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    Chef Q&A: Nandakishore Rangan, VCC

      Originally from Bangalore, India, Nandakishore Rangan’s desire to become a chef was a combination of personal passion, cultural influences, and wanting to create and share delicious meals with others. He began his career at Taj Hotels, a chain of luxury hotels headquartered in Mumbai, India. During this time, he earned a diploma in hotel management. “This is where my thirst for cooking started and exposed me to different cultures and dishes. Additionally, it gave me the opportunity to foster…

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    Vancouver Convention Centre LEED Recertified

      The Vancouver Convention Centre announced the recertification of its West Building as LEED Platinum for Building Operations and Maintenance – maintaining its double LEED Platinum status. “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do,” says Craig Lehto, general manager of the Vancouver Convention Centre. “We take pride in the high standards we’ve set for ourselves to not only maintain our sustainable building features but to also incorporate environmental best practices in our day-to-day operations for the benefit of our…

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    Vancouver Convention Centre Makes Best List

      The Vancouver Convention Centre has been selected as a 2022 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine, recognizing North America’s best convention centres for trade shows and events. This is the third consecutive year that the facility, owned and operated by B.C. Pavilion Corporation, has made the Centers of Excellence list. The Convention Centre was awarded based on evaluation in five categories of criteria: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service & Execution, Expansions & Upgrades, and Honors & Awards. The evaluation process also…

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  • B.C. Convention Centre Re-envisions Space for Safe Return of Events

    In anticipation of the return of in-person events, the Vancouver Convention Centre has put together a ‘safe events’ plan. Called ReDesign, the convention centre worked with industry partners to create a live demonstration space that highlights how event aspects could evolve amid the changing industry landscape. “We took a proactive step to explore what events will look like and how they can function so our clients are able to host meaningful experiences with the assurance that decisions are informed by…

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    Vancouver Convention Centre Starts 2021 on High Note

    The Vancouver Convention Centre has earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star accreditation for outbreak prevention, response and recovery, and been awarded the 2020 Clean Air Award by the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA). Administered by GBAC, a division of the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA, GBAC Star provides third-party validation that public facilities have rigorous protocols in place for thorough response to biorisk situations. With the events venue’s achievement, all of B.C. Pavilion Corp.’s (PavCo) facilities have earned the…

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  • Pandemic Positives? Event Venues Pivot for Public Good

    Convention centres have been hit hard by COVID-19, with many still seeing staff layoffs and rising budget deficits nine months into the pandemic. Although a coronavirus vaccine is on the way, there’s still a long road ahead as it may be summer or even longer until the vaccine is available to everyone. And then, even after the health crisis is under control, attendees may not flock back to in-person events, at least right away. As a result, venues are expected…

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    BCIT Centre for Ecocities Internationally Recognized for Impact of 2019 Event

    Ecocity Builders and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Ecocity Centre are the recipients of the 2020 Incredible Impacts Award in recognition of an event they hosted that excelled in areas such as sustainability, accessibility and ecology. The announcement was made Sept. 24, by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the BestCities Global Alliance. “There’s never been a more important time to showcase the major milestones our industry can overcome, and we hope this year’s winners provide…

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  • Organizers, Venues take Meaningful Steps to Bring Events Industry Back

    The events industry is getting ready for a new landscape as provincial and local governments country-wide lift pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and group gatherings. Recognizing people may be uneasy and even anxious about attending larger exhibitions like conferences and trade shows when they are allowed to resume, organizers and venues are taking steps now to impart consumer confidence. “We have been preparing for a return of events by building a list of potential measures that sit under the cornerstones of…

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  • Exhibitor Magazine recognizes Vancouver Convention Centre recognized as 2020 Center of Excellence

    Press Release The Vancouver Convention Centre has been selected as a 2020 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine, recognizing North America’s best convention centres for trade shows and events. The facility, owned and operated by B.C. Pavilion Corporation, is the only Canadian venue to be part of the first annual Centers of Excellence list. Alongside 19 other recipients, the Vancouver Convention Centre was selected based on evaluation in five categories of criteria: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service &…

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  • More than 1,100 British Columbians take on digital scavenger hunt celebrating the Vancouver Convention Centre

    From July 4 to August 9, the Vancouver Convention Centre invited British Columbians to take on “Convention Quest,” an online digital scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of its West building. From Terrace to Campbell River, over 1,100 residents from 80 communities across the province accepted the challenge. Now 10 winners have been drawn to receive the contest’s top prizes. “The Vancouver Convention Centre is a world class facility that draws international convention visitors and is a gateway for people…

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