Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day in Halifax


We couldn’t be more proud of our vibrant events industry and the impact our local event experts have on our people, business and community. Which is why we’re thrilled to be celebrating the first Global Meetings Industry Day with Meeting Professionals International – Atlantic Chapter and our fellow #EventProf colleagues.

In the spirit of the occasion, our Director of Event Operations, Genaya Cameron, takes us down memory lane for a look at her top Halifax event moments.

My first ‘event’ where I gathered in a large event space with like-minded people: The Tina Turner concert in 1985 at the Halifax Metro Centre (now Scotiabank Centre). I was 9!

Major/High Profile Events:

  • 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards – The first time Halifax hosted country music’s biggest week since 1982.
  • 2011 Canada Games – We served multiple meals to over 1000 athletes per day for 14 days!
  • 2010 Tim Hortons Brier– Anyone in the curling world knows what I’m talking about when I say ‘all those pins’! And the Brier Patch – such fun!
  • 2008 Blue Nose Marathon – This was the first year I worked with marathon organizers and there were just a few thousand participating. Now, the event has over 13,000 participants and really brings the community together for an amazing weekend!
  • 2006 Juno Awards – Showcasing Canada’s musical talent.

Other Event Highlights:

Canadian Medical Association Conference, August 2015

We learned a great deal about event sustainability, including what we already do in our facility and how well Halifax as a city is ahead of the curve.

Royal Canadian Legion – 44th Dominion

Just over 1000 attendees with a carefully coordinated Poppy Drop where thousands of paper poppies were dropped from the catwalk of Scotiabank Centre.

Annual Viennese Opera Ball in support of Halifax Dance

The event highlights the amazing talent we have in our city and province and provides a talent showcase that you would normally only see in large cities like Toronto or New York.

United Way of Halifax – Annual workplace campaign event

The generosity and community mindedness of our employees is overwhelming. I believe this shows how proud our employees are to be a part of our organization and the community as a whole. ‎This pride in turn extends into the day-to-day interaction with guests and ensuring they have an outstanding experience when they're working with us.