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. 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. Not only do these hosts shine a spotlight on locally led research and academic advancements, but there are often major announcements and launches made at their associations’ Vancouver meetings. Thank you to our members for your active participation in the program!


In honour of the 20th anniversary for Be a Host, we have launched a video featuring a few of our amazing local hosts sharing the benefits of hosting an international conference and discussing the importance of elevating Vancouver’s knowledge economy. Watch it here.


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