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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre welcome annual TED Conference to Canada

The TED Conference—one of the world’s most prestigious events—is coming to Canada. In 2014, this massive meeting of global minds will take place in Vancouver, BC. Whistler, BC will host TEDActive concurrently. Canada is delighted to welcome TED. Its annual … Continue reading