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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

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

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

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

Rigging: 5 Things Event Planners Need to Know

At a certain point in the planning process, an event planner will be asked by the venue, “Do you have any rigging”?, As most events do in fact hang items, from simple banners through to complex production set-ups. So, what does the planner need to know before talking to the rigging team?

January 30, 2017