Cheers To You! Vancouver Honoured By Watkins Research Results


The Watkins Research Group recently published their Meeting and Convention Planners Survey – and the findings showcased Vancouver’s impressive reputation among the industry (you can read about it here). And that’s why we want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has helped us spread the word about what a great city Vancouver is to host meetings and conventions.

In this survey of 40 North American cities, we are so honoured to have been recognized as the top overall convention city in Canada and second in North America. Respondents also rated us:

  • #1 for Client Advocate Score
  • #1 for superior convention centre facilities
  • #1 for superior convention centre services
  • #1 for being a safe and secure destination
  • #1 for superior Convention and Visitors Bureau

The survey is so important to us because it’s based on the responses of nearly 900 industry planners and decision-makers from around North America, and their opinion is invaluable. Over the years, we have met and had the opportunity to work with many of you who completed the survey, and we can’t thank you enough for your confidence in Vancouver.

claire-smith“At the Vancouver Convention Centre the entire team works incredibly hard to make every event a success so for us it is very rewarding to have such positive feedback from our delegates and clients,” said Claire Smith, vice president of sales and marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre. “While of course, we are pleased to be recognized for our spectacular building and its amenities, I am most proud of the commitment to excellence of our hard working team that has led to the recognition as the leader in superior convention services.”

dave-gazley“We are extremely proud of these results. We’re proud of our city, and we’re grateful to all our partners who make up the Vancouver meeting, convention and hospitality community,” said Dave Gazley, vice president of Meeting and Convention Sales, Tourism Vancouver. “These rankings are particularly meaningful as they are based on direct feedback from our customers – all of you – and we thank you for recognizing Vancouver as one of the world’s leading meeting and convention destinations. We can’t wait to host your next event.”

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