Vancouver, BC (November 20, 2019) – 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.

Blaine joins the Convention Centre with 19 years of experience in facilities management, bringing comprehensive background in leading teams to elevate operational effectiveness and adhere to LEED standards for energy and environmental design.

“We are thrilled to have Blaine join our organization,” said Craig Lehto, General Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre. “With his pertinent skill set and deep knowledge of facility operations at this scale, Blaine will help ensure our venue continues to meet the highest measure of functionality and sustainable practice."

Most recently, Blaine held the role of Director of Facility Maintenance at Calgary Airport Authority where he focused on managing and operationalizing complex innovative projects for the airport.

“I’m honoured to be a part of the team here and contribute to the innovation and excellence that the Vancouver Convention Centre is recognized for globally,” said Adams.

Blaine adds, “As a strong believer in creating win-win relationships, I look forward to working with the immensely talented facilities team in place and together creating more opportunities to provide a first-class venue experience for our clients.”


About the Vancouver Convention Centre

Located on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre features two connected buildings with a combined total of 466,500 ft2 (43,340 m2) of flexible meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary space. The facility is committed to environmental sustainability as well as unparalleled service, technology offerings and culinary excellence.

The Vancouver Convention Centre is a part of BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a Provincial Crown Corporation of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.