Networking Events & Luncheons

A myriad of social activities has been planned to maximize your networking opportunities and make your convention memorable.

First Time Attendee & VIP Reception

First-time CIM Convention delegates join seasoned CIM mentors for mentorship, orientation and new connections. Start your convention experience on the right foot!  

Sunday, May 1| 15:30-16:30 | By invitation

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

Participants gather at the opening ceremony of the CIM Convention for welcome speeches and live entertainment. Meet old colleagues and friends over a drink and finger foods at the reception on the EXPO floor while discovering exhibitor innovations. The EXPO is the ideal meeting place for networking, knowledge exchange and business.

Sunday, May 1 | 16:30-20:00 | Ceremony in registration foyer prior to the reception at the EXPO

Included in the delegate registration fee

Lunches at the EXPO

Lunches at the Expo will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 12:00 to 14:00. Lunch ticket(s) are included with each delegate registration.

Receptions at the EXPO

Cocktail receptions at the Expo will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 15:30 to 17:00. Drink ticket(s) are included with each delegate registration.


Wednesday Lunch

The technical program continues, and delegates are invited to gather and grab a bite in an informal networking setting before heading to the afternoon sessions.

Closing Reception

Let’s raise our glasses to a week filled with learning, knowledge exchange, networking, business – and mostly, SUCCESS! Toast to old and new friendships and satisfy your sweet tooth while we recap the highlights of the 2022 Convention.
Wednesday, May 4 | 15:15-16:30
Foyer of the technical rooms


As part of BC's Restart, the Vancouver Convention Centre is now welcoming back clients, guests, and the community for safe events and gatherings. We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to make sure that our team is ready and our facility is equipped so that you can feel confident when you walk through our doors. All event participants aged 12+ are now required to provide proof of full vaccination status upon entering the facility. Face Masks covering the nose and mouth are required at all times when inside the facility, with the exceptions of when you are actively eating or drinking, and engaging in an activity that cannot be performed while wearing a face covering.