New Video Celebrates 20 Years of the Be a Host Program


Launched in 1996, Tourism Vancouver’s Be a Host program has seen over 1,000 local hosts bring their meetings, conferences, congresses and symposiums to Vancouver in the past 20 years. We’re proud to have supported some of Canada’s most influential researchers, industry leaders and innovative thinkers in bringing their colleagues to meet in our city, shining the spotlight on locally-led research and academic advancements, often with major announcements and launches made at their Vancouver meeting.

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New Video Celebrates 20 Years of the Be a Host Program



Question: What do bird-watching, video games and dermatology have in common?

Answer: All were major conventions held in Vancouver recently, and all took place thanks to the energy and passion of local Vancouverites who worked with the Be A Host program to make them happen.

You can “Be a Host”, too, by bringing your organization’s meeting or event to Vancouver. Whether you’re planning a board meeting for 12 people, or a convention for 12,000, the Be A Host program is ready to help.

Intrigued? Check out this new video produced by Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Convention Centre that features local folks who worked with the Be A Host program to bring their meeting to Vancouver. You could be next!

The Be A Host program is an initiative designed to support local business, academic or cultural leaders in bringing their association, corporate, national or international meeting to Vancouver, thereby supporting Vancouver’s $302-million-dollar meetings industry. Click here to learn more and to contact the team.