President’s Blog

Nina Kressler, CEO And President of the Shaw Centre

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delivering excellence

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.

Busy 2018 at Shaw Centre an economic boon for Ottawa

Published on July 10, 2018

The process of identifying and pursuing opportunities in the convention business is an extraordinarily detailed and time consuming one. In fact, it can often take many months of work to develop and deliver a winning proposal. As a result, we are grateful for, and celebrate, every piece of business we land. To have Shaw Centre…

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Mentorship on the menu in Shaw Centre’s Kitchen

Published on June 4, 2018

Note: The following is a guest blog post prepared by Shaw Centre’s Executive Chef Patrick Turcot, sharing  news of an exciting mentorship project with which he is was recently engaged in the Centre’s bustling kitchen.   Every year, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international association of gastronomy dedicated to connecting those who share a love of…

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When networking and social networks come together

Published on April 9, 2018

Social media has never been as prevalent as it is now. Staying connected by way of these two-way communication platforms is a daily custom for many and we’re more tuned in than ever. We live in a world fixed on the present and capturing every moment; when we’re doing something interesting we want to share…

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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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