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Vancouver Convention Centre Blog

The Vancouver Convention Centre is home to over 500 events a year – conventions, trade shows and other events of all shapes and sizes that connect people and ideas.

Just as we believe our facility is designed from top to bottom to inspire, the events we have the honour of hosting inspire us on a daily basis.

Our blog is dedicated to sharing ideas that inspire – from event innovation to stories about people and trends that elevate the event experience.

Latest posts

7 Ways You Can Slow Down the Crazy

Meeting planning is known to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world (careercast.com) because we have pressure from multiple stakeholder groups and are reliant on others to deliver our vision. This week's guest blogger, Tahira Endean, shares 7 ways you can help manage your own stress

December 15, 2016

Looking Ahead to 2017 Food Trends

At the Vancouver Convention Centre we welcome all kinds of guests with all types of culinary tastes and preferences. Chef Blair Rasmussen, executive chef at the Vancouver Convention Centre spent a few minutes with us, giving us his insights on what he thinks are the top five food trends for the year ahead.

November 29, 2016

7 Ways of Extending Your Reach

In this digital age, we have a plethora of ways to extend the reach of our events. Here are a few ideas to consider for your next event.

November 09, 2016

Keeping Conventions Secure

In today’s complex meeting environment, security can take on a wide range of forms. Indeed, many corporate groups bristle at the thought of their competitors being around. Any of these scenarios can increase the need for vigilance by meeting planners and those in charge of security.

October 26, 2016

Top 10 Ways to Plan a Healthier Meeting

Today, October 11 is World Obesity Day and it provides a moment to reflect on the choices that we as event planners can make to create a healthier event. So, here are our top ten tricks and tips on how to plan a healthier meeting.

October 11, 2016

Why Care About Having a Healthy Venue For Your Next Meeting?

In May 2016, Vancouver Convention Centre became the first convention centre in North America to become a Healthy Venue, certified by the World Obesity Federation. This coincided with World Obesity hosting its International Congress on Obesity at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

September 28, 2016