Halifax Meeting and Convention Champions Recognized

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From civil engineers to stamp enthusiasts, scientists to students, thousands of people visited Halifax this year as a result of attending a meeting or convention. Ten local champions used their position of influence and passion for Halifax to attract some of these conferences, bringing close to 3,100 delegates to Halifax in 2014; these Ambassadors were recognized at a Destination Halifax member reception at The Halifax Club on November 17, 2014.

Representing a wide range of industries and professions, Ambassadors share a common desire to host a successful event that will bring their colleagues together while showcasing the Halifax region. Their work has resulted in delegates from across Canada and around the world converging in Halifax, thereby stimulating considerable economic and community growth.

“Ambassadors stand behind Halifax as the best location to bring their peers and colleagues for a meeting or event,” said Patricia Lyall, President and CEO, Destination Halifax. “Each Ambassador has their own motivation, but they share the pride and the desire to bring it home to Halifax.”

In addition to the Ambassador honourees, Destination Halifax recognized the enthusiasm, pride and passion of Mayor Mike Savage. In presenting him with the Spirit of Halifax Award, Destination Halifax celebrated Mayor Savage’s significant impact on promoting the region and his enthusiasm to rally its tourism sector.

“I’m grateful to receive The Spirit of Halifax Award,” said Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality. “To be recognized alongside the Destination Halifax Ambassadors is a real honour.”

The Ambassador Program is an alliance of individuals and organizations who achieve economic growth for the Halifax region through the promotion of Halifax as a premier meetings and conventions destination. The program has been led by Destination Halifax since 2002.

Visit http://www.destinationhalifax.com/halifax-ambassadors to learn more
about each Ambassador and the program’s recognition categories.

2014 Halifax Ambassadors

  •     Patti Marshall-Casavechia, Carl Orff Canada
  •     Sean Buckland, SKAL International
  •     Sheila Blair-Reid, SKAL International
  •     Dan Myles, Canadian Association of Principals
  •     Laurene Rehman, Canadian Congress on Leisure Research
  •     John Newhook, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  •     John Hall, Royal Philatelic Society
  •     Mark Filiaggi, Canadian Biomaterials Society
  •     Justin Roberts, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
  •     David Walker, Canadian Association of Police Governance

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