Why Vancouver? 
Michael Drake, Director of Meeting & Convention Sales, International at Tourism Vancouver
Did you know?
+ Meetings and conventions held in Vancouver draw an average of 10 percent higher attendance than the previous year’s meeting.
+ Vancouver International Airport has earned Skytrax’s award for Best Airport in North America seven times in a row – an unprecedented record.
+ Tourism Vancouver’s Be a Host program is one of the first of its kind in the world. Consisting of an alliance of industry leaders dedicated to advancing research, knowledge and innovation in their respective fields, this program assists these professionals as they bid on, secure and bring to Vancouver their international associations’ meetings.
Where to meet?
Vancouver has a variety of venues for events. For example:
The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre is centrally located along the downtown waterfront with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. The East and West buildings offer a combined total of 466,500 square feet of flexible meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary space. See more here. 
Where to stay?
There are currently 21 hotels in downtown Vancouver offering 13,000 guest rooms (Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will open later this summer – a five-star property – as will parq, a complex featuring two luxury hotels, a resort, outdoor park on the 12th floor, and the biggest ballroom in Vancouver).
A few hotels particularly popular among convention delegates are:
+ Fairmont Pacific Rim
+ Fairmont Waterfront
+ Pan Pacific Hotel (located in a triangle around the Vancouver Convention Centre)
+ Coast Coal Harbour
+ Marriott Pinnacle
+ Delta Vancouver Suites
How to get there?
Vancouver is widely recognized as one of the most accessible cities in the world. There are more than two dozen international flights flying in and out of award-winning YVR every day, and the airport is a premier gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. From the airport, the Canada Line light rail transit system will bring you straight to downtown Vancouver in a 25-minute journey.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
Absolutely. Tourism Vancouver works closely with our hospitality community – including hotels, venues and suppliers – to ensure associations’ conferences exceed all expectations. To view the services Tourism Vancouver’s convention team can provide, visit w w w. tourismvancouver. com/meetings
Whom to contact?
Tourism Vancouver
Michael Drake
Director of Meeting & Convention Sales, Internationa
Tourism Vancouver