Barbara Tavares

Event Services Manager

Barbara comes to the Shaw Centre with an Event Management certificate from Ottawa’s Algonquin College, as well as a diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She is also trilingual and speaks Portuguese, French, as well as English. Barbara is a native of Brazil, originally from Campinas, Sao Paulo and moved to Canada 17 years ago. She recently spent a summer in Nice, France and returned home with an Intermediate French Language Certificate.

Barbara’s professional experience includes both conference and wedding planning. She previously held positions at Kennedy Events, specializing in wedding planning, EY Centre and Coaching Association of Canada, where she gained valuable experience into conference event planning, and Blackberry where she was awarded a Bronze Medal of Achievement for her creative event planning tactics.

Outside of work, Barbara enjoys travel and adventure. She’s a world traveler and has visited destinations such as Dubai, Portugal, Spain, and France. She’s even tested her limits with skydiving, driven through the dessert, and ridden camel back.