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The 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

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.

July 06, 2021

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.

July 29, 2020

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.

November 13, 2019

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.

October 04, 2019

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.

September 11, 2019

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.

July 15, 2019