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!
  • CHIC provides a great opportunity to meet with and showcase our products to a great number of representatives from the hospitality industry.
    Sung LeeNational Manager, Samsung Electronics Canada
  • 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
  • #hotelNEXT was one of the best experiences of my entire life! We had the chance to pitch in front of 500 hundred leaders from the hospitality industry. I have met so many inspiring people and I have made professional connections that will help me with my future career. Thank you to the team of #hotelNEXT who made this possible for young entrepreneurs like me.
  • Current and future students will benefit greatly from this generous funding from the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference. It will allow us to enhance scholarships awards and resources which will all contribute to the students' experience and academic success. We are very appreciative of this contribution.
    Mary E. LyonPh.D Dean of Professional Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • With all BPC events, we enjoy an opportunity to meet, greet and do business with clients old and new.  No doubt some of the best events in our industry!
    Tom LorenzoVice President & Managing Director, Hilton Worldwide
  • The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is thrilled that the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference is providing support for our many student initiatives.
    Kerry B. GodfreyAssociate Dean, University of Guelph, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management