Success Stories

Take our word for it, or better yet, take their word for it

We promise every organizer that their event will be a success—because we have everything it takes to help ensure it. But we offer more than our word. We offer the kudos we receive, time and again, from the people who’ve already held their events here.


Organizers and planners that have hosted their associations and delegates here are all in agreement - Halifax was the perfect place for their conference.  Take a look at what some of them had to say!

[We] truly appreciated Discover Halifax's help with securing the venues for all the events, buses, etc. It was great to have the resources all in one area and have them reach out to us, as opposed to searching them out.

I attended a familiarization trip and this set me up with all of the right contacts to make booking events a breeze. I was able to experience all of the venues I chose, which make my 'sales' job to my clients so much more authentic.

The Maritimes are well known for hospitality. This was the fourth time Halifax has hosted the GA (1975, 1980. 1993) and we had quite a reputation to live up to as all our past GAs were great successes. This fourth one lived up to expectation. 

We were overwhelmed with the positive response of our delegates. Everyone had a fabulous time. 

Locals Hosting in Halifax

The pride of place and sense of tradition is something that local hosts all share.  Here are six ambassadors that have brought conferences, meetings, or events back home to Halifax.

Balwantray Chauhan

Learn more about the Glaucoma Research Society and their Halifax experience.  Find out how Discover Halifax helped bring everything together while also simplifying the issues commonly associated with conference planning.

Cherif Matta

Learn about Cherif's experience bringing the 2018 Intl Union of Crystallography - Sagamore Conference and the 2014 IUCR workshop to Halifax.

Katie Cottreau-Robins

Katie has hosted two conferences in Halifax, including the Canadian Archaeological Assn conference in 2011. Learn more and find out how Discover Halifax helped her attract above-average delegate turnouts.

Melanie Lefler

Get ready for Archery Canada in 2022!  Learn how Discover Halifax has been there to support the planners with the knowledge and connections needed to make this sporting event a success.

Steve Snider

Do you see those two beautiful bridges in the Halifax Harbour?  Steve's the guy who runs them.  He also brought the Intl Bridge Tunnel & Turnpike Association to Halifax to showcase the "big lift" - learn more about how Discover Halifax (then Destination Halifax) kept the traffic coming to the event!

Tod Scott

Learn how Tod's conference attracted over 500 delegates to dialogue and connect about Domestic Violence in Halifax.  After hosting in Toronto, Tod made the decision to come home to Halifax - and it was the right call!