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.
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.
Elevating Experiences and Benefiting Community through Social Procurement
For this winter season, rather than displaying our usual holiday décor, we wanted the facility to better reflect what matters most to us: where we are, the community we are apart of and our commitment to sustainability. Through social procurement we were able to partner with a local social enterprise and artists to repurpose our existing decorations into new ornaments and recycled trees – a perfect fit, and an opportunity to add unique value to the holiday experience at our facility.
10th Anniversary Legacy Events Series: Celebrating Local Creators at Circle Craft Christmas Market
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone without fond memories of spending time at their local Christmas craft fair. How could you not? They’re festive, fun and give a special sense of community while showcasing an eclectic spread of traditional treats and wares. For Circle Craft and their annual Christmas Market, those familiar sensations take place on a much larger scale.
10th Anniversary Legacy Events Series: SIGGRAPH International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques
How do you capitalize on the momentum of a thriving local industry? Hosting that industry’s leading global conference certainly doesn’t hurt.
10th Anniversary Legacy Events Series: 8 Years of SeaWheeze and running a Healthy Venue
Starting August 15, the Vancouver Convention Centre’s West building will transform into a hub of run, yoga and fun for lululemon’s annual SeaWheeze Half Marathon and its over 10,000 registered runners.
Why Care About Having a Healthy Venue For Your Next Meeting?
In May 2016 Vancouver Convention Centre became the first convention centre in North America to become a Healthy Venue, certified by the World Obesity Federation. This coincided with World Obesity hosting its International Congress on Obesity at the Vancouver Convention Centre.