Meetings & Conventions PEI welcomes the first large convention of 2019 with Holstein Canada’s National Holstein Convention. Almost 900 members are registered for this annual convention and Meetings & Conventions PEI is ready to greet them with its “Big Fish in a Small Pond” program.
“We find that the complimentary Big Fish in a Small Pond program, a partnership between the City of Charlottetown and Meetings & Conventions PEI, is a great way to welcome delegates and make them feel special from the time they set foot on the Island,” Says Susan Freeman, Executive Director of Meetings & Conventions PEI. “There are advantages associated with the province’s small size and we can provide in-person greetings, welcome signage and streetlight banners and offers encouraging delegates to come prior to the conference or stay later and experience even more Island hospitality.”
From registration on April 24 to the Master Breeder Gala on April 27, the convention organizing committee has developed a program to showcase the Island’s beauty, food, entertainment and, of course, our Holstein breeders and cow families. Besides the annual general meeting, highlights include a Holstein show and sale, farm tours and even an “illegal” Prohibition Ball.
“We are really looking forward to NHC 2019 on PEI,” said Convention Chair, Chris MacBeath. “Our local planning committee has worked so hard to put together a program to showcase Island food, entertainment and our local Holstein breeders. If attending members have even half as much fun at the convention than we had planning it, it should be a resounding success.”
The Young Leaders Convention Program gives industry leaders aged 19 to 30 the opportunity to connect with other youth from across the country and engage in activities revolving around the Holstein breed.
“We set attendance records in 2007 when PEI first hosted the National Holstein Convention, a record that still stands today,” said MacBeath. “This year we hope to set an even higher record. We are confident this will be the best convention yet.”
Meetings & Conventions PEI is a non-profit organization focused on marketing the province of Prince Edward Island as a meeting and convention destination worldwide.
Convention Planning Committee (l-r) Chris MacBeath, Amy Bysterveldt,
Deanna Remond, Jon Raymond Dykstra, Rayanne Frizzell, and Lora Bender