President’s Blog

Nina Kressler, CEO And President of the Shaw Centre
Nina Kressler

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delivering excellence

As one of Canada's leading executives in the hospitality industry, Nina shares her passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences as well as her opinions on key trends and how to stay relevant in the ever-changing landscape of meetings and events. A native of Halifax Nova Scotia, Nina's 25 years of experience with senior positions in hotel and convention centre management and in gaming and entertainment give her a unique perspective that she will share through this blog.

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Sustainability always on the menu at Shaw Centre

Published on August 29, 2019

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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Shaw Centre carefully curating strategic partnerships

Published on July 18, 2019

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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Challenges lead to positive change

Published on June 19, 2019

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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What they don’t teach you at event management school

Published on April 24, 2019

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…

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