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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

Experience Local and Global Expression at Art Vancouver

It might be cliché to say, but art can bring us together. For Art Vancouver taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre starting today, their goal is to make that connection on a larger scale.

April 25, 2019

International Women’s Day Roundtable: How Women are Making their Mark at Vancouver Convention Centre

In honour of International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate all of the strong, talented women in our fast-paced, complex events industry. To put perspective on the current landscape for women in our industry, we have invited several female leaders from across the Vancouver Convention Centre and our wider organization of B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) and sister-facility BC Place for a timely roundtable discussion.

March 08, 2019

Food & Beverage: Trends for 2019

The culinary side of a meeting or conference can have such a significant impact on an attendee’s overall experience. This is why keeping a finger on the pulse of the food and beverage sector continues to be priority for our culinary team at the Vancouver Convention Centre, especially as the tastes and choices of our guests constantly evolve.  

February 19, 2019

Celebrating Community and Lunar New Year at Jack Poole Plaza

Set against a backdrop of North Shore mountains, the bold and beautiful Coastal Lunar Lanterns at Jack Poole Plaza cannot be missed. The larger-than-life lanterns are part of a new art installation to celebrate the Lunar New Year and will be available to view in the plaza next to the Vancouver Convention Centre from January 30 to February 18, 2019.

February 04, 2019

The Vancouver Christmas Market: Bringing the Community Together

In its 9th consecutive year, the Vancouver Christmas Market is a staple on any Vancouverite’s to-do list over the holidays. Make your way down to the iconic Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the thick of December and you’ll be greeted by the most festive sights in the city with people pouring in and out painted with cheerful smiles.

December 20, 2018

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

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