Past Events

2016 Annual Event

The Halifax experience annual event showcased the various cultures, opportunities and lifestyles available in Halifax in an effort to encourage immigrants, international students and young adults to stay and enrich this beautiful city. It was held November 12th 2016 at the McNally Theatre Auditorium, McNally Building, and Saint Mary’s University. The theme of the event was Diversity and Inclusion.


Paul MacKinnon

Executive Director, Downtown Business Commission

Master of Ceremony

Marie Chapman

President and CEO, Pier 21


Honourable Lena Metlege Diab

Minister of Immigration

Special Guest of Honour and Guest Speaker

Saeed EL-Darahli

President and CEO, Simplycast


Photos of Our 2016 Annual Event

2015 Annual Event

The Halifax Experience is a celebration that strives to showcase the various cultures, business opportunities and lifestyles thriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The annual event combines the perks of networking, dining, keynote presentations, music and entertainment – bringing individuals from all walks of life together. This project is a great informal opportunity for attendees to better familiarize themselves with Nova Scotia and its offerings. The first ever The Halifax Experience event was held on Nov 7th, 2015 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market.


Karen Oldfield

President and CEO Port of Halifax


Gail Adams

Sales Manager, Halifax Chamber of Commerce


Ann Divine

CEO, Ashanti Leadership and Professional Development Services


The Halifax Experience Partners

Advocate Media Inc
UPS Store 71
Atlantic Acura
Pier 21
Port of Halifax
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
Downtown Business Commission