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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

Feb 14, 2024

Previewing the Third Edition of the Ottawa Black Business Expo

As February commemorates Black History Month, we eagerly await the 3rd Edition of the Ottawa Black Business Expo, set to take place at the Shaw Centre on April 14th.

Rideau Canal Skateway

Jan 30, 2024

Embrace the Chill: Unleashing Fun at Winterlude 2024

Winter in Ottawa is a magical time, and the top hat on this snowman is undoubtedly the annual Winterlude festival. As the capital of Canada, Ottawa transforms into a winter wonderland during this annual celebration, attracting locals and visitors ali

Conference Attendees walking toward escalator

Dec 21, 2023

A Year in Review of Unforgettable Events at the Shaw Centre

As we reflect on the past year, the Shaw Centre has played host to a diverse array of events, making it the busiest year since the reopening of our building in 2011.

Shaw Centre team stands infront of Christmas tree in patching pastel blue outfits and Shaw Centre toques

Nov 30, 2023

Shaw Centre Participates in Trees of Hope

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than by immersing oneself in the enchanting world of Fairmont Chateau Laurier's Trees of Hope.

Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser on stage with 2 large screens on either side

Nov 30, 2023

Empowering Leadership: A Deep Dive into The Art of Leadership for Women at Shaw Centre

Nestled within the vibrant heart of Ottawa, the Shaw Centre recently became the epicenter of inspiration as it hosted The Art of Leadership for Women on Monday, November 27, 2023. Canada Hall was abuzz with the energy of approximately 900 attendees.

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.

People laughing in a circle on 2nd Floor of the Shaw Centre

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

"The Colour of Unity" painting

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.