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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

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

Keeping Conventions Secure

In today’s complex meeting environment, security can take on a wide range of forms. Indeed, many corporate groups bristle at the thought of their competitors being around. Any of these scenarios can increase the need for vigilance by meeting planners and those in charge of security.

October 26, 2016

What’s for lunch? It Really Matters

Once upon a time convention centre food was boring and predictable; not anymore! The evolution of convention food towards a more diverse and sophisticated service will act to enhance the overall experience for attendees.

August 25, 2016

What is the Value of Community Engagement at Global Conferences and Meetings

Conferences across the globe are increasingly opening their doors to let the public in.

June 23, 2016