When Lucas Pellegroms reached out to us with a request for proposal, it wasn’t the regular sales request we’re used to receiving. Lucas planned to get down on one knee and pop the question to the love of his life and needed our help to coordinate the details, and because we love a good love…

The culinary scene in Ottawa is thriving and putting the Nation’s Capital on the map as a notable gastronomic location in Canada. Ottawa is home to many award-winning restaurants with top Chefs who leverage the thousands of local farms in the Ottawa valley. DNA Live recognized this talent and decided to showcase Ottawa’s amazing food…

You’ve selected a date for your event, the venue is booked, and the details are coming together! Now you need people to attend your event – but how will you determine where your target market resides in a digital landscape? Our clients often ask us how they can increase their attendance, so our savvy marketing…

The Shaw Centre is gearing up for one of our busiest seasons of the year! We’re anticipating more than 60 events this fall with your annual favorites and some new events too. We’re planning events of all types and from a wide variety of industries; no matter what you’re into, we truly have events that…

The 56th Convention of International Firefighters kicked off at the Shaw Centre on Monday, August 8th, with over 2,200 attendees from regions over North America. This biannual event was held in Canada for the first time in 16 years and was a first for the Shaw Centre. The event’s theme was Commitment to Excellence which…

A group of Durham College students from the Event Planning program submitted a proposal to the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) North American Student Challenge and took home first place! The students were tasked with planning an event focused on combatting human trafficking. With the endless options of venues to be selected within the country,…

Undoubtedly, events have made a significant comeback to the Shaw Centre and the industry itself. However, the pandemic has been challenging and ultimately forced the events industry to change. Our event managers are in constant contact with our clients, collecting every detail to manage their events. We sat down with them to uncover current trends…

This year’s celebration felt extra special as we gathered in-person to recognize those who have dedicated their careers to the Shaw Centre. It was fantastic to see everyone, mix and mingling, as opposed little boxes featured on the video calls that we used to keep our business moving forward as much as it could over…

It’s been a busy month at Canada’s Meeting Place – the Shaw Centre hosting, meetings, conventions, tradeshows, weddings and even a dance competition. The versatility of events that come through our doors is truly incredible, and we love to take on the challenge each event presents. It’s safe to say events have made a steady…

More than just an iconic, often-photographed building in downtown Ottawa, Shaw Centre is in many ways a hub for our city and even for Canada as a whole. As one of the country’s most successful convention centres, it has continuously fulfilled its economic mandate while providing millions of memorable moments for guests and staff alike….

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