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Digital Nova Scotia and HCC Team Up to Attract ICT Events


Digital Nova Scotia (DNS), the industry association for the province’s fastest-growing sector, and the Halifax Convention Centre (HCC) have partnered to attract national and international information and communications technology (ICT) and ICT-related events to Halifax.

“It is within our mission and mandate as an industry association to encourage the growth of Nova Scotia’s digital economy. We believe this partnership will result in greater global business opportunities and a broader eco-system of support for our members and stakeholders,” says Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, president and CEO, DNS.

As a sponsor and organizing partner of 2015 Big Data for Productivity Congress, DNS is already collaborating on high-level conferences scheduled in the region. Both organizations are also actively involved in the coordination of STEMfest a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education-focused initiative, which will be hosted in the new state-of-the-art Halifax Convention Centre in 2018.

“We’re proud to partner with DNS to attract ICT conferences to our new Centre,” said Scott Ferguson, Halifax Convention Centre. “By working together, we will not only connect our local experts with their global counterparts, but help to enhance the profile of Nova Scotia’s ICT sector worldwide.”

The two organizations have been developing a targeted list of events they would like to bring to the region to benefit Nova Scotia’s growing ICT sector. DNS invites members and partners to help in identifying potential events and maintaining momentum by using the Twitter hashtag #BringITtoNS in support of the initiative.



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