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Halifax Convention Centre opening 2017

The Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, is part of the Nova Centre, a 1 million square-foot, mixed-used development including a hotel, financial tower and retail space. To offer 120,000 square feet of flexible event space, it will be the largest integrated development project yet in the province’s history.

Funding of the convention center is shared between three levels of government, totaling $164.2 million. The project will include a 30,000 square-foot ballroom, nearly 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space and 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space. As of April 2015, the core frame for Halifax Convention Centre had been completed.

Trade Centre Limited announced on June 25 that 30 organizations have committed to bringing national and international conferences when the Halifax Convention Centre opens its doors in 2017. More than 24,500 visitors, generating an estimated $30 million in new money, are expected to come to Nova Scotia.

“The list of national and international clients choosing Nova Scotia’s new Halifax Convention Centre continues to grow,” said Scott Ferguson, president and CEO, Trade Centre Limited, the Crown corporation overseeing the Halifax Convention Centre. “Our team continues to attract new events that contribute to the economic vibrancy of our province as we prepare to welcome the world to our new centre in 2017.”

The state-of-the-art, LEED gold-certified convention centre will begin hosting events in less than two years and interest from event planners continues to build.

“We’re very pleased to be coming back to Halifax in 2017 for our 50th Annual Canadian Employee Benefit Conference,” said Michael Wilson, CEO, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. “The new convention centre’s additional space makes the Foundation’s return possible after too long an absence, and we look forward to seeing an even larger gathering as we celebrate our exciting milestone.”

For more information, visit halifaxconventioncentre.com

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