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We would love to tell you about the Vancouver Convention Centre and all the inspiring stories that come from the hundreds of events we host at our facility each year.

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April 06, 2017

Vancouver Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day 2017

Today, leaders in the international meetings and events industry – from across Vancouver and around the world - are coming together to support the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Global Meetings Industry Day was founded in 2016 to recognize the enormous impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities.

December 15, 2016

Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre Raise The Bar For Event Management

Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre have been awarded the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers’ (IAPCO) inaugural 2016 Collaboration Award in recognition of their continued partnership to raise the bar for event management services in Vancouver.

December 01, 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre Achieves Highest International Sustainability Standards Accreditation

The Vancouver Convention Centre has received Level 4 certification for its compliance with the prestigious Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards.

November 07, 2016

VANCOUVER SCOOPS TWO AWARDS FOR CONFERENCE MARKETING PLAN

Innovative, multiplatform marketing campaign recognized by Destination Canada and BCAMA

September 06, 2016

Lighting of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron in Celebration of Paralympic Sport & Athletes

In honour of sport and summer Paralympic athletes representing Canada on the world’s biggest sports stage in Rio, the Vancouver Convention Centre will light the iconic Vancouver 2010 Cauldron on Wednesday, September 7th.

August 04, 2016

Meetings Industry Report Ranks Vancouver #1

This year, out of 40 North American cities surveyed, Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America – and it’s all thanks to the dedication, professionalism and unity of the city’s tourism and service industry.

In The News

April 26, 2017

Healthy meetings in Vancouver

When choosing a venue for your next meeting, have you considered a ‘healthy’ one? It has long been known that physical exercise boosts brain health. With that in mind, it’s little wonder why active meetings that encourage physical activity are becoming part of the landscape to further the knowledge exchange at conferences. In May 2016, the Vancouver Convention Centre became the first Healthy Venue in North America, certified by the World Obesity Federation.

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April 25, 2017

TED talkers take over Vancouver Convention Centre with ideas for our "shared future"

TED Talks senior fellow Manu Prakash’s specialty in solving the world’s problems is devising simple, inexpensive tools to bring science to places that lack infrastructure. And he brought his latest discoveries to Vancouver for the fellows sessions that start the annual TED Talks. Prakash’s first idea was the Foldscope, a $1.50 microscope made of cardboard and plastic lenses that is being used to do field tests for cervical cancer in Argentina, among other things.

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April 25, 2017

Wayne Moriarty: Green pastures of convention centre roof leave me dreaming

Source: The Province

I have two columns left in me. Today, I will solve a mystery. Friday, I will tell a story. Until about eight years ago, the historic Marine Building on the corner of Burrard and Hastings streets, with its Art Deco nuts and bolts, was my favourite bit of architecture in this town. I greatly delight in the gothic beauty of Vancouver City Hall, too. But for the past number of years, my new favourite building has been the west wing of the Vancouver Convention Centre — notable for many reasons, none more so than the pasture on its roof.

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April 23, 2017

How not to give a TED Talk: Advice from the head of TED

Source: CBC News

Here's a little secret about TED Talks that you wouldn't know from the carefully-selected glossy online videos that have racked up 6.1 billion views online. In person, it does not always go well.

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