The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Phil Adams as its new Director of Sales following an extensive recruitment process.

Phil joins the Convention Centre with over 20 years of leadership experience in business development and sales, including a comprehensive background as part of Canada’s major events, sports and entertainment industries.

“We are thrilled to have Phil join our organization and lead our Sales team as we look towards the rebuilding of British Columbia’s meetings and events industry,” said Craig Lehto, General Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre. “This is a critical time for our organization, and as we move closer towards the end of the pandemic, our work with our industry partners as well as ongoing and prospective clients have never been more important. Phil brings a strong reputation for cultivating successful relationships along with deep roots in the Vancouver community that will be a great asset as part of our efforts.”

Most recently, Phil served as Senior Director, Western Canada Operations at Canadian Soccer Business. Prior to that position, he served as the Director of Corporate Partnerships with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Director of Corporate Partnerships with the BC Lions and as Olympic Project Manager for RBC.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the Vancouver Convention Centre at such a dynamic time in its history. A global leader with a talented team already in place, the organization is poised for growth and I hope I can bring a unique and fresh perspective to the sales team as we look to rebuild our business and put Vancouver back on the global events map,” said Phil.

After extensive consultation with health authorities and other partners, the Convention Centre has implemented a comprehensive safety plan to help inform current and future business activity held at the facility. Recently the facility also earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery, further strengthening its commitment to the health and safety of its staff, clients, and guests.


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 and Sport.