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

 

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!
  • Great networking opportunity. I particularly enjoyed and learned a lot from the legal and finance panel discussions.
    Michelle SchulderCommercial Account Manager, DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd.
  • CRIS provides an excellent opportunity to understand the economic and consumer trends affecting the restaurant industry.  There were meaningful insights that we will be able to apply to the Boston Pizza brand both in the short and medium horizons.
    Steve SilverstoneEVP Marketing, Boston Pizza International
  • Without support from organizations like yours we would not be able to provide students with such a rich learning opportunity and engage them in the Tourism and Hospitality Community.  Your generous support will allow us to provide hundreds if not thousands of students with an enhanced educational experience.
    Dr. Peter MombourquetteDepartment Chair, Associate Professor, Management, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • 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
  • I truly enjoyed every moment of the experience. Assisting the delegates was truly fulfilling as well as the opportunity to reconnect with my industry partners!
    Melissa McQueenHospitality & Tourism Operations Management (Post Graduate), Humber College
  • It's been quite an interesting & challenging journey for me, I've worked hard & getting this award justifies my efforts.... Thank you for recognizing that & thank you for supporting students! What you do is so immensely important & admirable.
    Larisa KoshkinaStudent, George Brown College