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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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December 12, 2019

Vancouver Convention Centre among four selected as Best Convention Center by EXHIBITOR Magazine

The Vancouver Convention Centre has been recognized as Best Convention Center (100,000 – 500,000 square feet of exhibit space) by EXHIBITOR Magazine

December 05, 2019

NeurIPS 2019 Brings 14,000 AI Experts to Vancouver for one of City’s Largest Conferences to Date

The Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver are honoured to welcome 14,000 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence experts for the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) taking place in Vancouver from December 8 – 14, 2019.

November 20, 2019

Vancouver Convention Centre Welcomes New Director of Facilities Management

The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Blaine Adams as its new Director of Facilities Management following an extensive recruitment search across North America.

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.

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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