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.

Shaw Centre’s employees are the heart and soul of our organization

Published on June 27, 2017

You don’t get to be one of the top convention centres in the world without an amazing team that works in perfect synchronicity. We’re pretty proud of our success at Shaw Centre, having been named among the top 3 best convention centres in the world in 2014, based on customer surveys. On top of that,…

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Shaw Centre poised for most successful year to date

Published on June 13, 2017

I’m often asked what it’s like to come to work each day in one of the city of Ottawa’s most iconic buildings. My typical response is that yes, Shaw Centre is a gorgeous facility, but I see it as much more than that. In my role as president and CEO, I see Shaw Centre as…

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Global Market eyes Ottawa as an appealing event destination

Published on June 7, 2017

In the tourism and hospitality industry, location plays as important a role as timing. Today, as global events continue to impact the selection of destinations for international congresses of all sizes, Ottawa is ready to welcome the world and has a marketing strategy in place to make this happen. Canada’s capital has long been recognized…

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Partnerships are paramount at Shaw Centre

Published on May 26, 2017

While providing exceptional hospitality is the side of our business that is perhaps the most evident and memorable, Shaw Centre, like other event venues, wouldn’t be able to dazzle our clients if we didn’t first connect with them via our sales and marketing team. While booking events is one objective when we connect with existing…

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