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
May 13 & 14, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

 

#hotelNEXT
Student Competition

May 14, 2019
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.

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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 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
  • CHIC offers a great opportunity to take the temperature of the industry as it relates to development design and construction. I have consistently made strong connections at the conference and it affords me an opportunity to maintain our leadership position in the hospitality design world.
    Gordon MackayPartner, Mackay Wong Strategic Design
  • Lots of great content throughout the day this year (CHIC 2015).
    Russell BeaudrySenior Manager, Colliers International Hotels
  • 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
  • I have greatly enjoyed working for the hospitality industry and hope that one day I can follow our industry leader's example and foster the next generation of hotel management students.
    Harry ProsserStudent, Ryerson University
  • HAC is a great opportunity to stay connected to the trends within our industry.
    Sandy RussellSenior Director Global Sales, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group