Get to Know our CEO

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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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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Today, more than ever before, event planners are looking for venues that are actively working to reduce their carbon footprint. We have a bit of a head start in this regard as when Shaw Centre was being designed, a commitment to sustainable operations was one of the key principles. So too was a strategy to…

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As one of the most frequently-photographed buildings in the nation’s capital, Shaw Centre is used to attracting a lot of attention. Beyond those who visit us for hundreds of events large and small each year, we also receive a lot of requests for sponsorship. While we appreciate that there are so many great causes to…

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After all the excitement of 2017 which saw Ottawa at the epicentre of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, many hospitality-related businesses – including Shaw Centre – wondered if the national capital region would experience a post-party letdown. I’m pleased to say that we have risen to the challenge of keeping Ottawa on everyone’s radar, succeeding in…

There are many paths that can lead to a successful career in event planning or event management. Some people enter the field with backgrounds in communications or marketing, while others pursue programs of study to prepare them for work in this fast-paced, dynamic industry. At Shaw Centre we are fortunate to have an in-house team…

It is the years of absolute dedication and selfless commitment of our amazing team that has made it possible for Shaw Centre to remain one of the top convention centres in the world. Being named a runner-up for the title of World’s Best Convention Centre in 2014, a prestigious award handed out by the International…

If I was asked to give an extremely brief presentation to motivate the team at Shaw Centre, it would consist of just one sentence: “Everyone is in sales.” The best part? Everyone would know exactly what I mean. From the moment when they make their first impression based on appearance to when a guest first…

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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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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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