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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
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

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.

December 13th, 2019

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 13th, 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 11th, 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 15th, 2019