges faced by event food and beverage teams

    From addressing food allergies to dealing with shrinking budgets and tighter-than-ever timelines, venue food and beverage teams face a host of challenges with every event they help organize. Corporate Meetings and Events magazine recently spoke with senior leaders at several successful event venues to learn about how these hard-working teams address such challenges to create exceptional experiences for planners and guest alike. Participants: Jason Bangerter, Executive Chef; Virgilio Vea, Director of Food and Beverage; and Kate Mackay, Director of Sales…

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  • Vancouver Convention Centre: The world’s first double LEED Platinum convention centre

    The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce that its iconic West building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification (version 4) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council. Coupled with its 2010 Platinum certification for New Construction, the Vancouver Convention Centre is the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world. Platinum is the highest level of LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and version 4 is the newest version of the rating system, considered “the framework…

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  • Vancouver ranked top North American City for international meetings

    Planners surveyed by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destination Vancouver is one of North America’s most sought-after destinations for international meetings, according to two prominent reports recently released to the public. In the span of a week, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North America for international meetings, and Watkins Research Group’s prestigious Meeting and Convention Planners Survey rated the Vancouver…

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  • Vancouver meetings and conventions generate over $302 million in economic impact

    New video recognizes the role “Local Hosts” play in bringing million dollar meetings to city Last year, Vancouver’s meetings and conventions industry generated over $302 million in economic impact for the city. Vancouver hosted tradeshows such as the 2014 Travel Expo, corporate meetings like California-based video conferencing company Polycom’s 2014 sales conference, and academic conferences such as the 2014 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Meetings from all over the world convene in Vancouver attracting thousands…

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  • Vancouver welcomes first international medical conference of 2015

    The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and several downtown hotels are pleased to welcome more than 10,000 leading dermatology professionals from around the globe. The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology – one of the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meetings, held every four years – takes place at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, starting today until June 13. The World Congress of Dermatology is one of the largest medical conferences ever to take place in Vancouver. Based on the…

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  • Vancouver ushers in banner international convention year

    2015 will be one of Vancouver’s strongest years for international conventions, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver. “In many cases, we spend years working with local association hosts to bid on and secure these high-level conferences,” says Ty Speer, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver. “Banner years like 2015 are a long time coming, and we look forward to celebrating one of our most successful years to date as we open our home to these delegates.” More…

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  • Largest convention in Vancouver history announced for 2025

    The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous selects Vancouver for the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous Vancouver will welcome 48,000 people from around the world for the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will be the single largest meeting ever held in the city with a footprint spanning both the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium. The news was announced on November 4 during the General Service Board Meeting at the A.A. General Service Office in New…

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