President’s Blog

Nina Kressler, CEO And President of the Shaw Centre
Nina Kressler

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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.

Presidents Blog - Looking Back at 2019
A Look Back at 2019

Published on January 8, 2020

I sometimes wish we had a video camera set up by our main entrance so we could put a quick time lapse clip together of all the people who walk through Shaw Centre’s doors each year. In 2019, approximately 280,000 people spent time in our beautiful facility, venturing in from the national capital region, across…

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Shaw Centre opens its doors and its heart to the community

Published on December 3, 2019

Did you know that Shaw Centre (formally known as the Ottawa Convention Centre® Corporation) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, making it truly a public entity? You might think you have to book a room or event space to visit our facility, but, in fact, we welcome the public for lots of events….

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Sharing Experience and Insight

Published on October 31, 2019

Sharing experience and insight Have you ever wanted to know more about Nina Kressler and the experience she brings to her role as President and CEO of Shaw Centre? We’ve asked Nina to discuss her background and the skills she has been drawing upon for the past four and a half years to lead our…

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Expanded Light Rail Transit (LRT) adds to Shaw Centre’s accessibility

Published on September 24, 2019

I may be just a little bit biased, but I like to think of Shaw Centre as being one of the key hubs of the National Capital Region. The recent launch of the O-Train Confederation LRT line has greatly improved travel time for our city’s residents and visitors alike, and we’re delighted to have the…

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