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Vancouver Convention Centre Blog

The Vancouver Convention Centre is home to over 550 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

Ornithology Congress Foregoes Cookie-Cutter Conference for Citywide Celebrations

A colourful parade led by First Nations performers, followed by masses of people flapping and squawking in bird costumes? Not your usual conference kickoff – but perhaps more meeting planners should take note.

November 15, 2018

Food & Beverage: Trends for 2018

To complement our trends predictions for 2018, we wanted to dive deeper into what planners and delegates are looking for in food and beverage this year.

January 09, 2018

Meetings & Events: Trends for 2018

It's the start of a new year! We're kicking off 2018 by sharing some trends we think will shape the industry into becoming a fresh, innovative and successful one this year.

January 04, 2018

7 Technologies Easing the On-site Experience

Technology is ubiquitous and can be overwhelming. But it can also be incredibly useful, complementing and enhancing the overall event. Here are 7 easy ways we are seeing technology used by meetings planners, venues and attendees to ease the on-site experience:

July 27, 2017

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