Press Releases April 27, 2017

Destination Halifax is hosting the Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference and Showcase in 2020!

Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 16:15 – Destination Halifax is extremely proud to announce that Halifax will be the hosting city for the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) National Conference and Showcase in 2020.

“We are excited to be hosting CSAE in Halifax in 2020. It’s really a great match and extremely well-timed as we can proudly showcase our brand new convention facility to key association executives and meeting planners from across the country,” said Ross Jefferson, President & CEO, Destination Halifax.

The Canadian Society of Association Executives is Canada’s premiere association advocate. It provides tools, resources, and education to help association professionals and volunteers succeed. From this success, Canadian associations will continue to grow and excel in pursuit of their goals.

“CSAE is thrilled to be holding its 2020 National Conference and Showcase in Halifax. The city is home to one of our regional Networks and is an exceptional venue for Canada’s association community to come together to learn and network,” said Michael Anderson, President and CEO of CSAE. “The event has not been held in Halifax for more than 25 years and we couldn’t be more excited to come back and host it in the city’s spectacular new Convention Centre.”

This conference expects to bring in around 500 delegates, resulting in 1,170 room nights during the 3 day conference from November 4-6, 2020. Continually, this conference has the potential to result in additional business, meetings and conferences based on the delegates, who are meeting planners and association professionals.

“So much has changed and advanced in the city since the last time CSAE was hosted in Halifax. Our growing city has not only acquired new buildings and event spaces such as the Halifax Central Library, Discovery Centre and the soon-to-be-open Halifax Convention Centre, it has also grown up in terms of culinary, shopping and hotel space” said Hélène Moberg, VP Sales, Destination Halifax. “We can’t wait to show off Halifax!”

About Destination Halifax

Destination Halifax is non-profit, membership-based sales and marketing organization in partnership with the Halifax regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax region as a destination of choice for meetings and conventions and leisure visitation.

Halifax welcomes 5.3 million overnight stays per year each year who spend $1 billion. Halifax alone represents over 54% of all visitations to Nova Scotia and 24,000 Nova Scotians work in the tourism industry.

About the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

Established in 1951, the Canadian Society of Association Executives is a not-for-profit organization serving the information, advocacy, education and networking needs of association professionals and the business members who provide vital products and services to support the sector. With chapters in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax, CSAE promotes excellence and professionalism amongst Canada’s not-for-profit community and is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness, image, and impact of associations to better serve their members. For further information, please visit the CSAE website at

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