The Halifax Convention Centre will host more than 50 events this fall as the list of in-person meetings and conventions continues to grow.
“We have been working closely with our clients to plan their events and get back to doing what we do best – welcoming guests to Halifax and Nova Scotia, “ said Carrie Cussons, president and CEO of the Halifax Convention Centre. “Events play a critical role in driving economic and community vibrancy and supporting our province’s recovery, and we are so proud to offer a safe space for in-person events to continue.”
All events will follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The lineup of fall events includes:
- Maritime Marine Supply Dealer Show, Oct. 15-16
- Hal-Con Sci-Fi Fantasy Convention, Oct. 23-24
- Atlantic Convenience Expo (ACE), Oct. 26-27
- NS Business Hall of Fame Dinner, Oct. 28
- NSAO Conference & Vision Expo, Nov. 12-13
- Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Nov. 20
- 30th Festival of Trees Black Tie Gala, Nov. 27
The centre has also successfully hosted its first in-person national event since the pandemic began. In September, the Association of Korean-Canadian Scientists and Engineers Convention welcomed more than 160 delegates from across Canada and linked in with an additional 350 delegates in Korea.
In 2022, the centre will begin hosting national and international events that were rebooked due to the pandemic, including the National Black Canadians Summit in March.
Since opening in Dec. 2017, the Halifax Convention Centre has hosted more than 350 events and 200,000 guests, generating an estimated $115 million in new money for the province.