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  • Wow your guests with unique convention layouts

    The meetings industry has come a long way since the world’s first official convention bureau was established in Detroit in 1896. Slide presentations given in darkened rooms set up with theatre-style seating is used less frequently today as groups continue to embrace the benefits of interactive sessions and smaller-group breakouts for more robust networking. Our...

  • SHAW CENTRE, DANDURAND WINES AND PELEE ISLAND WINERY ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

    Dandurand Wines and Pelee Island Winery appointed as the Official Wine Partners of the Shaw Centre in a three-year supply contract commencing June 2019. The Shaw Centre, Dandurand Wines and Pelee Island Winery announced a three-year partnership today that will provide conference attendees with world class selection of wines from Dandurand and wines from Canada’s...

  • Shaw Centre at the heart of Ottawa Race Weekend

    Recognized by Canadian Running magazine as one of the best race weekends anywhere, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend draws runners and spectators from across the globe. The marquee event, the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon – which celebrated its 45th anniversary this year – is Canada’s largest and fastest marathon, consistently eliciting high praise from all participants. But...

  • Shaw Centre hosts delicious gala in support of Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

    Many think of Shaw Centre as a place where local, national and international business and political events are held, but so much more happens here. From industry events to trade shows to social gatherings, our facility is perennially popular thanks to its flexibility and convenient location. Many times each year, we are extremely proud to...

  • Testing….testing….1, 2, 3: How to avoid audio-visual mishaps

    Shaw Centre’s Account Manager, Amanda Munroe has been in the business of selling events for several years. She believes if great audio/visual (A/V) services can make a meeting shine, then it’s easy to see why not paying enough attention to A/V might mean your event could fail to achieve its objectives. Based on Amanda’s years...

  • Shaw Centre wins prestigious meeting industry Influencer Award

    Shaw Centre was honoured to receive prestigious recognition at the recent Global Meetings Industry (GMID) Awards ceremony. The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) award program is designed to recognize people or organizations outside the direct industry which have supported the development of meetings and conventions or the development of policy and programs impacting the industry. Each Canadian...