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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.

Our media kit, blog and photo gallery offer great information and resources to support your story. But feel free to contact us; we always welcome calls from the media.

April 02, 2020

Alternate Care Site Update

As part of the B.C. Pandemic Provincial Coordination Plan and in support of the Government of British Columbia, the Vancouver Convention Centre is working with Vancouver Coastal Health and other key partners to prepare its West building for utilization as an Alternative Care Site should it be required.

March 21, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

To ensure that we deliver on that priority, and following the Province of British Columbia’s directive to temporarily cancel events with over 50 people during the COVID-19 outbreak, all events scheduled for the immediate future at the Vancouver Convention Centre will not proceed until further notice.

March 18, 2020

A message from Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, responsible for Sport

During these trying times, I want to reassure you that the entire provincial government is working around the clock to protect people’s health and to mitigate impacts to people’s livelihoods.

March 12, 2020

10th Anniversary Celebration of Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics and Cauldron Lighting Postponed

The Vancouver Convention Centre has decided to postpone today's anniversary Cauldron lighting celebration for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in consideration of current circumstances faced both locally and worldwide.

March 09, 2020

Cauldron To Relight March 12 for 10th Anniversary Celebration of Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics - Postponed

On Thursday, March 12th the B.C. Pavilion Corporation and Vancouver Convention Centre are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games with a public ceremony on Jack Poole Plaza.

February 12, 2020

Symbolic Cauldron Lighting to Mark the 10th Anniversary of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

Today the B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) and Vancouver Convention Centre re-light the iconic Vancouver 2010 Cauldron to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

In The News

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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October 01, 2019

Sleep scientists awake to Vancouver's life sciences appeal

Source: Ami Magazine

Vancouver has hosted the largest sleep meeting ever held, with a record-breaking 3,580 attendees registered for the recent World Sleep 2019.

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September 27, 2019

Sommelier Certification Pairs Well With Chef's Convention Centre Role

Source: PCMA

If serving locally sourced foods at events ever was just a trend, it’s one that is here to stay. The Vancouver Convention Centre extends its championing of local artisans to its wine selection, serving only wines from British Colombia as part of its catering services.

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September 27, 2019

Chef Offers Tips for Planning F&B Events

Source: PCMA

Mark Massicotte, executive chef at the Vancouver Convention Centre and its adjacent restaurant, LOT185 Café + Wine Bar, who has recently certified as a sommelier, is used to answering questions when meeting with planners. The ones he usually gets, however, are not the kind that he thinks will yield the best results. He shared with Convene what kinds of questions event organizers should be asking their chefs.

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