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.
Adapting Weddings and Banquets to be meaningful and safe during COVID-19
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.
Imagine Van Gogh and the value of art and experience through COVID-19
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.
Team Meeting: Kathryn Gidluck: Assistant Manager, Facilities Services
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. Called ‘GSOC’ for short (pronounced “Gee-Sock”), they are the communication hub and command centre of our facilities operations.
Team Meeting: Bruce Caister, Blackwater Treatment Plant Operator
We’ve all learned about the importance of conserving water in our homes. Clean water is a limited resource, after all. So whether it’s remembering to turn off the taps or taking shorter showers, anything you can do to reduce water usage and waste goes a long way. Now imagine applying that mindset to a convention centre with 466,500 ft2 of function space.
Convention Quest winner Kate takes on Vancouver
The Quest is complete! After 1,100 entries from British Columbians representing over 80 communities across the province, Convention Quest came to a close on Saturday, September 7th with our winner from Smithers, BC accepting her ‘VIP Vancouver Experience’ Grand Prize.
Team Meeting: Rubina Lalani, Event Manager
The Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) are proud to employ a dedicated team of diverse professionals who work to bring leading global events and meetings to our province. With our Team Meeting series, we want to highlight the people who help us shine on the local and world stage.
Team Meeting: Rod MacLean, Facilities Assistant
At the Vancouver Convention Centre and B.C. Pavilion Corporation, we’re lucky to employ so many hard-working, dedicated British Columbians with backgrounds as diverse as their roles within the facility. With our new Team Meeting series, we want to highlight the people who help us shine and share their unique experience in bringing events to life.