Samuel Associates Halifax
Citadel Reception

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, from 5 PM - 7 PM


Event Overview

Samuel Associates, in collaboration with our partners and sponsors, warmly invites all DEFSEC Atlantic delegates to the Annual Halifax Citadel Reception.
Join us for an Open Bar Reception at the Halifax Citadel on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 from 5 PM to 7 PM.

The venue for the Annual Halifax Citadel Reception is the historic Halifax Citadel, an iconic landmark overlooking the picturesque city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This historic fortification provides a stunning backdrop for the evening, combining a sense of tradition and heritage with the modern focus on maritime defence and innovation. One of the highlights of the evening will be the live performances by the renowned 78th Highlanders.

Guests attending the reception can look forward to an engaging program that includes speeches from our partner Millbrook First Nation, industry leaders, event sponsors, and members of the National Naval Reserve Monument Association. These speeches will touch upon the importance of maritime defence and the need for collaborative efforts to ensure its strength and effectiveness in our Time.

Throughout the evening, delegates will have the opportunity to connect with industry peers, forge new relationships, and engage in meaningful conversations. The event aims to foster a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration within the maritime defence community, recognizing the power of partnerships and shared goals.

Additionally, the Annual Halifax Citadel Reception offers a chance for our sponsors to showcase their commitment to the industry. Their contributions not only support the event but also help further the goals of the National Naval Reserve Monument Association. Sponsors will have the opportunity to engage with attendees, showcase their products and services, and establish themselves as leaders in the field.

As the evening unfolds, guests will have the chance to explore the historic Halifax Citadel, taking in its grandeur and immersing themselves in its rich history. The venue provides an ideal setting for conversations, networking, and the forging of connections that extend beyond the event itself.

Our Featured Event Charity

The reception holds great significance, as it not only promotes networking and business opportunities but also supports a worthy cause. This year, the featured charity is the National Naval Reserve Monument Association, an organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the history of the Naval Reserve. By highlighting the charity's mission and involvement, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for their noble cause.

This year we will be celebrating the successful fundraising campaign to revitalize the National Naval Reserve Monument in Ottawa and mark the centennial of the founding of Canada’s Naval Reserve.

Shuttle buses will be provided to assist with transportation to and from the Halifax Convention Centre to the Citadel.

We look forward to welcoming you on 3 October, 2023 at 5:00 PM!

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Highlights From Our 2023 Halifax Citadel Reception