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.

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 7 & 8, 2018
Delta Hotels By Marriott
Toronto Airport & Conference Centre


Canadian Hotel
Investment Conference
April 23 & 24, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel


Student Competition

April 24, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel


Western Canadian
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


Big Picture
by the numbers


Number of events per year
produced by BPC

Over 1,600

Attendees annually


Over 30,000

Contacts in our Database



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

There’s nothing ‘general’ about being a General Manager!
Visit our GM Time Capsule.

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!
  • You can walk away from the Canadian Tourism Marketing Summit with concrete strategies on how to advance in marketing - both online and off. The subjects were relevant and the speakers were engaging and knowledgeable.
    Karen ChalmersExecutive Director, Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels
  • 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
  • It was truly great to be involved in the conference and there were many significant learning opportunities.
    Jun Colin CampbellHotel and Food Administration Program, University of Guelph
  • We have partnered with BPC at this event for many years. This is a great networking opportunity across all facets of the hotel industry.
    Carrie RussellManaging Director & Partner, HVS
  • As an international investor with limited experience in Canada, CHIC provided a great forum to get up to speed on opportunities and headwinds in the market.
    Will WoodworthAssociate, Rockbridge
  • The CTMS was of tremendous value to our organization. The speakers were excellent and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues provides helpful insights as we plan our marketing.
    Minto SchneiderGeneral Manager, Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corp.