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We would love to tell you about the Vancouver Convention Centre and all the inspiring stories that come from the hundreds of events we host at our facility each year.

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January 12, 2021

Vancouver Convention Centre Earns GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

The Vancouver Convention Centre has further strengthened its commitment to the health and safety of its staff, clients, and guests, through earning the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery.

January 06, 2021

Vancouver Convention Centre awarded 2020 Clean Air Award for excellence in air filtration

The Vancouver Convention Centre has been awarded a 2020 Clean Air Award by the National Air Filtration Association.

January 05, 2021

Vancouver Convention Centre recognized as Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine for second consecutive year

The Vancouver Convention Centre has been selected as a 2021 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine, recognizing North America’s best convention centres for trade shows and events.

July 02, 2020

Apprentice exams resume this summer to help restart B.C.’s economy

The Industry Training Authority and the Vancouver Convention Centre work together to resume critical exams for skilled trades professionals

June 18, 2020

Meeting Again, Safely

At the Vancouver Convention Centre, we have been working diligently to plan for a safe and gradual resumption of business that aligns with guidelines from government and provincial health authorities, while reflecting the expectations of our clients, guests and staff.

May 01, 2020

Message from the Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture

With each passing week, people across our province and around the country continue to sacrifice for the greater good of our communities.

In The News

July 20, 2020

Convention, sports venues tread water with smaller events

Vancouver’s convention, sports and other major events venues are trying to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions by offering gatherings for smaller groups that don’t violate public health orders.

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June 10, 2020

Organizers, Venues take Meaningful Steps to Bring Events Industry Back

Recognizing people may be uneasy and even anxious about attending larger exhibitions like conferences and trade shows when they are allowed to resume, organizers and venues are taking steps now to impart consumer confidence.

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April 09, 2020

Inside the Vancouver Convention Centre hospital

Source: Daily Hive

The exhibition halls of the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre have hosted international media for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, car lovers for the Vancouver International Auto Show, superhero fanatics for Fan Expo, Grey Cup festivals, film and television production sets, and countless trade shows. As of today, this underground space in the 2009-built portion of the convention centre is now a temporary hospital with 271 beds for non-COVID-19 patient care.

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December 05, 2019

EXHIBITOR Magazine Recognizes Six Award-Winning Convention Centers at IAEE's Expo! Expo!

Earlier this year, Exhibitor Media Group, announced the 20 venues that qualified for its first-ever "Centers of Excellence" list, which recognizes North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events.

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