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.
Planning sustainable events can seem overwhelming. Whether you’re on the path to achieving zero-waste or reducing your event’s carbon footprint, our team has the experience and expertise to guide you every step of the way.
October 19th, 2022
What do you do with 45,000 pounds of old carpet? That question was top of mind for our Capital Projects Team as the Vancouver Convention Centre’s iconic West Ballroom recently received its first carpet refresh since the building first opened in 2009.
March 14th, 2022
After a one-year hiatus, the Vancouver Christmas Market returned to the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Jack Poole Plaza in 2021 and had one of its most successful seasons yet.
February 24th, 2022
Learn how we adapted our use of Voyage Control during the pandemic to better support the safety of our facility, teams and partners while supporting the province’s COVID-19 response efforts.
November 10th, 2021
Throughout the course of the pandemic, COVID-19 had an incredible impact on events and gatherings - of all types and sizes. And while many events could reschedule, or even adapt to different models of delivery such as virtual or hybrid, the reality of that impact hit especially hard for those planning to host special celebrations like weddings.
August 12th, 2021
Imagine Van Gogh – The Immersive Exhibition recently celebrated its 100th day in operation in June, and it has since become a vibrant source of history, art and culture for British Columbians eager to have a unique live experience at a time when it’s needed the most.
July 6th, 2021
Unprecedented and offering both hurdles and new opportunities in equal measure, 2020 was an incredibly notable year for the Vancouver Convention Centre.
December 28th, 2020
For the third entry of our #WeWillMeetAgain vlog series, we connected with Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the world’s largest platform for business events strategists, to talk about the path forward for meetings and events professionals and businesses.
September 9th, 2020
In our series #WeWillMeetAgain, we want to explore how meetings and events will evolve as a result of the incredible impact of COVID-19. Of course, as with so many other industries, one of the most critical areas will be implementing stronger measures around cleaning and sanitization.
August 18th, 2020
With everything that takes place in a facility like ours, it is critical that our team has a firm grasp of everything that is taking place in order to maintain a safe environment for our guests and provide support where needed. That’s where our Guest Services Operations Centre comes in.
July 29th, 2020
Our new video blog series, #WeWillMeetAgain, aims to capture the ideas and perspectives that are now paving the way for how our industry will evolve as a result of the pandemic. Kicking off our series, Tahira Endean discusses how events can adapt to maintain the value of face-to-face interaction while incorporating new measures to help create experiences that are safer for those in attendance.
July 13th, 2020
To help make our virtual environments feel a bit more familiar, and to hold us over until face-to-face meetings return, we have created a collection of beautiful backgrounds featuring several of our signature spaces to use in our meetings online!
April 30th, 2020