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Nina Kressler

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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.

6 Events you Need to Attend at the Shaw Centre this Fall

Published on September 22, 2022

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…

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International Firefighters Bring the Heat to the Shaw Centre

Published on August 26, 2022

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…

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Shaw Centre Selected as Venue in PCMA North American Student Challenge

Published on July 25, 2022

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,…

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Events are back … but are they different?

Published on June 27, 2022

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…

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