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.

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Shaw Centre offers great support to event planners

Published on March 21, 2017

It’s not hard to spot the differences between a well-planned event and one that appears to have been pulled together a little haphazardly. While both events may ultimately achieve their objectives, the one that runs smoothly and seamlessly is often more memorable, for all the right reasons. At Shaw Centre, we recognize that not everyone…

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Destination Marketing: Letting Ottawa Speak for Itself

Published on March 8, 2017

When I moved to Ottawa four years ago, one of the things that immediately made an impression was the abundance of green space all across the region. I can think of few cities where, during the course of the year, it’s easy to walk, cycle, ski or skate your way to a downtown office. Ottawa’s…

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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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