Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America by the Watkins Research Group’s Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. Watkins’ rankings are based on responses from nearly 900 industry planners and decision makers from around the world. Some of Vancouver’s rankings include:
• #1 for Client Advocate Score, a calculation indicating whether respondents would advocate or promote the destination to peers planning future events
• #1 for superior convention centre facilities and services
• #1 for being a safe and secure destination
• #1 for superior Convention and Visitors Bureau/Destination Marketing Organization
“Million Dollar Round Table met in Vancouver this past June, and we were blown away by the dedication, professionalism and welcoming nature of the city’s hospitality community,” said Ray Kopcinski, director of Meeting Services , Million Dollar Round Table. “The meeting achieved record attendance with close to 11,500 people, and a major part of that was Vancouver’s appeal as a destination.” Vancouver was also names the top meetings destination in North America by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).