International Expo and Conference
June 17 - 19, 2024   |   Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver!

hy-fcell Canada respectfully acknowledges that the land where we live and work is the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so.

Vancouver is a bustling seaport on the west coast in British Columbia with a population over 600.000. The Vancouver Convention Centre it’s one of Canada’s largest convention centres. Make the most of your visit to Vancouver, before and after hy-fcell Canada, by checking out Explore Vancouver’s tourism website!

Event Location

Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
BC V6C 3C1

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Located on Vancouver’s waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world and convenient access to all the major visitor amenities in the downtown core.

The Convention Centre first served as the Canada Pavilion for the World’s Fair Expo in 1986. Since then, it has tripled in size with the addition of its West building in April 2009, and is recognized as one of the leading convention centres in the world.

The Convention Centre is designed with the latest environmentally sustainable features and technology, including a six-acre “living roof” and an on-site blackwater treatment plant. The Centre also features Canada’s largest waterfront ballroom with five-story high ceilings, open terraces, and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking mountain and harbour vistas.

The Convention Centre is the first ever repeat winner of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) Apex award for World’s Best Convention Centre. Vancouver has consistently been named North America’s top destination for international meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

Entering Canada: Visa Requirements

Unless you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S., an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a Visitor Visa is required to enter Canada. Applications are the responsibility of individual travellers/participants. For more information, please visit the Government of Canada website.

If you require an invitation letter from us for your Visitor Visa, you can apply for this by email up to four months before the event. Details on this process are below.

  • We require ALL the following information from you: Full name, Date of birth, Passport number, Passport date of issue, Passport date of expiry, Job title, Company name, Company address, and Company website.
  • Please send these details by email to hy-fcell(at) with the Subject “hy-fcell Canada – Request for Visa Invitation Letter”.
  • Our invitation letter will be sent to you by email as a PDF file attachment. Invitations will NOT be sent by fax neither to you nor to the relevant embassy.
  • Note: Processing time takes up to 10 days and CANNOT be shortened. Please check your spam folder before contacting us for undelivered invitations.


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StayVancouverHotels  has a large list of hotels. Book your room and even get special discounts or packages!

Ready to welcome you back safely

The Vancouver Convention Centre is now open at full capacity and ready to welcome clients, guests and community back for safe events and gatherings. The Centre has worked hard throughout the pandemic to make sure the team is ready and the facility is equipped so that you can feel confident when you walk through the doors.

Learn more: Vancouver Convention Centre