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  • Travel Alberta Taps Tourism Champ as New CEO

    Six months after losing then-president and CEO Royce Chwin to Tourism Vancouver, Travel Alberta has named his successor. David Goldstein officially joined the province’s destination promotion organization Nov. 16, at a crucial time for the tourism industry. “David brings tremendous knowledge and sector-specific experience that will be vital to support our industry through this important time,” says Travel Alberta board chair, Linda Southern-Heathcott. “(His) connection and passion to tourism in Canada will ensure Alberta is well-positioned to once again welcome…

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    Tourism Vancouver Fills CEO Role Left Unexpectedly Vacant

    British Columbia’s oldest destination marketing organization has named a new ‘ambassador.’ Longtime Travel Alberta president and CEO Royce Chwin will head up Tourism Vancouver, starting July 13. “The tourism and hospitality industry is a critical part of Vancouver’s future economic success,” says Chwin. “I’m excited to return to my hometown to join this world-class organization and destination to help rebuild the vibrant tourism economy that Vancouver is admired for globally.” Chwin replaces former CEO Ty Speer, who left suddenly and…

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  • Vancouver Convention Centre recognized for supporting local social enterprises

    Press Release This week, the Vancouver Convention Centre, along with Simon Fraser University and Tourism Vancouver, was recognized as a Social Procurement Champion by Exchange Inner City and Buy Social Canada for demonstrating excellence in social procurement. “We are honoured to be recognized for our practice of social procurement, an initiative that we are highly proud of and strive to more deeply integrate as part of our operational processes,” said Craig Lehto, General Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre. “Social responsibility is at the heart of our organization, and…

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  • Tourism Vancouver’s Rachael Riggs receives PCMA Supplier of the Year award

    2016 Visionary Awards recognizes extraordinary contributions of business event leaders Tourism Vancouver is raising a glass to Rachael Riggs, manager of Meeting and Convention Sales, Midwest U.S., who accepted the award for Supplier of the Year at the PCMA Education Foundation’s 2016 Visionary Awards. More than 1,000 industry professionals recently gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC to celebrate influential leaders in business events. The Oscars-like evening – complete with red carpet, awards show and after-party – was hosted…

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  • Vancouver meetings and conventions generate over $302 million in economic impact

    New video recognizes the role “Local Hosts” play in bringing million dollar meetings to city Last year, Vancouver’s meetings and conventions industry generated over $302 million in economic impact for the city. Vancouver hosted tradeshows such as the 2014 Travel Expo, corporate meetings like California-based video conferencing company Polycom’s 2014 sales conference, and academic conferences such as the 2014 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Meetings from all over the world convene in Vancouver attracting thousands…

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  • Vancouver ushers in banner international convention year

    2015 will be one of Vancouver’s strongest years for international conventions, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver. “In many cases, we spend years working with local association hosts to bid on and secure these high-level conferences,” says Ty Speer, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver. “Banner years like 2015 are a long time coming, and we look forward to celebrating one of our most successful years to date as we open our home to these delegates.” More…

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