Events East, operators of the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic, announced today, Oct. 24, they have secured Rogers Communications Canada to provide information and communications technology (ICT) services to support its operations.
Rogers will provide Internet, mobile, voice and networking connectivity services between the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Events East’s corporate offices. They will also provide the system to manage public and client Internet access.
“Rogers provides a state-of-the-art technology solution that meets the evolving needs of our business as we transition to our new Halifax Convention Centre,” said Carrie Cussons, President and CEO of Events East. ”They play a key role in ensuring that our team remains integrated through daily operations, helping to provide a seamless event experience for our guests.”
“Customers like Events East depend on our quality business solutions and reliable, worry-free network to increase productivity and provide a truly connected experience for all guests in their facilities,” said Bruce MacDougall, Atlantic Vice-President, Rogers. “That’s why we are committed to supporting the region’s business community through investments in our mobile network and with technology services that support how our customers work.”
Rogers was selected following a competitive procurement process that included an evaluation by members of the Events East team with expertise in networking solutions, event technology and operations. The estimated value of the contract is $825,000 over a five-year period.
The Halifax Convention Centre is part of the Nova Centre, a one-million square-foot, mixed-used development including a hotel, financial tower and retail space. It is the largest integrated development project in the province's history. The funding of the convention centre is shared between three levels of government, totaling $169.2 million.
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