We connect great people at great events.

At Big Picture Conferences (BPC), we believe connection gives people meaning and purpose in their lives. We love to make connections happen by creating the events you love to attend.

We are dedicated to the production of annual conferences and networking events for the Canadian hospitality industry. BPC owns and operates hotel investment conferences. Over the last 10 years, we have been approached by associations/corporations to act as a third party planner to produce member/community conferences. We take care of everything, delivering “turnkey” events by developing program content, organizing quality speakers, and coordinating marketing services while managing venue arrangements, registrations, sponsorship sales and finances. From lights and mics to ordering the chicken and fish, we love our work,  acting as “friendly administrators” who get stuff done.

Our Annual Events

Hotel Association of Canada's National Conference

Hotel Association of Canada’s
National Conference
February 15 & 16, 2017
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

 

Canadian Hotel
Investment Conference
May 15 & 16, 2017
The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

 

#hotelNEXT
Student Competition

May 16, 2017
The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

 

Western Canadian
Lodging 
Conference
October 4 & 5, 2016
Vancouver Convention Centre

 

Hotel Capital Connection
Event on HOLD for 2017

 

Canadian Restaurant
Investment Summit

2017 Dates and Location
Coming Soon

 

Canadian Restaurant
Operators Summit

2017 Dates and Location
Coming Soon

 

Canadian Tourism
Marketing Summit

Event on HOLD for 2017

 

Solid Connections
within the Canadian Lodging, Restaurant & Tourism Industries

GO TO THE PEOPLE PAGE

Big Picture
Conferences
by the numbers

8

Number of events per year
produced by BPC

Over 1,600

Attendees annually

 

Over 30,000

Contacts in our Database

 

35

eBlasts go out to our network

 

Connecting Experience + Innovation
within the Canadian Lodging, Restaurant & Tourism Industries

We Give Back

BPC believes in promoting long-term commitment to education and well-trained hospitality industry professionals. BPC has contributed over $1.2 M over the past 20 years to Canadian Hospitality and Tourism Education Programs.

GM Time Capsule

There’s nothing ‘general’ about being a General Manager!
Visit our GM Time Capsule.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

We asked a few industry legends & prominent Canadian Hotel Families to take a personal trip down memory lane and answer a couple of questions.
Enjoy these stories!
  • Thank you for your generous scholarship donation, it is thanks to companies like Big Picture Conferences who support students, investing in their futures that we can see the next generation of hoteliers.
    Amber Douel2016 Recipient of the Big Picture Conferences Scholarship, University of Guelph
  • CHIC offers a great opportunity to take the temperature of the industry as it relates to development design and construction. I have consistently made strong connections at the conference and it affords me an opportunity to maintain our leadership position in the hospitality design world.
    Gordon MackayPartner, Mackay Wong Strategic Design
  • I enjoyed the networking and social parts of HCC. The presentations provided an insight into high level industry trends and a look forward to the next twelve months – things to expect or look out for.
    Phil ThompsonPrincipal, Thompson Diamond
  • The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is thrilled that the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference is providing support for our many student initiatives.
    Kerry B. GodfreyAssociate Dean, University of Guelph, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Great way to see many industry leaders in one place to network.
    Terry SecordPresident, North Coast Ltd.
  • I am grateful for the fund as it allows me to enhance the education of our hospitality students in many ways.
    Heather RansonHospitality Program Manager & Senior Instructor, University of Victoria Faculty of Business