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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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October 10, 2019

Vancouver Convention Centre sole Canadian venue recognized as 2020 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine

The Vancouver Convention Centre has been selected as a 2020 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine, recognizing North America’s best convention centres for trade shows and events. The facility, owned and operated by B.C. Pavilion Corporation, is the only Canadian venue to be part of the first annual Centers of Excellence list.

September 25, 2019

Living Roof Receives Annual Trim

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s ‘living roof’ is now receiving its annual trim with landscapers hard at work mowing the six acres of elevated grass. This is the only formal mowing conducted on the roof each year and it will take approximately two weeks to complete.

September 19, 2019

Vancouver Welcomes 3,300 Sleep Experts for World Sleep 2019

The Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver are excited to welcome over 3,300 sleep health professionals to World Sleep 2019 taking place in Vancouver from September 20 – 25, 2019. Critical to leading a healthy lifestyle, sleep and our understanding of sleep health are immensely relevant to millions of people worldwide who suffer from related disorders, often without knowing.

August 19, 2019

Over 1,100 British Columbians Took on Vancouver Convention Centre's 'Convention Quest'

From July 1 to August 9, the Vancouver Convention Centre invited British Columbians to take on ‘Convention Quest’, an online digital scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of its West building. From Terrace to Campbell River, over 1,100 residents from 80 communities across the province accepted the challenge.

July 31, 2019

Only 10 Days left to take on the Vancouver Convention Centre’s ‘Convention Quest’ contest!

British Columbians are invited to take on ‘Convention Quest’ before the deadline on Friday, August 9 and earn a chance at winning one of 10 outstanding prizes.

July 25, 2019

Vancouver Convention Centre presents ‘Summer Sounds on Jack Poole Plaza’ music series kicking-off Friday, August 2

Join the Vancouver Convention Centre on Jack Poole Plaza throughout August for the launch of its community summer concert series featuring great music, good vibes and one breathtaking view.

In The News

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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August 23, 2019

Vancouver's Top 100 Events 2019

Source: BizBash

Cultural diversity, community spirit, and one of Canada’s most attractive locations combine to provide a platform for Metro Vancouver’s vibrant event sector.

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