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
February 7 & 8, 2018
Delta Hotels By Marriott
Toronto Airport & Conference Centre


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


Student Competition

April 24, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel


Western Canadian
November 19 & 20, 2018
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver


Hotel Capital Connection


Canadian Restaurant
Investment Summit


Canadian Restaurant
Operators Summit


Canadian Tourism
Marketing Summit


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.

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!
  • We are Interior Designers/ Architects. Your conference provides us with current developments and deeper knowledge of the industry and our clients' considerations in initiating projects. It is also great for networking and having the opportunity to interact with existing clients and develop new ones.
    Paul MorisettePrincipal, CHIL Interior Design
  • 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
  • The coverage and discussion on the Canadian hotel industry and investment activity at CHIC is especially valuable.
    Mario Di FiorePartner, Goodmans LLP
  • 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
  • The conference is an excellent forum to interact with industry participants and keep up to date on what is happening.
    Eric SpindlerManaging Director, Select Hotel Investment Corp.
  • Great information, great topic selection for seminars, attendees are important players in the industry which makes this a great networking event for sharing insight and ideas.
    Justin LussierCEO, Famoso, Inc.