Below please find some additional information on a variety of events that will be offered at our Convention. Please see the Registration page for pricing and registration information. Please note that these events are subject to change and we are still finalizing some of the details for the events. For more information on the Halifax area please see: Discover Halifax or our Custom CECA Page on Discover Halifax site!


Enjoy a round of golf with all your favourite elevator enthusiasts at the Glen Arbour Golf Course – a piece of paradise just outside of Halifax. This championship course has hosted many world class tournaments but is designed for public enjoyable play. Have fun while you try for one of the many prizes available. The tournament will be a scramble with an auto 2-putt to ensure maximum enjoyment.

President’s Reception

A precursor event to the exhibits, come reacquaint with old acquaintances and generate new friends as CECA’s President Phil Staite welcomes you to Canada’s New Scotland. We will enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as we kick off the convention at the Rogers Square (in between the Sutton Place Hotel and Halifax Convention Centre). Cheers!

1939 Club

For those whom have youth on their side (aka are between the ages of 19-39) there will be a special meeting during the convention.  Come meet your fellow attendees and discuss the groups mission.

Patio Social (a place for members to gather)

Hob knob with the elevator snobs and have a drink on us.  Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came.  Open Tuesday and Wednesday night with priority access for Full Delegates.

Awards (Kick-off) Breakfast

Join us for a delectable breakfast and enjoy a warm welcome to Halifax! We will be giving out the membership awards at this breakfast so please come and support your award winning industry friends.

Companion’s program

You deserve a break, and what better way to spend it than with your friends and soon to be friends. See full details below:

Join your local kilted tour guide and discover the old core of downtown Halifax on foot.  Walk past elegant arches of Georgian and Victorian architecture which retains its historic charm. Visit the lovely Grand Parade Square, site of military drills in days gone by, and see the oldest Anglican Church in Canada. See Province House and City Hall, overlooked by the picture-perfect Town Clock perched on Citadel Hill. Highlights will include a visit to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site to learn about the origins of our city, and a stroll through our beautiful Victorian Public Gardens.  Next, see the city from a different prospective on an amphibious adventure that shows you the best of Halifax by land & sea!  Sitting 10 feet high, you’ll have an exclusive view of our historic, vibrant city’s famous sights, such as the Halifax Public Gardens,  St. Paul’s Church and bustling Spring Garden Road. The real adventure begins when you make your big SPLASH  into Halifax Harbour! Your Driver is now your Captain, and it’s time to explore. Prepare your camera for unique photos of Georges Island, Cable Wharf, the waterfront boardwalk, and the Historic Properties.   This fully narrated amphibious tour shares stories of the Halifax Explosion, Halifax’s connection to the Titanic tragedy, and the rich history of the Canadian Naval dockyards.   Your tour is complemented by a delicious two-course lunch at local favorite, Murphy’s on the Water overlooking Halifax Harbour. From tales of disaster and triumph to remarkable stories of everyday life, discover the people and places that have made Halifax one of the most unique and captivating cities in North America! We will have transportation for those unable to walk. 

Be sure to register for this unique opportunity – space is limited!


Join all our wonderful exhibitors on the show days of Thursday June 15th and Friday June 16th to check out all they have to offer.  Tour all the vendors and participate in the Silent Auction for EESFC.

Nova Scotia Lobster Dinner Kitchen Party

This year we trade in our Gala clothes for a more traditional Nova Scotian Kitchen party.  Gather with your friends and enjoy a delectable Nova Scotian lobster dinner (with beef too) in a more casual setting.  Be sure to tap your feet to the upbeat music and feel free to bring an extra set of spoons to join in! What should I wear you say? We don’t care what you wear – we just want you to show up and have fun!

Halifax Harbour Cruise – Come Cruise the Seas!

Join us as we close out the convention with one last night full of Fun! Walk down to the water, board the boat and cruise the Halifax Harbour with your friends while enjoying delectable food and entertainment!

Education Sessions

We have some fabulous education sessions planned for you. Please see the program page for information on when the sessions take place.  A full explanation regarding the sessions can be found here: CECA Halifax Convention Education Sessions