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


Student Competition

May 16, 2017
The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto


Western Canadian
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


Big Picture
by the numbers


Number of events per year
produced by BPC

Over 1,600

Attendees annually


Over 30,000

Contacts in our Database



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!
  • The #hotelNEXT competition by Big Picture Conferences is a professional challenge, demanding your very best. Bring it... and you will be rewarded with outstanding hospitality, opportunity, and an amazing lifetime moment of achievement.
    Colleen BlackStudent, Part of Top 3 Teams for 2016 #hotelNEXT, Thompson Rivers University
  • The Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference (now the Western Canada Lodging Conference) brings the "players" in one room to network with.
    Mark HopeExecutive Director, Brand Development, Coast Hotels
  • What I like most about CHIC? The networking of course. The fact that all the “players” in the Canadian hotel business are there.
    Steve GiblinPresident & CEO, SilverBirch Hotels
  • The detailed and creative execution of all Big Picture’s events brings the best of the industry together, and provides a perfect opportunity to network and share valued insights into what is trending in our industry.
    Irwin PrincePresident & COO, Realstar Hospitality
  • 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 most valuable aspect is always the networking opportunities with all important parties related to hotel investment present in one location.
    Avrum SeneskyExecutive Vice President