Matthew Blackburn

Account Manager, Convention Sales

Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Matt relocated to Ottawa over 10 years ago. Before relocating, Matthew completed a business diploma from Seneca College and then furthered his education by obtaining a degree in communications at Wilfrid Laurier University. Matt brings over 20 years of experience in the service and hospitality industry, including 5 years as an Account Manager with a Toronto-based marketing company.

He played a role in opening restaurants in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Ottawa. Before joining Shaw Centre, Matthew was a vital part of the management team at Nordstrom. During his time there, Matthew developed his excellent customer service skills and a commitment to providing above and beyond experiences. Matt joined the team at the Shaw Centre in 2016 as a Local Sales Manager and worked his way up the ladder to his current position as National Account Manager specializing in SMURF and Corporate markets. His familiarity of the building and its operations makes him a knowledgeable seller who’s dealt with a roster of events.

Today, Matthew can apply his knowledge of both his business and management background when assisting you in planning your next event. When Matthew is not busy creating extraordinary events, you can catch him at the many live sporting events around the city or spending time with his family.