VanFUNDING 2018 CONVERGE Conference Venue

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Canada

NOVEMBER 29-30, 2018

ABOUT THE VENUE:  Join us at the the Parq Vancouver, a new international entertainment destination, located in downtown Vancouver, next to the BC Place Stadium.  Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels – JW Marriott and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Both hotels provide guests access to Parq Vancouver’s wide range of amenities, including downtown’s only casino, eight diverse restaurants and lounges, a 30,000 square foot park with native trees located 6 floors above street level, a world class spa, a modern fitness studio and more. Parq Vancouver also includes over 60,000 square feet of well-appointed, flexible meeting and event space, featuring Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom.

Directions to the Venue

From the Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • Estimated taxi fare: 30 CAD (one way); Subway service, fee: 5 CAD (one way)

Driving directions:  Leaving the airport, follow signs to City Centre via Granville St. Follow Granville St. until you have crossed the Granville St. Bridge. Once over the bridge, take the exit for BC 99N to turn onto Drake St., the first stoplight after the Granville St. Bridge. Follow Drake St. for five blocks until you reach Pacific Blvd. Turn left onto Pacific Blvd then proceed for 1 km. As you near BC Place Stadium turn left onto Smithe Street and you will have arrived to JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. Alternatively, if coming over the Cambie St. bridge take a left onto Expo Blvd., and then take a left onto Nelson St. and left onto Pacific Blvd to Smithe St.

Car Rentals



1270 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z1M4

Phone: +1 604-606-4711

Bus Station

Pacific Central Station

0.6 miles SE from Hotel

Phone: +1 604-606-4711

Subway Station

Stadium–Chinatown Station

0.3 miles W from Hotel

Yaletown Roundhouse Station

0.3 miles SW from Hotel

Parq Vancouver Event Room Information

Day 1:  Thursday, Nov 29 (afternoon 1:30pm - 5:15pm)

Burrard Room - Fintech & Blockchain Confidential, Leadership & Meeting Exchange

  • Located within the Parq Vancouver, the Burrard Room will be utilized for the Thursday, Nov 29 'Fintech & Blockchain CONFIDENTIAL' leadership and meeting exchange.  There is LIMITED SEATING so SECURE YOUR SEAT TODAY

D6 Lounge - VIP Networking (5:15pm - 7pm)

  • Just an elevator ride away is the D6 Lounge where the VF2018 Welcome and VIP networking reception will be held at the D6 Lounge (sponsored by Vanbex Group)

Day 2:  Friday, Nov 30 (Full day 8:00am - 6:30pm)

Kitsilano Ballroom - Tech & Innovation, Pitching, Alternative Finance streams

Fairview Ballroom - Food & Beverage, Morning networking and media

Pre-function Areas - Exhibitor Gallery, Interviews, afternoon media and closing cocktail reception