Shaw Centre interior
22 - 23


The CANTREX PrimeTime is a 3-day event that brings together independent retailer members, vendor-partners and industry leaders from across the country - in the furniture, appliance, bedding, connected home, consumer electronics, photography, floor covering, outdoor cooking, outdoor power and service industries - for an impressive buying show, inspiring retail conferences, relevant business education courses, and valuable networking opportunities.

An event unmatched for:

“Cash Back” savings and show specials.
New product exhibits and vendor training sessions.
Educational sessions from industry authorities.
Best-in class speakers, informative conferences, round table discussions.
First-rate member service offerings.
Exclusive marketing & merchandising solutions.
Opportunities to connect with industry experts, major vendors and retailers in similar industries.

Join us to see how you can maximize your company’s impact in your marketplace and empower yourselves with the right tools to grow your business!

Sunday September 22, 2019 - Monday September 23, 2019

3 - 5

Canadian Stroke Congress

Co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Consortium, the Canadian Stroke Congress is a unique forum for experts to share the latest research findings, exchange ideas, and make the connections which will change the future of stroke. It brings together researchers, physicians, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, policy-makers, health system decision-makers and many others in an unprecedented opportunity to improve the brain health of Canadians.

Thursday October 3, 2019 - Saturday October 5, 2019


EASI-TOC, SECRET/TOP-SECRET & TEMPO-2 Opportunistic Meeting




Vanessa Dizonno

Research Manager

604-875-4111 x 67814

Thursday October 3, 2019
12:00 - 13:00


The 6th Annual Private School Expo

You have questions, of course— And your answers are here, at the must-attend Private School EXPO at the Shaw Centre. It’s important to attend. Here’s why - To start, not all private schools are the same. In fact, many are fundamentally different from your preconceived ideas. Your choices have evolved dramatically and you have new options regarding affordable tuition fees and financing. At the Expo, you’ll meet reps from many private and independent schools. Come, talk with these innovative educators who’ve broken the mold of the old stereotypes. They are career professionals dedicated to developing your kids’ greatest potential.

Sunday October 6, 2019
12:00 - 04:00


35th Annual Housing Design Awards Gala

Join us on Saturday, October 20th, where we will celebrate our industry’s successes in innovation, quality of design and construction. We are excited to announce that TV personality and comedian, James Cunningham, has been confirmed as host of our 35th anniversary celebration. For more information about the gala, click here.

Sunday October 20, 2019
05:30 - 23:55



24 - 27

Leadership: Courage Required

It takes courage to be a leader and a follower. It takes courage to be innovative, to assess the effectiveness of one’s work and research, and to discuss what went right and what went wrong. It takes courage to be a mentor, a teacher, and a student. No matter what your pathway is, no matter what your work, courage comes into play. See the link for conference registration details, here.


Thursday October 24, 2019 - Sunday October 27, 2019


The Grand Casino

Welch LLP & The Welch Legacy Foundation present the 4th annual Grand Casino in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, from 7-11PM at the Shaw Centre in the panoramic Trillium Ballroom. The Grand Casino will raise funds to support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Cancer Coaching, and programs like Back to Work, which provide the education and support needed to transition back into the workplace after undergoing cancer treatment.

  • *NEW* Masquerade theme
  • Casino games (blackjack, poker, horse racing, roulette, craps and more!)
  • 500+ attendees from Ottawa's business community
  • Tons of great prizes
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cocktail attire
  • Live DJ

Friday October 25, 2019

2 - 5

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) brings together the Canadian cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. This is an ideal opportunity for researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, and trainees at all stages of their career to hear the latest developments in Canadian cancer research and network across research disciplines.

Saturday November 2, 2019 - Tuesday November 5, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:30am - 7:00pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:30am - 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:30am - 1:00pm




Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala

Celebrating 25 years of Habitat Greater Ottawa! On November 2, 2019, join us at the Shaw Centre for an unforgettable 25th Anniversary celebration in support of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa. This cornerstone event features live and silent auctions brought to you by Givergy Canada's interactive technology, live entertainment, special presentations and more.

The Gala provides wonderful networking potential, with some of Ottawa’s top builders, developers, tradespeople, and industry leaders in attendance – you may even spot some local celebrities! Beyond networking, this event provides your company the opportunity to position yourself as a community leader who supports Habitat Greater Ottawa’s mission to provide local families access to affordable homeownership. All funds raised at this year’s Gala will support Habitat Greater Ottawa’s operations for 2020, which includes a new exciting development project in central Ottawa.

Saturday November 2, 2019
06:00PM - 11:00PM


$200 before September 1st


Cancer: Piecing the Puzzle Together Community Event

The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) will be hosting a community event, Cancer: Piecing the Puzzle Together on the afternoon of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Members of the community will be invited to join the CCRA for a family-friendly afternoon to learn about cancer, cancer research, the impact of cancer research happening in Canada, the successes of cancer research investments thus far and learn about the future of cancer research.

Saturday November 2, 2019
12:30 - 16:30


14 - 17

Signatures Show

Signatures Show is the National Capital’s premier holiday shopping event, a gathering of the finest talents of the Canadian Handmade community in a landmark destination. Returning to the Shaw Centre, Signatures Show features over 180 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers interacting with shoppers in a unique marketplace, with their works on display for your admiration and inspiration. With an array of quality Canadian handcrafted products available, including fashion, home décor, natural body care, fine art, stunning jewelry, and specialty foods, it is a truly unforgettable affair for all to behold.

Thursday November 14, 2019 - Sunday November 17, 2019




Canada Revenue Agency Recruitment Event

Canada Revenue Agency hiring managers will be conducting interviews on site and will available to speak about career opportunities with you! #CRARecruitmentEvent

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Friday November 15, 2019
13:00 - 19:00


Hope in the City – Leadership Lunch

Hope in the City, the official kick off to The Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising season, raises funds to support critical programs and services in our community and beyond.  It brings together local business leaders, donors, friends, political decision makers, and influential community members to celebrate the achievements of the past year and highlights the impacts made possible with the help and compassion of our donors and partners in the Ottawa area.

Wednesday November 20, 2019

22 - 24

Ottawa Cannabis Expo

Industry Day - November 22nd, 2019. Join the Cannabis Expo for an exclusive luncheon featuring Canada's leading cannabis experts. Have your questions answered and join discussions on what’s next and new in the Canadian Cannabis industry for 2020. This interactive forum includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

 Ottawa Cannabis Expo -November 23rd & 24th. With the advancement of legalization, the Cannabis Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding industry. Join industry leaders from across Canada in an interactive forum educating on the latest technology, research and benefits of cannabis. Don’t miss comprehensive networking opportunities while exploring industry related exhibits as we build the foundation for the future of Cannabis in Canada.

Friday November 22, 2019 - Sunday November 24, 2019


Tea and Tiaras

Ottawa's inaugural Tea & Tiaras will be an elegant afternoon tea event that raises awareness and funds in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada in Ottawa. This decadent gathering of mothers, daughters, aunties, grandmothers, cousins, friends and colleagues is an inspiring event you don’t want to miss!

Sunday November 24, 2019

18 - 19

Capital Wedding Show

Your dream wedding starts here! Capital Wedding Show gathers the best of Ottawa’s Wedding Industry under one roof for the ultimate wedding planning weekend. The best way to get your planning started is to meet potential wedding professionals face-to-face. Share your vision for your big day and let our exhibitors make your dreams come true.

Saturday January 18, 2020 - Sunday January 19, 2020

28 - 29

The Travel and Vacation Show

Touring The Travel and Vacation Show will give valuable information on over 60 international destinations as well as over 40 Canadian exhibits from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and The North West Territories. There will be over 190 travel and vacation exhibits to experience. You will gain first-hand knowledge from representatives of tour companies, tourist boards, resorts, cruise lines and adventure vacation destinations.

Saturday March 28, 2020 - Sunday March 29, 2020

18 - 19

The National Women’s Show

The National Women's Show features exclusive products at hundreds of exhibits. Sample delicious food and wine, get tips on healthy living, indulge in free mini makeovers, watch cooking demos, and find fun travel ideas! See the hottest styles and incredible fashions on the catwalk from the best brands and local designers.

Saturday April 18, 2020 - Sunday April 19, 2020

21 - 23

Health and Fitness Show – Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The Health and Fitness Expo is a 2.5 day affair that attracts exhibitors from all over North America. The Expo is Canada’s largest, featuring over 100 retailers, and attracting over 60,000 people each year. The Expo is free to enter and open to the public. The Expo is also the site of Race Kit Pick-Up.

Thursday May 21, 2020 - Saturday May 23, 2020

21 - 23

IEEE Sections Congress

IEEE Sections Congress is a triennial gathering of Section leadership sponsored by the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board. An event that includes four days of working sessions and networking, Sections Congress involves hundreds of delegates from all ten Regions. At Congress, they learn how to utilize the resources of IEEE to maximize their effectiveness as IEEE volunteer leaders. Workshop, panel, and tutorial sessions are held on topics of interest to the Sections. Sections Congress is the one major meeting sponsored by IEEE that brings together the grassroots leadership of IEEE so that they can share ideas, concerns, and solutions.

Friday August 21, 2020 - Sunday August 23, 2020