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.
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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 27 & 28, 2019
Delta Hotels By Marriott
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 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

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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

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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!
  • As Marriott Canada has enjoyed rapid growth over the last years, we find that the conferences hosted by BPC are valuable events for sharing new information about our brands and discussing development opportunities with the attendees.  We participate in sessions where we share our perspective and learn about others. These important industry events never disappoint!
    Manlio MarescottiVice President, Lodging Development, Marriott International
  • The University of Victoria is very thankful to the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference for their support of our Hospitality program. Our students will benefit from the gift immediately and be able to give back to the hospitality community in the years to come.
    Dr. Ali DastmalchianDean Faculty of Business, University of Victoria
  • HCC covered financing deals and all the parameters of those deals. I especially enjoyed hearing about legal issues, particularly labour and union agreements.
    Arif IsmailCEO, LHMD Inc.
  • It has been my greatest passion and long-time desire to be actively involved in the Events and Hospitality Industry, and this recognition gives me a boost of confidence in pursuit of my aspirations.
    Olivia SpadaforaStudent, George Brown College
  • 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
  • The coverage and discussion on the Canadian hotel industry and investment activity at CHIC is especially valuable.
    Mario Di FiorePartner, Goodmans LLP