President’s Blog

Nina Kressler, CEO And President of the Shaw Center
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As one of Canada's leading executives in the hospitality industry, Nina shares her passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences as well as her opinions on key trends and how to stay relevant in the ever-changing landscape of meetings and events. A native of Halifax Nova Scotia, Nina's 25 years of experience with senior positions in hotel and convention centre management and in gaming and entertainment give her a unique perspective that she will share through this blog.

Living and working in interesting times

Published on February 9, 2018

  The old proverb, “may you live in interesting times” has often been regarded as both a blessing and a curse, implying that depending on one’s perspective, times of conflict or disorder may offer either more challenges or more benefits than those of peace and tranquility. It seems as though we are most certainly living…

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Shaw Centre the perfect destination for team building events

Published on January 11, 2018

  As any president or CEO can confirm, keeping staff engaged, motivated and inspired is a tricky thing. It’s something to which I pay particular attention in my role at Shaw Centre and I’m proud to say that as a team we feel we’re doing a pretty good job in this area. I’m also proud…

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Food and beverage services are an essential element of Shaw Centre’s success

Published on October 13, 2017

At Shaw Centre, we take great pride in our ability to attract and retain terrific employees. We have an excellent process in place to ensure we are casting our net wide enough to find the top people for our team. This process worked extremely well during our recent search for a new Executive Chef, leading…

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Celebrating diversity and inclusion at Shaw Centre

Published on September 5, 2017

Canada has long been known as a warm, welcoming country and these collective values also pervade many aspects of the hospitality industry. At Shaw Centre, this inclusionary spirit infuses our policies and practices of celebrating diversity, among both our guests and our colleagues. During Ottawa’s recent Pride Week festivities, we had the opportunity as a…

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