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.

The Perks of Having a Great Destination Marketing Partner

Published on February 22, 2017

I’m extraordinarily proud of our Marketing and Sales team here at the Shaw Centre. Due in large part to their efforts, the Centre has hosted more than 2000 events for local, national and international guests since its opening, and recently picked up a prestigious accolade for the Best Marketing Initiative of the Year at the…

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Delicious Possibilities at Shaw Centre’s crEATe Kitchen

Published on January 31, 2017

Whether you’re planning a small event or a large convention, Shaw Centre has meeting and activity rooms of almost every size and configuration. But did you know that we’re also home to one of Ottawa’s most flexible and innovative event spaces? Shaw Centre’s crEATe Kitchen is a boutique-style studio offering myriad interactive possibilities to help…

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measuring scoops of gluten free flours (almond, coconut, teff, flaxseed meal, whole rice, brown rice, buckwheat) wit a text in letterpress wood type
Shaw Centre’s culinary team excels at accommodating special dietary requests

Published on January 18, 2017

At Shaw Centre, we take the true meaning of the word hospitality very seriously. We want every guest to feel welcome, and try to meet every special request with a smile, followed by a yes. This is particularly true when it comes to accommodating dietary requests, when saying no is simply not an option for…

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Shaw Centre to play key role in 2017 celebrations

Published on January 4, 2017

Both national and international spotlights will be on the entire Ottawa region next year when our country celebrates its 150th birthday. As Canada’s meeting place, Shaw Centre will play an important role in many of the 2017 festivities. While we are always grateful for our partnerships with the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism, we…

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