Robert Young commended for success of Utility Arborist Association’s 11th International Symposium

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:15

Halifax, September 28 – Robert Young – Nova Scotia Power Inc.’s forestry manager - has received a Destination Halifax Ambassador Award for his contributions to the success of the Utility Arborist Association’s 11th International Symposium in Halifax.  

“Mr. Young’s enthusiasm for Halifax is contagious,” said Hélène Moberg, Executive Director, Sales, Destination Halifax. “He and his team generated excitement around Halifax as the symposium’s host destination, resulting in very high delegate turnout.”

The symposium took place at the World Trade and Convention Centre and attracted nearly 400 delegates from across Canada, the USA, Europe and South America. Discussions focused on environmental concerns and rights-of-way management. Participants spent time in downtown Halifax, the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia’s South Shore and Peggy’s Cove.

“Halifax offers a well-rounded conference experience,” said Mr. Young. “The city’s proximity to nature makes it easy for attendees to explore greater Nova Scotia.”

The Ambassador Program is an alliance of individuals and organizations who achieve economic growth for the Halifax region through the promotion of Halifax as a premier meetings and conventions destination. The program has been led by Destination Halifax since 2002.

About Destination Halifax

Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax's regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax region as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travellers.

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