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Inspired People Creating Extraordinary Events

Voted the “Best Client-Rated Convention Centre In The World” by the AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres), the Shaw Centre is eager to exceed your expectations.

Our blog is your source for timely industry insights and overviews of some of the extraordinary events that happen here at the Shaw Centre, Canada’s Meeting Place.

Shaw Centre Blog

Shaw Centre Exterior View

Oct 30, 2023

Sustainable Events: A Green Perspective from the Shaw Centre

In an age where environmental awareness is taking the spotlight, the Shaw Centre in Ottawa stands out as a symbol of sustainability in the events industry.

Rideau Centre

Sep 6, 2023

The Ultimate Ottawa Shopping & Tourism Tips for Conference Attendees

Ottawa's downtown is bustling with various shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions waiting for you to discover! Ottawa Tourism and CF Rideau Centre have great programs for conference attendees to receive discounts and gifts for select businesses.

Aug 25, 2023

The Transformative Impact of International Conferences at the Shaw Centre

In the heart of downtown Ottawa stands a hub of knowledge exchange, innovation, and networking - the Shaw Centre. Far more than just a convention facility, the Shaw Centre plays a pivotal role in shaping economic landscapes, fostering industry growth

Jul 25, 2023

Finding Artistic Inspiration at The Shaw Centre

The Shaw Centre is not only a hub for business events but also houses a stunning collection of art pieces waiting to be discovered. From paintings to sculptures, the art within the Shaw Centre is definitely worth exploring during your next event.

Jun 27, 2023

Shaw Centre Sponsors Indigenous Experience at Mādahòkì Farm

The MPI Ottawa June Bash and Volunteer Appreciation Event was held on June 20th at Mādahòkì Farm. It was the last MPI event for the 2022/2023 season. The night was full of fun and educational content, as well as networking opportunities for the MPI

painting on windows

Jun 15, 2023

Shaw Centre Embraces Pride Month with Local Artist

We are thrilled to showcase an incredible art piece created by the talented Anthony Leger in honor of Pride Month. His stunning work can be found on our windows in the Colonel By Foyer North and will be displayed throughout the summer months.

May 30, 2023

Shaw Centre Gives Back with Dress for Success

With spring in full bloom, our team decided this was the perfect time to purge our closets and give back to the community. Shaw Centre partnered with a local organization, Dress for Success, which helps empower women to achieve economic independence

A seating area with two small tables

Apr 26, 2023

Groupe ABP – Industry Leaders in Event Décor

As event professionals, we strive to create memorable events that stand out and engage our attendees. Many details should be considered when planning an event, but any good planner knows an important element of any event is the décor.

Stacey Martin poses next to a fashion mannequin.

Feb 17, 2023

Black Owned Businesses to Support During Your Next Conference

February is Black History Month. It’s a time to recognize Black Canadians and educate ourselves about their history, their successes and honour their achievements. This year the theme for Black History Month is “ours to tell,” which reminds us...