The Atlantic Canada Event Summit is an annual gathering of event professionals and stakeholders committed to fostering the event industry in Atlantic Canada.
Sport tourism is a $6.1 billion industry in Canada and is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors. A growing number of Atlantic Canadian communities are using events and sport hosting as a community economic development initiative. These events attract new visitors and enhance awareness of the destinations.
The Summit is open to anyone in the economic development, tourism, sport, cultural and event hosting industry. It will feature presentations on measuring success with events, tips for communities bidding for events, community success stories from across the region and major event hosting opportunities for Atlantic Canada.
The Atlantic Canada Event Summit is an annual event bringing together political, community and event leaders from all four Atlantic Provinces with the goals of; increasing collaboration with event hosting in Atlantic Canada, examining the sharing of event best practices and enhancing opportunities with events for the region.
The Event Atlantic Summit has been previously held in Moncton, NB (2015) and Charlottetown, PE (2016), with St.John's, NL hosting March 8-10, 2017.