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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 28, 2019

Vancouver Convention Centre granted membership into most prestigious international organization of concierges in the world

The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to be the first convention centre in North America to be granted exclusive Corporate Affiliate membership to the most prestigious international organization of concierges in the world.

November 08, 2018

Vancouver Among North America’s Top Meeting & Convention Destinations

Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey.

October 12, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre Opens New Local-Focused Cafe and Wine Bar

The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce the opening of its new café and wine bar, LOT185. Overlooking Jack Poole Plaza with views of Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park and harbour, this new space will embrace the modern aesthetic of the Convention Centre while offering a casual dining experience for event attendees and Vancouverites, as well as a unique space option for meeting planners.

September 27, 2018

New Local Focused Café And Wine Bar To Open In The Heart Of Downtown Vancouver

On Friday, September 28, LOT185 Café + Wine Bar opens in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Overlooking Jack Poole Plaza, this new space will embrace the modern aesthetic of the Convention Centre while offering a casual dining experience for both visitors and Vancouverites.

August 10, 2018

Vancouver to Welcome Back World’s Best in Computer Graphics and Digital Effects

The Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver get set to welcome back the best and brightest from across the globe in the computer graphics and digital effects community.

June 26, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre Open House on Canada’s Birthday!

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on Canada’s birthday, July 1, 2018.

In The News

March 05, 2019

Obama says U.S.-Canada tensions 'insignificant' in global politics

At the largest event in Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) history, Obama calmly made a case for western unity at a time when current U.S. policies have heightened global geo-political tensions.

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March 05, 2019

Barack Obama's address to adoring Vancouver crowd full of hope and worry

The former president alternated between dire warnings and assuring the crowd that things would work out. "Don't fuss too much about what you hear on the news," said former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday night, at the end of his hour-long address in Vancouver. "We're good." 

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March 05, 2019

Obama delivers message of hope to Vancouver Board of Trade

Former U.S. president Barack Obama spent much of a speaking engagement Tuesday in Vancouver dwelling on climate change and inequality, but left his audience with a message of hope.

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March 05, 2019

Former US President Barack Obama brings integrity and reason to Vancouver

Moderated by Iain Black, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, the third Canadian stop of the “A Conversation with President Barack Obama” tour delivered musings on his eight years in office, Canada’s relationship with the US, his wife and daughters and what he sees as the biggest issues facing the current administration — and future generations.

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