The meeting and events team attended the Venue Safari at the Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, where the team hosted speed meetings with eight groups in 45 minutes; following this, approximately 75 planners passed the Meet in Burnaby booth.
Tourism Burnaby hosted the Fraser Valley Event Professionals Association’s monthly mingler at the Rec Room; local hotel sales teams were invited to join us to network with the 25 plus meetings and event planners in attendance.
Connected with SFU to discuss possible partnerships including E-Sport opportunities.
Attended the MPI June Gala with 50 plus meeting and event planners in attendance.
Tourism Burnaby was to attend the International Congress and Convention Association Conference in Ottawa from June 6-9, but this was unfortunately cancelled due to a Covid outbreak. It will be rescheduled for the fall.
CAEM annual conference June 25 – 29 in Ottawa – meeting with large scale event producers and meeting and conference planners.
Exhibiting at the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners AGM in August.
Luxury Suite Meetings in Seattle in August. There will be an opportunity to meet with several meeting and event planners that look for opportunities in the Lower Mainland.
Canadian Meetings and Events Expo in Toronto in August and will be hosting an event for invited event planners that would likely do business in Burnaby.
At Tourism Burnaby we recognize that our Destination Marketing Organization is only as strong as our partners. We have created a partner section where you can find a list of resources- conveniently sorted in one place.
Tourism Burnaby is asector-focused destination marketing and resource organization that develops, promotes and assists in the city’s tourism growth through innovative community, regional and partner programs.
Tourism Burnaby is a non-profit destination marketing organization whose purpose is to support tourism promotional activities in order to increase visitation to the city. As part of its mandate, Tourism Burnaby is responsible for marketing, promoting, and selling the city for corporate meetings, pleasure travel, cultural, sports and special events. The organization was incorporated on October 25, 2004 under the Society Act of British Columbia.
Chris Perna, General Manager, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Doug Spindler, Assistant Director – Treasury Services, City of Burnaby
Paul Gallop, General Manager, Element Vancouver Metrotown
Lara Graham, Burnaby Board of Trade Representative
Councillor James Wang, City of Burnaby
Chris Browne, General Manager, Accent Inns Burnaby