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Inspired. The Vancouver Convention Centre Blog.

The Vancouver Convention Centre is home to over 550 events a year – conventionstrade 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
Going 'Green' for our West Ballroom's Carpet Refresh

What do you do with 45,000 pounds of old carpet? That question was top of mind for our Capital Projects Team as the Vancouver Convention Centre’s iconic West Ballroom recently received its first carpet refresh since the building first opened in 2009.

March 14th, 2022

Client Spotlight: The Vancouver Christmas Market Spreads Holiday Cheer and Raises $60,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

After a one-year hiatus, the Vancouver Christmas Market returned to the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Jack Poole Plaza in 2021 and had one of its most successful seasons yet.

February 24th, 2022

Case Study: Adapting our Event Logistics Coordination Platform, Voyage Control, to Help Navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic

Learn how we adapted our use of Voyage Control during the pandemic to better support the safety of our facility, teams and partners while supporting the province’s COVID-19 response efforts.

November 10th, 2021

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.

August 12th, 2021

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 6th, 2021

Looking Back on 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Unprecedented and offering both hurdles and new opportunities in equal measure, 2020 was an incredibly notable year for the Vancouver Convention Centre.

December 28th, 2020

#WeWillMeetAgain: Sherrif Karamat at PCMA

For the third entry of our #WeWillMeetAgain vlog series, we connected with Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the world’s largest platform for business events strategists, to talk about the path forward for meetings and events professionals and businesses.

September 9th, 2020

#WeWillMeetAgain: Victor Lee & Scott Stevens at Best Service Pros

In our series #WeWillMeetAgain, we want to explore how meetings and events will evolve as a result of the incredible impact of COVID-19. Of course, as with so many other industries, one of the most critical areas will be implementing stronger measures around cleaning and sanitization.

August 18th, 2020

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 29th, 2020

#WeWillMeetAgain: Tahira Endean, Head of Events at Site

Our new video blog series, #WeWillMeetAgain, aims to capture the ideas and perspectives that are now paving the way for how our industry will evolve as a result of the pandemic. Kicking off our series, Tahira Endean discusses how events can adapt to maintain the value of face-to-face interaction while incorporating new measures to help create experiences that are safer for those in attendance.

July 13th, 2020

Meet at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Home with our New Virtual Backgrounds

To help make our virtual environments feel a bit more familiar, and to hold us over until face-to-face meetings return, we have created a collection of beautiful backgrounds featuring several of our signature spaces to use in our meetings online!

April 30th, 2020

10th Anniversary Legacy Events Series: Talking 30 Years of Globe Series with CEO Mike Gerbis

On February 10, GLOBE 2020, the largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America, will kick off in our West building. We spoke with GLOBE Series CEO, Mike Gerbis, about what to expect at GLOBE 2020, and how the event has evolved over the last thirty years to be more effective and engaging for its attendees.

February 10th, 2020