For events big or small there is a great go to location in the heart of downtown. Ottawa is proud to be home of a truly extraordinary meeting destination.
Name: Centre Shaw Centre
Company: Ottawa Convention Centre Corporation
Sum up what you do in 5 words: Inspired People Creating Extraordinary Events
The one thing you couldn’t live without on event day: Our team of dedicated professionals. From the front office to the back of the house, through the kitchens and serving teams to staging and technology – Shaw Centre colleagues are united in their commitment to make every event successful and memorable.
One piece of advice for your clients: There’s no such thing as ‘too planned out’. From a massive convention to a small meeting, the combination of details and the big picture is what works.
Favourite trend: Organic, local, and environmentally friendly – from food to clothes to décor, supporting local is a big boost to the community.
Favorite event moment (big or small): It’s exciting to see all the planning pay off in a span of one to a few days. We spend over a year – sometimes more – planning these events and to finally see everything happen is a big moment and feels rewarding.
Interesting little known fact about yourself: The decorative wood paneling throughout all levels of the centre is known as “The Wall of Three Rivers” – made entirely from reclaimed wood from the Rideau, Ottawa, and Gatineau rivers.
Anything else you want to share: Shaw Centre is an architectural icon in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada’s capital. With 192,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, it is ideal for conventions, meeting, trade and consumer shows, galas, receptions, banquets, and entertainment. Within walking distance of national sights, historic landmarks and over 6,000 hotel rooms, Shaw Centre is an easy 20-minute commute from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.