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 7 & 8, 2018
Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre

 

Canadian Hotel
Investment Conference
April 23 & 24, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

 

#hotelNEXT
Student Competition

April 24, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

 

Western Canadian
Lodging 
Conference
November 21 & 22, 2017
Fairmont Waterfront

 

Hotel Capital Connection

 

Canadian Restaurant
Investment Summit

 

Canadian Restaurant
Operators Summit

 

Canadian Tourism
Marketing Summit

 

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.

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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!
  • 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
  • We at B.L.T. Construction Services Inc. have been a proud sponsor of the CRIS conference for 6 consecutive years. Each year, we find conference more informative, always yielding great networking opportunities with the key players in the industry.  In short, for anyone in the hospitality industry, this conference is a must.
    Robert DowneyDirector of Construction, BLT Construction
  • 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
  • I value the high level of networking opportunities with decision makers and leaders of the hotelier community that drive all development
    James LockheartPresident, Group Lockhart Inc.
  • The Canadian Tourism Marketing Summit provided a perfect balance of information, inspiration and access to thought leaders who are driving change in our industry.
    Cree LawsonFounder & CEO, Arrivalist
  • I enjoyed the ability to connect/network with key hotel decision makers. Ample time was provided to network between sessions.
    Wentworth WillockNational Director - Hotels & Venues, FMAV