Vancouver Convention Centre generates $1bn in five years


AMERICAS – Canada’s Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has been marking the fifth anniversary of the opening of its expanded West building facility with an infographic showing the centre generating over CAN$1bn in direct spending for the province over the period.
The VCC’s West building tripled the facility’s capacity when it opened on 3 April, 2009. Since then, the Convention Centre has hosted nearly 2,750 events and welcomed over 2.6m guests from around the world.
“It has been a remarkable five years at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The addition of the West building – a stunning facility in terms of design, functionality and location – has elevated Vancouver on to the global stage as a major convention destination,” said Ken Cretney, President and CEO of the centre’s owner operator PavCo.

“The West building expansion has helped attract an incredible array of global events, including SIGGRAPH 2011 and 2014, Pediatric Academic Societies 2010 and 2014, and TED 2014 and 2015.”
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