News & Articles - Halifax Convention Centre

  • 600 chiefs and 1600 delegates to meet in Halifax for AFN Annual General Assembly

    Press Release At a special send off today for two delegations of Indigenous youth, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for NS and NL announced his office and region had the successful bid for the 2020 AFN Annual General Assembly. Discover Halifax, the Halifax Convention Centre and the Province of NS collaborated on the bid document which secured the event that will result in over $4 million in economic impact for the region next July. “We will be…

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  • The Sutton Place Hotels invests in new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre

    The Sutton Place Hotels, a sophisticated collection of luxury properties in North America, is investing in a new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre. This is the first Sutton Place property in Atlantic Canada. It is an integral part of Nova Centre, a one-million-square-feet of mixed development space, including the newly opened Halifax Convention Centre, a financial centre, office space, restaurants, shops, and a public plaza known as Rogers Square. The hotel will feature 262 well-appointed guest rooms and suites…

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  • Halifax Convention Centre officially opens

    Halifax Convention Centre hosted its official opening ceremony on Dec. 15. “The Halifax Convention Centre will attract thousands of new visitors from around the world to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will build on our booming tourism economy and help build a stronger Nova Scotia.” The centre features 120,000 square feet of flexible event space including a mix of multi-purpose and meeting space including a spectacular ballroom area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown. The configuration was enhanced from the original design with more…

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  • Halifax Convention Centre opening announced

    The Halifax Convention Centre has announced it will host its official opening ceremony on Dec. 15. “Opening our doors marks a significant milestone as we get ready to welcome thousands of new visitors and new opportunities to our city and province,” said Carrie Cussons, president and CEO of the Halifax Convention Centre. “We can’t wait to preview our new state-of-the-art facility with our community and partners before we begin hosting our first events.” The centre will host its first client…

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  • Nova Centre and Rogers to invigorate Halifax business community with one of the largest high-tech smart buildings in Atlantic Canada

    Free Wi-Fi for visitors and thousands of kilometres of secure fibre makes Nova Centre one of the most connected and high-tech business spaces in the region Argyle Development has announced that Rogers Communications will provide all connectivity infrastructure for its state-of-the-art Nova Centre development in downtown Halifax, making it one of the most technologically connected commercial hubs in Atlantic Canada. As part of the agreement, Rogers has laid thousands of kilometres of network fibre in the one million square foot building, ensuring…

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  • Event planners help shape experience for new Halifax Convention Centre

    A planner’s journey can be full of emotional highs and lows, from site selection and event planning to event execution and wrap-up. The team at the Halifax Convention Centre collaborated with Canadian event planners to understand more about this journey so they could design an experience that will impress clients in their brand new facility opening December 2017. Ideas shared through a series of collaborative workshops revealed the need for a primary point-of-contact, a go-to expert who doesn’t just react,…

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  • Halifax Convention Centre wins international Best Marketing Award

    ICCA announced Halifax Convention Centre as the winner of this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award at the closing ceremony of the record-breaking 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Halifax had a very creative solution to a very real challenge: How to promote and sell a product that did not exist? They did so in a very novel and creative way, engaging with their customers and achieving significant results,” says Best Marketing Award Chairman of the judging panel Patrick Delaney.…

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  • Halifax Convention Centre unveils new brand, announces 16 first clients

    Sixteen national and international organizations have selected Nova Scotia’s new Halifax Convention Centre to host their events when the facility opens its doors in 2016. The Halifax Convention Centre unveiled its new brand with a logo that includes a circle icon – a visual depiction of connections, collaboration and community. Research conducted with event planners showed that the brand represents the connections and collaborations that are unique to hosting an event in Halifax. With two years remaining until the LEED…

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