Go Congress!


The Go Congress! program offers the opportunity for representatives from various Canadian sport organizations to attend Sport Events Congress 2018 taking place in Halifax on a complimentary basis

Costs such as transportation, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and Congress registration fees are covered by the program partners – CSTA and Halifax and WestJet.  Participation in the Go Congress! program is offered by invitation only and is limited to representatives from sport organizations who will participate as events rights holders in the Sport Events Exchange element of the Congress and meet the eligibility requirements and program conditions as outlined below.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Go Congress! program you must:

  • Be invited by CSTA to participate*. The invite list is at the sole discretion of the CSTA. This special offer is available on a first come, first served basis and the CSTA reserves the right to limit the number of representatives from each organization.
  • Be a national sport organization or multi-sport organization recognized by Sport Canada (or have not-for-profit status) OR be a Nova Scotia provincial sport organization** affiliated with Sport Nova Scotia.
  • Own the rights to events (such as competitions/championships, conferences, training camps, AGMs, special events, conferences, etc) that are open to accepting bids from cities and municipalities who are interested in hosting sport-related events in their communities OR have an interest in bidding on future sporting events and bringing them to Nova Scotia.

*To request an invitation from CSTA and Halifax, please contact Kelly Weiss at sec@canadiansporttourism.com.

** Representatives from PSOs affiliated with Sport Nova Scotia are eligible for complimentary registration courtesy of the Government of Nova Scotia, however, no travel subsidies or accommodations will be offered.  To request an invitation, please contact Kelly Weiss at sec@canadiansporttourism.com.

Program Conditions

If you are eligible to participate in the Go Congress! program and are interested in attending the Congress, you must commit to

  1. participating in all elements of the Congress as noted on the official schedule of events
  2. travel as per the travel options offered by the program partners
  3. provide one or more event profiles to CSTA that will be used to create an event directory for future events open for bid (details to be provided).

Failure to comply with the program conditions will make you ineligible and your participation in the Go Congress! program will be revoked.

How to Participate

If you have been invited to participate in the Go Congress! program or feel you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Kelly Weiss at sec@canadiansportourism.com for details and instructions on how to #meeteast!