President’s Blog

Nina Kressler, CEO And President of the Shaw Centre

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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.

Winterlude in Ottawa remains a breath of fresh air

Published on February 14, 2019

February marks one of the busiest months in our calendar as we host a plenitude of conventions and conferences at the Shaw Centre. Just like we’ve seen in the years gone by, we saw an influx of out-of-town attendees at these events this year. These out-of-town visitations result in a substantial economic impact on countless…

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Guest Post: What’s cooking, pickling, and brewing in 2019 at the Shaw Centre

Published on January 17, 2019

Note: The following is a guest blog post prepared by Shaw Centre’s Executive Chef Patrick Turcot.   With a new year comes new expectations, predictions, and proposed trends in the food industry. My culinary team is constantly researching emerging flavour profiles, ingredients, presentation styles and dietary elements, so although it’s a time of year where…

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Guest Post: Spirit of the season shines brightly at Shaw Centre

Published on December 4, 2018

Note: The following is a guest blog post prepared by Shaw Centre’s Senior Account Manager – National Convention Sales, Corporate, Delia Lapensée. I’ve been working in the meeting, convention and trade show world for nearly 20 years and in this time, I’ve enjoyed every opportunity ensuring clients execute the event of their dreams. As Shaw…

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Customer needs, big or small, are always a top priority at the Shaw Centre

Published on November 7, 2018

Shaw Centre recently hosted the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) 2018 National Conference from October 24-26. Various, experienced industry professionals were in attendance of this event so we used this opportunity to share with them our current customer service enhancements and ask them what other ideas they would like to see. Shaw Centre’s current,…

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