International Women's Day

As a woman, mentoring other women is one of the opportunities in my career that brings me tremendous satisfaction and joy. I am proud of my continued success in an industry that is still very male-dominated at the executive level. When I was selected as the successful candidate to lead Shaw Centre after a nationwide…

Skating Rideau Canal

All kidding aside, I really do think winter is a terrific time to pay a visit to the nation’s capital. Contrary to popular belief, Ottawa is not the world’s coldest capital city (based on annual mean of the daily temperature) – that honour belongs to Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar. Nevertheless, we do get our share of cold…

Social Media

Our industry is constantly evolving, and when it comes to marketing and sales, this is particularly true. While establishing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with clients is just as important as ever, there are now myriad tools to connect with customers and the public. At Shaw Centre, we are working to harness the power of…

Presidents Blog - Looking Back at 2019

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…

Presidents Blog

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….

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…

NicholasPlacePhoto

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…

Outside sign + flags

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…

Handshake

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…

Parliament Foyer

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…

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