The Vancouver Convention Centre celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of its West building last week.
Since opening the West building on April 3, 2009, the VCC has hosted nearly 2,750 events, welcomed some 2.6 million guests from around the world, and generated over $1 billion in direct spending for the province.
“It has been a remarkable five years at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The addition of the West building—a truly 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, 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.”
Spanning some 1.1 million square feet, the West building tripled the facility’s capacity. The Convention Centre’s two connected buildings offer a combined 466,500 square feet of flexible pre-function, meeting, exhibition and ballroom space.