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Vancouver Convention Centre celebrates 10th anniversary

Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) is marking the 10th anniversary since it opened the doors to its West building; 5,561 events later, the facility has become an icon for the city. The addition of the West building tripled the facility’s capacity, with the Convention Centre welcoming over nine million guests from around the world and generating over CAD$2.4bn (US$1.8bn) in direct spending for Briti...

Vancouver signs agreement with Airbnb

Before the New Year Tourism Vancouver announced a new type of agreement for Canada with Airbnb to promote the city to travellers on the accommodation platform. The agreement will see Airbnb leverage its global reach through digital channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as well as its magazine Airbnbmag, to boost Vancouver’s reputation as a premier destination. Additionally, Airbnb...

Vancouver ranked among North America’s top meetings 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. The biennial report is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 meeting and convention organisers in North America, evaluating the 40 most popular convention destinations in the US and Canada. The Watkins Report covers topics concerning cit...

SIGGRAPH 2018 worth over C$37m to Vancouver

Vancouver is to welcome back thousands of computer graphics and digital effects specialists for SIGGRAPH 2018, a conference expected to deliver C$37.1m in direct spending to the local economy. The event will be the largest convention held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The annual conference of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interact...

Healthy meetings in Vancouver

When choosing a venue for your next meeting, have you considered a ‘healthy’ one? It has long been known that physical exercise boosts brain health. With that in mind, it’s little wonder why active meetings that encourage physical activity are becoming part of the landscape to further the knowledge exchange at conferences. In May 2016, the Vancouver Convention Centre became the first Healthy Venue...

Sustainable meetings in Vancouver

By Dave Gazley, vice-president, meeting and convention sales at Tourism Vancouver Vancouver has the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America and currently draws more than 90% of its electricity from renewable sources. Delegates meeting in the city have the opportunity to stay in one of 78 ‘Green Key’ hotels – a designation that identifies properties that exemplify environmental...