The IAPCO 2020 Organising Committee is looking forward to showing you around our neighborhood by experiencing Vancouver through a social lens.
Meet up with old friends and make new connections during our social programming.

Please note these social events are applicable only to IAPCO Members and Co-Delegates. Accompanying persons (16 years and older) can attend the Welcome Reception, Afternoon Excursions, the Casual Dinner on the Top of Vancouver, and the Gala Dinner.

First Timer's Reception

All delegates attending IAPCO’s General Assembly and Annual Meeting for the first time are welcome to attend this reception.

Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Coal Harbor Bistro
Dress Code: Business Casual


Welcome Reception

Join us to begin IAPCO 2020 in style among the underwater world at one of Vancouver’s star attractions, the Vancouver Aquarium. This reception is sponsored by the Vancouver Aquarium and the drinks are sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Location: Vancouver Aquarium
Dress Code: Business Casual
Note: Buses will depart from the Pan Pacific Hotel at 18:30. All guests from other accommodation areas are asked to come to the Pan Pacific Hotel for pickup.


Afternoon Excursion

Get ready for a very Vancouver experience! Prepare to be outside for several hours.

Time: 15:30 – 18:30
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Dress Code: Casual, Outdoor Gear Preferred: Sweat-Wicking Layers and Winter Jacket. Waterproof, Warm Winter Boots, Warm Gloves and Toque
Note: Buses will depart from the Pan Pacific Hotel and the Pinnacle Hotel at 15:30.


Casual Dinner on Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Vancouver

We will be continuing on from our adventure at the Capilano Suspension Bridge to enjoy a delicious dinner with epic views!

Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Location: Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Vancouver
Dress Code: Casual. Warm, Waterproof Winter Jacket and Boots Preferred

IAPCO After Hours

One of Vancouver’s true partners is hosting the official “after hours”. Join us at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for spectacular views of our city, some great energy and a nightcap.

Time: 21:00 – 23:00
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Dress Code: Casual


Gala Dinner

Get your dancing shoes on for the final night of IAPCO 2020 as Business Events Toronto invites you to a Gala Celebration designed to give you the flavour of Toronto, Canada’s Downtown. Join us in The Fairmont Pacific Rim’s, Star Sapphire Ballroom for great food and drink, dancing and a couple of surprises that are on the menu. Not sure what “urban chic” dress code means? Imagine you are going out on the town on New Years Eve. Sparkles, glitter, and get ready for suprises! Have fun with this theme and show us your interpretation while we get our party on!

Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Sapphire Ballroom
Dress Code: Urban Chic


Video Courtesy of Tourism Toronto