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 24 & 25, 2020
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 25 & 26, 2019
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 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.
  • Words can't express my gratitude for Big Picture Conferences' generosity. So I'll show it through actions, continuing to excel and showing what George Brown and BPC have done and continue to do for aspiring professions such as myself. Thank you so much.
    Richard HowardStudent, 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 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
  • This is an outstanding event each and every year. The HAC Conference delivers great content that includes industry insights but also educates the attendees not only on the Canadian hotel landscape but global trends as well.
    Alan YoungPresident, Puzzle Partner 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