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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 to Make a More Comfortable Event

We all know how to create spectacular events – but making people have the most “comfortable” experience, one that ensures they are able to stay focused on what matters and feel good for the duration of a multi-day event takes a little extra thought. Here are a few ideas:

March 15, 2017

NOT LEAVING IT TO CHANCE: Meeting Matchmaking

Speed dating. Blind dating. Online dating. These matchmaking options aren’t new to us, but have you heard of brain dating?

February 22, 2017

Take Time to Love Yourself

In our busy everyday lives, we often focus much of our energy on our loved ones and work commitments and forget to take time for ourselves. This Valentine’s Day, we want to remind you to take time to love yourself first.

February 14, 2017

Rigging: 5 Things Event Planners Need to Know

At a certain point in the planning process, an event planner will be asked by the venue, “Do you have any rigging”?, As most events do in fact hang items, from simple banners through to complex production set-ups. So, what does the planner need to know before talking to the rigging team?

January 30, 2017

7 Ways You Can Slow Down the Crazy

Meeting planning is known to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world ( 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