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
November 21 & 22, 2017
Fairmont Waterfront

 

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!
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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!
  • It was truly great to be involved in the conference and there were many significant learning opportunities.
    Jun Colin CampbellHotel and Food Administration Program, University of Guelph
  • The Haskayne School of Business greatly appreciates the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference for providing support to our students and research initiatives in the Tourism program.
    Dr. J.R.Brent RitchieChair, World Tourism Education and Research Centre Professorship in Tourism Management, University of Calgary
  • The CTMS was of tremendous value to our organization. The speakers were excellent and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues provides helpful insights as we plan our marketing.
    Minto SchneiderGeneral Manager, Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corp.
  • 2015 was our first year sponsoring CHIC. We thought that everything was well organized. Nice variety of plenary sessions, good mix of business talk, personal anecdotes, and financial discussions
    Justine FrancisInterior Design Associate, Designlink
  • BPC events provide a good forum to hear from others who are in the industry as well as to meet many of the industry players.
    Gino RomagnoliExecutive Vice President, Temple Hotels
  • HAC is a great opportunity to stay connected to the trends within our industry.
    Sandy RussellSenior Director Global Sales, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group