2020 Convocation


Event Details

Location and date:
Saint John February 1, 2020 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. AST

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Saint John Trade and Convention Centre
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6
t.:(506) 693-1327

The Saint John Trade & Convention Centre is the largest such facility in the Province of New Brunswick. With over 24,000 square feet of pillar free meeting space it consists of a 17,000 square foot ballroom, large foyer, six breakout rooms, a boardroom, and a welcome centre. With a capacity of 2300 people, it is the ideal venue for Trade Shows, Conventions, large or small meetings, social functions, fundraisers, concerts, or dance competitions. Its street access and large loading dock also make it ideal for product launches and vehicle exhibits.

In the summer of 2015 the latest phase of a 5 year refurbishment plan was completed. Carpeting, vinyl, softgoods and hardware were replaced, giving the Centre a vibrant and contemporary look. The Centre reopened in September to welcome the delegates of the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada National Conference. Saint John Trade & Convention Centre has recently hosted such distinguished and diverse events such as the East Coast Music Awards, The Canadian Country Music Awards, The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Conference, The Canadian Mental Health Association Convention, The National Healthcare Leadership Convention, TD Bank National Convention, to name a few. The Centre also functioned as the main hospitality centre ('The Patch) during the 2014 Ford Worlds Women Curling Chamionship. This year, in 2015, many National Associations such as CAUBO, Canadian Nuclear Society, The Canadian Wildlife Fedeeration, & the CFA called Saint John home for the duration of their events. Upcoming events are listed on this site.

The centre is managed by the Hilton Saint John. Our Group Service Managers will assist you in the planning process, while our catering team and on–site Event Technology partner (PSAV) will ensure that your food and beverage, and audio-visual requirements, are fully understood and delivered.

Convention and meeting delegates will have many attractions and entertainment options to choose from while in Saint John. Home of the world-renowned Reversing Falls, the "Fundy City" also has first-class dining, shopping, and recreational facilities such as the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Harbour Station, all linked to the Trade & Convention Centre by a climate-controlled pedway system known as the "Inside Connection."

Saint John has so much to offer your delegates!  Visit the Saint John Firefighters Museum, the Old Burial Ground, King's Square, Old City Market or Loyalist House.  See a blend of old and new at the New Brunswick Museum, located in the modern Market Square Complex.  Those with a passion for the arts can choose among many activities such as spending an evening at the beautifully restored Imperial Theatre or visiting one of our fine galleries.

 If your delegates enjoy the great outdoors, they can visit the Horticultural Gardens, Historic Trinity Royal, or Rockwood Park.  At Irving Nature Park, they can observe some of the many marine and winged species that rely on the magnificent Bay of Fundy, "one of the Marine Wonders of the World."  Clearly something for everyone.

The Inside Connection – Hotels, Dining Shopping & Entertainment Are Just Moments Away – INSIDE!
The Inside Connection Complex links over 450 guestrooms all within a 5 minute walk!  
For detailed information please download the information pamphlet.



Hilton Saint John
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6
t.:(506) 693-8484


Please contact:

Renée Dupuis-Leon, Coordinator, Professional Development and Member Events
Tel: (506) 830-3300
Email: rdupuisleon@cpanewbrunswick.ca