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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.

January 28, 2019

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.

November 08, 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.

October 12, 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.

September 27, 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.

August 10, 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.

June 26, 2018

World’s Top Companies Meet in Vancouver to Discuss Sustainability-Led Brand Innovation

Vancouver gets set to host the global flagship event of one of the world’s leading corporate sustainability communities, Sustainable Brands.

May 30, 2018

Media Release: Vancouver Convention Centre Welcomes New Director of Sales

The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Michelle Leroux as its new Director of Sales following an extensive recruitment search across North America.

April 06, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre Honoured With Industry Community Service Award

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the proud recipient of the Canadian Association for Exposition Management’s (CAEM) 2018 Give Back Award.

March 27, 2018

Lighting of the Vancouver 2010 Cauldron to Celebrate Team Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic Accomplishments

The Vancouver Convention Centre will light the iconic Vancouver 2010 Cauldron on March 17, 2018 to celebrate the achievements and efforts of all of the athletes who represented Canada at the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

March 15, 2018

Lighting Of The 2010 Olympic Cauldron To Honour Team Canada Competing In Pyeongchang

The public is invited to Jack Poole Plaza to see the lightings of the Cauldron and to wear red and white to show support for Canada’s athletes competing in the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

February 08, 2018

Vancouver Gears Up for Busiest Convention Year Ever

In 2018, Vancouver will welcome 33 citywide conventions and events, the highest number the city has ever hosted in a single year.

January 18, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre VP of Sales & Marketing takes on Role of 2018 PCMA Board Chair

Vancouver’s business events and hospitality community congratulates Claire Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre on her appointment as the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Board Chair this year.

January 10, 2018

Meetings Industry Report ranks Vancouver Top Destination in North America

Meeting professionals give top honours to Vancouver in STR’s DestinationMAP report

December 18, 2017

Annual Mowing of Living Roof

It’s that time of year again to mow back a year’s growth on the Vancouver Convention Centre’s six-acre living roof.

October 17, 2017

PUSHING BOUNDARIES IN SUSTAINABILITY: WORLD’S FIRST DOUBLE LEED PLATINUM CONVENTION CENTRE

Vancouver, BC (October 10, 2017) - The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce that its iconic West building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification (version 4) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council.

October 10, 2017

MINNESOTA AND TEXAS A&M HEADLINE THE VANCOUVER BASKETBALL SHOWCASE IN NOVEMBER 2018

The Vancouver Basketball Showcase will launch in November 2018 and be headlined by the men’s programs at Minnesota and Texas A&M.

August 16, 2017

Advisory: Vancouver Convention Centre Open House on Canada's 150th Birthday!

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on July 1, Canada’s 150th Birthday.

June 20, 2017

Vancouver Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day 2017

Today, leaders in the international meetings and events industry – from across Vancouver and around the world - are coming together to support the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Global Meetings Industry Day was founded in 2016 to recognize the enormous impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities.

April 06, 2017

Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre Raise The Bar For Event Management

Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre have been awarded the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers’ (IAPCO) inaugural 2016 Collaboration Award in recognition of their continued partnership to raise the bar for event management services in Vancouver.

December 15, 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre Achieves Highest International Sustainability Standards Accreditation

The Vancouver Convention Centre has received Level 4 certification for its compliance with the prestigious Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards.

December 01, 2016

VANCOUVER SCOOPS TWO AWARDS FOR CONFERENCE MARKETING PLAN

Innovative, multiplatform marketing campaign recognized by Destination Canada and BCAMA

November 07, 2016

Lighting of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron in Celebration of Paralympic Sport & Athletes

In honour of sport and summer Paralympic athletes representing Canada on the world’s biggest sports stage in Rio, the Vancouver Convention Centre will light the iconic Vancouver 2010 Cauldron on Wednesday, September 7th.

September 06, 2016

Advisory: Lighting of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron in Celebration of Sport and Athletes

In honour of sport and summer athletes representing Canada on the world’s biggest sports stage in Rio, the Vancouver Convention Centre will light the iconic Vancouver 2010 Cauldron on Friday August 5th, and Wednesday, September 7th

August 04, 2016

Meetings Industry Report Ranks Vancouver #1

This year, out of 40 North American cities surveyed, Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America – and it’s all thanks to the dedication, professionalism and unity of the city’s tourism and service industry.

August 04, 2016

The Annual Canada Day Open House at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Join the thousands of people who come down to Canada Day at Canada Place and visit the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Annual Canada Day Open House in its West Building.

June 24, 2016

Advisory: Come Celebrate Canada Day at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Annual Open House

You are invited to the biggest Canada Day celebration in the city! Join the thousands of people who come down to the Vancouver Convention Centre’s annual Canada Day open house in its West Building.

June 02, 2016

Vancouver Ranked Top North American City for International Meetings

Vancouver is one of North America’s most sought-after destinations for international meetings, according to two prominent reports recently released to the public.

May 17, 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre Awarded Healthy Venue Accreditation by the World Obesity Federation

Today at the closing session of the International Congress on Obesity, the Vancouver Convention Centre was accredited as a Healthy Venue by the World Obesity Federation.

May 04, 2016

Nearly 100 Percent of Attendees Would Recommend Vancouver as a Meetings Destination

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history”

April 14, 2016

Meeting and Convention Industry's Leading Event Kicks Off in Vancouver on Sunday

Close to 4,000 international meeting planner and supplier colleagues to experience Vancouver’s world-class hospitality, first hand

January 06, 2016

NCAA Division I Basketball Bound for Vancouver

Two-Eight Team Tournaments – Men’s and Women’s – Launch in November 2017

December 16, 2015

VANCOUVER WELCOMES 8,000 TO WORLD DIABETES CONGRESS

Diabetes researchers and scientists return to Canada – the birthplace of life-saving insulin treatment

November 30, 2015

Vancouver Convention Centre Roof Features Canada’s Largest Moustache

In the month of Movember, moustaches are showing up everywhere

November 13, 2015

Vancouver Convention Centre welcomes new Financial Controller

The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Vineet Saluja, into the role of Financial Controller, after an extensive recruitment search.

November 05, 2015

Vancouver Convention Centre Launches Fresh New Website

It’s a fresh way of looking at things. The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to launch a refreshed website that offers innovative new tools and features for planners, exhibitors and attendees.

October 15, 2015

Vancouver Hosts Olympics Of Gynecology And Obstetrics

7,000 of the leading obstetricians, gynecologists and women’s health experts from around the world gather together for first time in Vancouver

October 02, 2015

Vancouver To Host Industry’s Top Meeting For Meeting Planners

Four thousand influential meeting professionals will scope out Vancouver at PCMA Convening Leaders in January 2016

September 23, 2015

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE NAMED “BEST IN SHOW” FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BY LEADING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Top honours by PCMA Convene twice in three years

August 20, 2015

THE BUSINESS OF BRINGING MEETINGS BUSINESS TO VANCOUVER

New video recognizes the role “Local Hosts” play in bringing million dollar meetings to our city.

August 12, 2015

Come Visit The Vancouver Convention Centre’s Canada Day Open House

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on Canada Day.

June 19, 2015

Vancouver Welcomes First International Medical Conference of 2015

The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and several downtown hotels, are preparing to welcome more than 10,000 leading dermatology professionals from around the globe.

June 08, 2015

Vancouver Ranked Top North American City For International Meetings

Vancouver is North America’s top destination for international meetings, according to a report published today by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

May 11, 2015

Vancouver Ushers in Banner International Convention Year

2015 will be one of Vancouver’s strongest years for international conventions, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver.

February 27, 2015

Vancouver Convention Centre Welcomes New Director, Events

The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Adam Radziminski, new Director, Events following an extensive recruitment search from across North America.

January 22, 2015

Vancouver Convention Centre Achieves International Sustainability Standards Certifications

The Vancouver Convention Centre – the world’s first LEED® Platinum certified convention facility – has been certified with two prestigious international sustainability standards.

October 15, 2014

Photo Opportunity of Annual Mowing of Living Roof

It’s that time of year again to mow back a year’s growth on the Vancouver Convention Centre’s six-acre living roof. This is the only formal trimming conducted on the roof each year.

October 08, 2014

VANCOUVER WELCOMES BACK CITY’S LARGEST CONVENTION TO DATE

SIGGRAPH 2014 to contribute an estimated $39 million in direct spending to the local economy

August 06, 2014

JOIN US AT OUR CANADA DAY OPEN HOUSE

You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in the West building on Canada Day.

June 24, 2014

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF WEST BUILDING OPENING

Over $1 billion in direct spending generated from conventions and events over five years

April 03, 2014

CAULDRON LIGHTINGS DURING SOCHI 2014 PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Vancouver’s Olympic Cauldron will be re-lit in support of Team Canada competing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and to commemorate the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver.

March 05, 2014

OLYMPIC CAULDRON LIGHTING CELEBRATES FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Vancouver’s Olympic Cauldron to be lit from 8pm to 10pm on February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014

VANCOUVER’S NEW ‘WINTER WATERFRONT DISTRICT’ OPEN IN DECEMBER

This year, celebrate the holiday season at Vancouver’s new ‘Winter Waterfront District’, the season’s holiday headquarters located in downtown Vancouver. There will be fun festive events, entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

December 04, 2013

LARGEST CONVENTION IN VANCOUVER’S HISTORY ANNOUNCED FOR 2025

Vancouver will welcome 48,000 people from around the world for the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will be the single largest meeting ever held in the city with a footprint spanning both the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium.

November 05, 2013

Over 9,000 Otolaryngologist-Head And Neck Surgeons To Meet In Vancouver For The First Time

Vancouver, BC – Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre are gearing up to welcome over 9,000 delegates from the world’s largest organization representing otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons for the first time.

September 27, 2013

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Dan Lee, new Director of Facilities Management, responsible for overseeing engineering and building operations.

September 16, 2013

Join us at our Open House on Canada Day

The Vancouver Convention Centre is inviting people to ‘hold the world in their hands’ at our Open House on Monday, July 1, 2013.

June 26, 2013

Over 13,000 Education Researchers To Meet In Vancouver For The First Time

More than 13,000 education researchers from over 60 countries will attend the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Vancouver from April 13 to17 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

April 12, 2013

Canada Thinks Big

Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre welcome annual TED Conference to Canada

February 04, 2013

Vancouver Convention Centre Honoured with Industry Award for Community Service

The Vancouver Convention Centre was awarded the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) prestigious 2012 Spirit Award today during PCMA’s 57th Annual Meeting, Convening Leaders, in Orlando.

January 13, 2013

Back to Back Marketing Awards for the Vancouver Convention Centre

For the second consecutive year, the Vancouver Convention Centre is honoured with an international Meetings Industry Marketing Award (MIMA). The Centre took home the coveted award for “Best Use of Video Marketing” (bronze) at the recent MIMA gala in London.

October 25, 2012

Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen To Be Inducted To BC Restaurant Hall Of Fame

Vancouver Convention Centre’s Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen will be inducted to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame’s class of 2012.

August 22, 2012

Open House On Canada Day

VANCOUVER, BC: The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House of its West building on Sunday, July 1st. Join us from 10 am to 6 pm to get a closer look at the world’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified convention centre, participate in a free scavenger hunt contest and celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday.

June 22, 2012

Vancouver Preserves Title As North America's Top City For International Meetings

VANCOUVER, BC: Vancouver has once again been named North America’s top destination for international meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The city has been previously awarded the prestigious title in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

May 16, 2012

Vancouver Convention Centre Launches New Mobile Website For Smart Phone Users

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to announce the launch of its new mobile website tailored for smart phone users.

March 15, 2012

Vancouver Convention Centre Wins Gold at 2011 Meetings Industry Marketing Awards

The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce they have won Gold for “Best New Media Advertising Campaign” at the recent Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) gala in London.

November 08, 2011

Six-Acre Living Roof Now a Thriving Ecosystem

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a record-breaking year for the Vancouver Convention Centre in more ways than one. Apart from being the most successful convention year ever, the Centre’s six-acre living roof – which is getting its annual trim this week – has had an unprecedented year of growth.

November 02, 2011

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE ACHIEVES GOLD AIPC QUALITY STANDARDS CERTIFICATION

The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce the achievement of AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Quality Standards certification in the gold level. This highest level of certification was awarded after successful completion of an audit by AIPC’s designated external auditor.

October 26, 2011

Vancouver Convention Centre Welcomes New Assistant General Manager

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Lehto as their new Assistant General Manager (AGM) who will be responsible for overall event operations and service management as well as supplier operations.

October 04, 2011

AWARD-WINNING YEAR FOR THE VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s leadership in environmental sustainability, venue management and innovative programs is in the spotlight. These efforts have earned the Centre many prestigious awards over the past year, including the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)’s 2011 Venue Excellence Award, presented last week in Phoenix, Arizona during its Annual Convention and Trade Show.

August 02, 2011

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE TAKES HOME 2011 IMEX GREEN SUPPLIER AWARD

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the winner of the 2011 IMEX Green Supplier Silver Award, presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner last week in Frankfurt, Germany.

May 31, 2011

VANCOUVER ONCE AGAIN RANKED TOP NORTH AMERICAN CITY FOR INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

May 19, 2011

WORLD'S LARGEST GATHERING OF RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTITIONERS TO MEET IN VANCOUVER FOR THE FIRST TIME

Over 10,000 risk management and insurance professionals from around the world will gather in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 1 to 5 for the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

April 29, 2011

PCMA, NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERS – TOURISM VANCOUVER AND VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE ENHANCES PCMA'S GLOBAL INITIATIVES

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) today announced Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre as new Strategic Partners. The Strategic Partnership will further assist in developing PCMA’s global brand in education, business networking and provide cutting edge resources to support all PCMA members.

March 28, 2011

MAYOR PROCLAIMS MARCH 16 “BE A LOCAL HOST DAY”

Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre’s Be A Host program recognized by official City of Vancouver proclamation

March 14, 2011

Vancouver Convention Centre Wins Prestigious Environmental Leadership Award from Meetings Industry

The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce that they were named the winner of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)’s 2010 Environmental Leadership Award.

November 03, 2010

Living Roof Gets its Annual Trim

Anyone with a good view of the six-acre living roof atop the Vancouver Convention Centre West building this week will witness a rare sight.

Landscapers are power trimming the wild grasses that have grown all year atop the roof – the only formal maintenance the roof receives.

October 15, 2010

Vancouver to Host Prestigious Meeting of International Route Development Planners

Over 2,500 international delegates representing airlines, airports and tourism authorities from every continent will gather in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre from September 19 to 21 for The 16th World Route Development Forum.

September 16, 2010

Vancouver to Host Thousands of Clinicians and Scientists For One Of The Largest International Meetings on Transplantation

Over 4,500 experts from around the globe will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre from August 15 to 19 for the XXIII International Congress of the Transplantation Society.

August 12, 2010

Vancouver to See Long-Term Benefits from Hosting Thousands of Influential Meeting Planners

Approximately 2,600 meetings industry professionals from all over the world will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre from July 24 to July 27 for Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) 2010 World Education Congress (WEC).

July 20, 2010

Premier Financial Conference Comes to Vancouver for the First Time

The Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver are very pleased to welcome the Million Dollar Roundtable for the first time for their annual meeting, June 13 to 17. Utilizing both the East and West buildings of the Vancouver Convention Centre, this important meeting could not have been accommodated prior to the Centre’s expansion.

June 10, 2010

Vancouver Convention Centre Honoured with Recycling Council of BC’s Environmental Award

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the winner of the 2010 Recycling Council of BC’s (RCBC) Environmental Award in the public sector category. The award will be presented tonight at RCBC’s 36th Annual Zero Waste Conference and Gala in Whistler.

May 26, 2010

Thousands of Pediatric Experts Attracted by Vancouver Convention Centre’s Expanded Facilities

The upcoming meeting of over 7,500 leaders in academic pediatrics will mark the first time an international conference will utilize both the East and West buildings of the Vancouver Convention Centre for a single meeting.

April 29, 2010

Vancouver Convention Centre Wins Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s West building was honoured today as a winner of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Awards for Excellence: the Americas competition.

April 16, 2010

Olympic cauldron to become permanent fixture

Work begins this week to create a permanent home for the Olympic Cauldron seen around the world during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

March 30, 2010

Vancouver Convention Centre Goes Platinum

First convention centre in the world to receive highest level of LEED® certification

February 09, 2010

Vancouver Convention Centre welcomes the world media

The Vancouver Convention Centre is welcoming the world media to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Leading up to and during the Games, there is no public access to the Centre.

February 02, 2010

Vancouver Convention Centre prepares to welcome the world media for the Olympics

The Vancouver Convention Centre is preparing to welcome the world media to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. During this time, there is no public access to the Centre.

January 06, 2010

Convention Centre’s Harbour Concourse and Coast Salish Gallery Open Refurbished Convention Centre East Building Reopens

The expansion of the Vancouver Convention Centre is now complete with the opening this morning of the new 90 metre Harbour Concourse, the blessing of a special Coast Salish Gallery, and the reopening of the original East building at Canada Place.

September 09, 2009

Vancouver Secures Two More Conventions For 2010 & 2011

Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) have successfully booked two key conferences for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2010 and 2011.

July 27, 2009

Vancouver Tops List Again As Most Popular North American City For International Meetings

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has once again ranked Vancouver as North America’s top destination for international meetings.

June 02, 2009

Public Open Houses

The new Vancouver Convention Centre expansion is opening its doors. You’re invited to join us between 10am and 4pm on Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5 for a behind the scenes look at Vancouver’s newest addition to the waterfront.

April 03, 2009

Premier Opens New Vancouver Convention Centre

Premier Gordon Campbell and Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway Stockwell Day joined convention centre workers to officially open the new Vancouver Convention Centre today – one of the world’s “greenest” convention centres and the largest waterfront convention centre anywhere in Canada.

April 03, 2009

Expansion Opening April 2009

After five years of planning, building and planting, our new Vancouver Convention Centre waterfront expansion is ready for you.

March 25, 2009

New Official Supplier At The Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre appoints Events on the Move as Official Supplier for Customs Brokerage and Related Services

January 08, 2009

New Bid Win Heats Up Convention Centre Expansion Business

December 10, 2008

Convention Centre Reaches Construction Milestone

A rooftop planting marked a construction milestone today at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Premier Gordon Campbell planted some of the final vegetation on the expansion project’s living ‘green’ roof – the largest of its kind in Canada.

November 08, 2008

Development Of A New Entry Court At Canada Place Marks The Next Phase Of The Vancouver Convention Centre’s Expansion

Canada Place Corporation and the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre are pleased to announce the development of a new Entry Court at Canada Place.

August 21, 2008

Local Hotelier Named General Manager

The BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) has announced the appointment of Ken Cretney as the new General Manager of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) effective October 1st, 2008.

August 21, 2008

Vancouver Convention Centre Chosen As World’s Best

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre is the first-ever repeat winner of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) award for “World’s Best Convention Centre.”

July 24, 2008

VCEC Welcomes new Vice-President, Sales and Marketing

With less than a year away until the official opening of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre’s (VCEC) new expansion, the VCEC has added and welcomed back a key member to its leadership team.

June 10, 2008

2011 Best Year For Vancouver Convention Bookings

Tourism Vancouver and VCEC jointly announce success of marketing expanded convention facilities.

June 03, 2008

Vancouver Again Ranks As Top North American City

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has once again ranked Vancouver as North America’s top destination for international meetings.

May 13, 2008

Computer Graphics Conference Coming To Vancouver

SIGGRAPH win builds on 2011 business for VCEC

March 18, 2008

More Convention Business On The Way For 2011

Shaping up to be busiest convention year that Vancouver has seen

March 06, 2008

Tumbling, Tosses and Twists… VCEC hosts Canada’s 2nd Annual Cheerleading Championships

On March 1 and 2, 2008, 2,500 top cheerleaders and dancers from across North America will be participating in the 2008 Sea to Sky International Cheerleading and Dance Championship at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.

February 28, 2008

Audit Confirms Vancouver’s First ‘Zero-Waste’ Event at the VCEC

With the completion of a formal audit earlier this month, the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, held November 27 – 29, 2007 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC), has now been officially recognized as Vancouver’s first audited Zero-Waste event.

January 23, 2008

VCEC and Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo Stage ‘Zero-Waste’ Event

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) and Messe Frankfurt, organizer of the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, November 27 – 29, 2007, are joining forces to create Vancouver’s first audited Zero-Waste event.

November 28, 2007

Fifteen Years In The Making – Nuclear Medicine Association Signs Deal To Bring Conference To Vancouver

Organization needed expanded convention centre to accommodate their annual meeting

November 19, 2007

Vancouver Tops For American Medical Related Association Business

Three new conferences secured for expanded convention centre

November 01, 2007

Business Confirmations Take a Leap at VCEC

An intensive sales effort leading up to the projected 2009 opening of the expanded Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre has delivered dramatic results in the past six months, with a 43% increase in the total number of confirmed events for the post-expansion period.

October 24, 2007

VCEC Appoints Director of Human Resources

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) has added a key member to its team as the facility’s major expansion project continues to progress towards completion.

August 20, 2007

VCEC Appoints Sales Manager for Canada

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) has added a key member to its sales team as the facility’s major expansion project continues to progress towards completion scheduled for Spring 2009.

August 01, 2007

VCEC Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

BC’s successful flagship convention centre opened its doors 20 years ago today

July 04, 2007

Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre – 20 Facts for 20 Years!

20 fast facts about the Vancouver Convention Centre’s 20 years of existence

June 29, 2007

Less than Two Years to Go – and Counting

Completion of world-class convention centre expansion scheduled to complete in Spring 2009

May 31, 2007

VCEC Records its Best Year Ever

Large international events key to facility’s success

May 24, 2007

International Union Chooses VCEC for 2011 Convention

Expansion provides another opportunity to accommodate large event

May 15, 2007

Association Signs Deal To Bring Annual Convention To The VCEC

Group will bring 3,000 delegates to convention centre after the Olympics in 2010

May 10, 2007

Convention Centre Event Wins Gold Award For Green Meeting

The third session of the World Urban Forum (WUF3) has won Gold for the IMEX 2007 Green Meetings Award in Frankfurt, Germany at IMEX 2007 – one of the meetings and conventions industry’s largest worldwide exhibitions.

May 09, 2007

VCEC Hosts Canada’s First Ever Cheerleading Championships

2,000 athletes prepare to jump, kick, and flip!

March 30, 2007

Two Years to Go – and Counting

Completion of world-class convention centre expansion scheduled to complete in Spring 2009

March 27, 2007

VCEC Selected to Pilot International Quality Standards Program

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) is one of five convention centres in the world – including Helsinki, Lisbon, Brighton, and San Sebastian – chosen by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) to pilot a prestigious new quality standards program for global convention centre management.

March 20, 2007

VCEC Breaks Food & Beverage Record

11 days generates more activity for the local economy than the facility’s highest month ever

March 15, 2007

VCEC President Leads International Convention Centre Education Program

First ever comprehensive industry training program debuts in Brussels

March 05, 2007

Association Signs Multi-Year Deal To Bring Annual Convention To Vancouver

Group will bring meeting to expanded convention centre in 2010 and 2014

January 01, 2007

VCEC Appoints International Sales Manager

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) has added a key member to its growing sales team, as the facility’s major expansion project continues to progress towards opening in late 2008.

October 18, 2006

VCEC Appoints Two New Sales Managers

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) has added two key members to its sales team, as the facility’s major expansion project continues to progress towards completion.

October 18, 2006

VCEC President Opens International Exhibition in Germany

Today marks the opening of one of the industry’s largest worldwide exhibitions for meetings and incentive travel – IMEX 2006.

May 30, 2006

Convention Centre Special Report Gives Vancouver Top Marks

Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre is one of North America’s Top 10

February 06, 2006

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