2019 Annual Conference

Convention Centres of Canada
Annual Conference & Members Meeting
September 18-20, 2019
Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, NS

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Wednesday,  September 18,  2019
18:00-21:00 Opening Reception
Hosted by the Halifax Convention Centre
Welcome Remarks: 
Carrie Cussons, Halifax Convention Centre & Mike Savage, Mayor City of Halifax
Halifax Pub Night
Keith’s Brewery/Beer Institute followed by Durty Nelly’s
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30-8:30 CEO Meeting
8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks
Cathy Pugh, Chair, Convention Centres of Canada
8:45-9:45 Keynote Address:
Performance of the Canadian Economy    
Glen Hodgson, Economist
10:00-10:30 Networking Break
10:30-11:15 TIAC Presentation
Charlotte Bell, TIAC
11:15-11:45 Meetings Mean Business Update
Heidi Walker, Meetings Mean Business
12:00-1:00 Networking Luncheon
13:00-14:00 Benchmarking Report Presentation
Matt Klas, HLT Advisory
14:00-14:30 Networking Break
14:30:15:15 Economic Impact Calculator Update
Matt Klas, HLT Advisory
Introduction by GES    
15:30-16:30 Tour of Halifax Convention Centre (optional)
Hosted by Carrie Cussons & HCC Executive Team
18:00-21:00 Networking Dinner
Hosted by Freeman AV
Friday, September 20, 2019
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Intro of Breakfast Speaker
Cathy Pugh
8:45-9:45 Destination Canada Presentation
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
9:45-10:15 Networking Break
10:15-10:45 Technology Update
Steve Bury, Freeman Audiovisual
10:45-11:30 Design Update
Brian Tennyson, LMN Architects
11:30 am-13:00 Networking Lunch
Closing Remarks – Barry Smith
13:30-14:00 Optional Tour of Scotiabank Centre (for those interested)
15:00 pm Optional Local Event (for those staying)


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