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.

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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Beyond Canada’s 150th: Shaw Centre a favoured destination in 2018

Published on September 5, 2017

All eyes have been on Ottawa for well over a year, thanks to the lead up to Canada’s big 150th birthday party on July 1st as well as numerous other commemorative events and activities taking place throughout the National Capital Region in 2017. At Shaw Centre, we have been tremendously proud to play a pivotal…

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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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