Canada’s eagerly awaited $170m Halifax Convention Centre is now open. The new development, which is located in the city’s downtown, features more than 120,000 square feet of new flexible events space.

Close to Halifax’s fashionable Waterfront Boardwalk and upscale shopping districts, the new centre includes 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space, 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space and a ballroom that features floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city and harbour beyond. 

There are already 90 events booked, including 44 national and international conventions, for the first year of operations at the new facility. This includes the next edition of Rendez-vous Canada (RVC); the annual tourism market place, which is held in a different Canadian city each year.

Scheduled to take place 13th to 16th May, RVC will be led by Destination Canada and will connect UK and other international buyers with Canadian sellers of tourism products. In all, approximately 75,000 delegates are expected to visit the Halifax Convention Centre during the course of 2018, generating an estimated $50m in province revenue.