June 6–7, 2019HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada

The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference on Wednesday June 5 to Friday June 7, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector, including, but not limited to, Marine Defence, Marine Energy, Marine Observation, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Marine Tourism and Marine Transportation.


The H2O Conference is an ideal event to engage with the ocean technology industry. The conference will include: an ocean industry showcase, international delegates, research, development and commercialisation presentations, networking events and the oceans gala dinner. This year’s conference will also include a day of on-water demos at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE). The H2O conference takes place Wednesday June 5 at COVE and Thursday, June 6 and Friday June 7, 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre.


The H2O Conference will feature presentations from industry experts and Government departments on the following topics:

Ocean Energy

Skills and Workforce

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Upcoming Canadian Marine Projects and Procurements

Autonomous Systems

Check back for more details.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
COVE on water demos
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Opening Remarks
9:15am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Networking Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Networking Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pre-Gala Dinner Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gala Dinner

Friday, June 7, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
Conference ends
This schedule was last updated: March 11, 2019.


Member rates apply to OTCNS members.

COVE On-water Demo Day

June 5, 2019

Register:   $25*

Conference Registration

June 6 & 7, 2019

Register:   $250* (member)   |   $350* (non-member)
Includes: access to presentations, B2B meetings, industry showcase, lunch and a ticket to the gala dinner.
Students: free — Students must show valid ID; student entry excludes gala dinner.

Day Rate

Day Rate:   $150* (member)   |   $200* (non-member)
Includes: access to presentations, B2B meetings, industry showcase and lunch.

Industry Showcase Exhibit Booth

Booth:   $500* (member)   |   $600* (non-member)
Includes: one ticket to the gala dinner and access to presentations, B2B meetings and lunch plus attendance at the COVE On-water Demo Day June 5 event for two people. As an exhibitor you may purchase up to two additional gala dinner tickets for $75* each.

All exhibitors receive the following: 10'  x 10'  booth space · Pipe and drape consisting of 8'  high back wall and 3'  high side walls · One skirted 6'  table · Internet access. Please note: power is not provided, but is available at an additional cost of $125*.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner Individual Ticket:   $125* (member)  |   $150* (non-member)
Please note, if you purchase a full conference pass or exhibit booth, one gala dinner ticket is included with your registration.

Gala Dinner Table of 10:   $1,250* (member)   |   $1,500* (non-member)

*All fees are subject to 15% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

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The H2O Conference Partnership Program provides an array of opportunities to organizations and corporations to allow you to select the benefits to best suit your organizational objectives. The H2O conference partnership benefits maximize organizational visibility to your target audience and provide various onsite and online promotional opportunities. As we continue to develop and establish the 2018 conference, cultivating a relationship with partners will be vital to a successful event. Please see our partnership package.


Halifax offers 4,500 guest rooms in the heart of downtown Halifax.
Most of these accommodations are within walking distance of the Halifax Convention Centre.

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