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Oct
16
2014

THE OTTAWA CONVENTION CENTRE AND SHAW COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

OTTAWA, October 16, 2014 – The Ottawa Convention Centre and Shaw Communications Inc. announced today a multi-year agreement that will see the award-winning downtown venue be named Shaw Centre, effective immediately.  More

Jul
09
2014

Ottawa Convention Centre Named Runner-up as “World’s Best Convention Centre”

Ottawa, July 9, 2014. Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) finished in a tie for second place for the title of World’s Best Convention Centre, an award handed out on July 1 by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC). The OCC was amongst 27...  More

May
12
2013

Ottawa Convention Centre added $101 million to Ottawa’s economy in 2012

OTTAWA, ON–May 13, 2013 The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) attracted 54,400 out of town visitors that boosted Ottawa’s economy by approximately $101 million in 2012, according to an economic impact study conducted by Ipsos Reid. Commissioned by OC...  More

Jan
30
2013

Ottawa Convention Centre Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

Ottawa Convention Centre – Canada’s Meeting Place has officially received LEED® Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council.  More

Oct
16
2012

Ottawa’s Newest Landmark Takes First Place Design-Build Award for CDBI

Ottawa – The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) has been named winner of the 10th annual Award of Excellence by the Canadian Design-Build Institute at the 2012 National Design-Build Conference, held this year from October 11-12 in St. John’s, Newfoundlan...  More

May
30
2012

Ottawa Convention Centre Achieves AIPC Quality Standards Gold Certification

Ottawa Convention Centre – Canada’s Meeting Place - has achieved AIPC Quality Standards Gold Certification with the successful completion of an audit by the designated external auditor for AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres). The OCC...  More

May
25
2012

And the People’s Choice Winner is… Canada’s Meeting Place

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s newest and most sophisticated meeting place has just been awarded the People’s Choice Award for favourite new building in Ontario. The Ontario Association of Architecture (OAA) presented Ritchard ...  More

Apr
13
2012

Canada’s Meeting Place celebrates first anniversary with impact… Economic Impact!

OTTAWA – Since the Ottawa Convention Centre opened its doors April 13, 2011, the new facility has hosted 562 events including 40 national and international conventions, including 2 national political conventions, Northern Lights 2012 and of course th...  More

Nov
25
2011

Ottawa Convention Centre is New Business of the Year

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s newest and most sophisticated meeting place, was presented with the New Business of the Year Award last evening at a gala event hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) at the F...  More

Nov
09
2011

Ottawa Convention Centre gets crEATive

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s newest and most sophisticated meeting place, is already well known for its exceptional food, but the creative team at OCC isn’t resting on their laurels. OCC gives our customers what they want, so...  More

Sep
20
2011

Canada’s Meeting Place Extends A Warm and Stylish Welcome

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s newest and most sophisticated meeting place, is welcoming unprecedented numbers of visitors - local, national and international - since opening in April 2011. It is vital that everyone receives a ...  More

Apr
18
2011

Convention Centre Gala Opens Canada's Newest Icon

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s most sophisticated conference facility, officially opened its doors today, marking a new era in the capacity of the nation’s capital to prosper on the world stage.  More

Apr
07
2011

New Convention Centre Means Jobs

The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s newest and most sophisticated meeting place, is preparing to open its doors – not only to residents of Ottawa and visitors from all over the world – but also to a new workforce.  More

Feb
03
2011

Culinary Innovation – The Cherry on Top of the New Ottawa Convention Centre

Known for his inventive approach to modern cuisine,the Ottawa Convention Centre has appointed world-class Executive Chef, Mr. Geoffrey Morden to lead the new centre’s culinary direction...  More

Jan
26
2011

Hiring Now - Join us at our Career Fair

Come to Lansdowne Park February 9th and 10th in Salon E. Do you share our vision…  More

Dec
23
2010

Ottawa needs this transparently unique building

Ottawa Citizen featured a story on what a remarkable engineering feat the new Ottawa Convention Centre is. Read this story and comments from a reader.  More

Oct
14
2010

Canada's Meeting Place Launches Innovative Grant Program

The “idea BUILDERS™ OCC Conference Grant Program” is a ground-breaking initiative designed to provide financial assistance...  More

Oct
01
2010

CANADA’S MEETING PLACE APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) is delighted to announce the arrival of our new Executive Chef...  More

Sep
27
2010

New Ottawa Convention Centre to Boost Economic Recovery

The economic impact of meetings booked to date between 2011 and 2015 at the new Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) has doubled since last year...  More

Aug
18
2010

Ottawa Convention Centre Makes Design and Construction History

Canada’s largest curved glass wall is about to go up at the new Ottawa Convention Centre...  More

Jul
14
2010

Ottawa Convention Centre Menus Now Available

Ottawa Convention Centre offers innovative menus that will showcase rich local Ottawa ingredients and cuisine. Built on the foundation of "Think Global-Dine Local" the new menus were designed...  More

Jun
21
2010

New Ottawa Convention Centre to Have Most Sophisticated Technology in Canada

The new Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) will have the most sophisticated Information Communication Technology program of any centre in Canada...  More

Mar
31
2010

Ottawa Citizen features OCC success in booking nearly 70 events

New facility won't be open until next spring, yet nearly 70 events have already been booked...  More

Mar
05
2010

Now Comes the Steel - and Lots of It

The placement of the tallest craine in the historty of Ottawa construction projects was a solid signal that...  More

Dec
01
2009

Ottawa Convention Centre attending EIBTM 2009

Ottawa Convention Centre and Ottawa Tourism will be attending EIBTM in Barcelona, Spain, December 1 through the 3rd. Visit Booth A300 if you are at this event to learn more about Canada's Meeting Place  More

Sep
28
2009

Towering Crane Erected at Ottawa Convention Centre Site

A brand new tower crane, standing 280 feet above the ground, has been installed at the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) site, marking a major milestone in the two-year long construction project.  More

Sep
25
2009

A 280 foot crane

A 280 foot crane will tower over Ottawa as the next phase of construction begins for the Ottawa Convention Centre. See it happen live now on our Webcam and watch the crane being erected over the next 4 days on the OCC construction site. This is cons...  More

Jun
12
2009

Sod Turning at the Ottawa Convention Centre Sends Sod Straight to the Recycle Bin

Construction of the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) began officially today with the tossing of aggregate concrete demolished from the old facility. The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, I...  More

Mar
09
2009

New Ottawa Convention Centre to Achieve LEED certification

When it opens in 2011, the new Ottawa Convention Centre will offer businesses, visitors and its staff an exceptional environmentally healthy and “green” meeting facility. Environmental sustainability was a major requirement of the winning proposal to...  More

Feb
12
2009

New Brand for the OCC Heralds Bold, New Marketing Strategy

OTTAWA – A bold, new visual identity to complement the iconic design of the new Ottawa Congress Centre (OCC) was unveiled today, reflecting new desired branding for the facility and an unprecedented marketing position in attracting conventions and ev...  More

Jan
01
2009

Creative Brief on the New Identity for the OCC

The Thinking behind the logo  More

Oct
22
2008

OCC Board Selects Preferred Proponent -- Work to Begin Imminently

Yesterday the Board of the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) selected the preferred proponent to demolish, design, build and finance the new convention centre that will rise up on the existing site. The proposal submitted by PCL Constructors and Brisbin...  More

Oct
01
2008

Backgrounder on the Preferred Proponent Redevelopment of the Ottawa Convention Centre

The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies working out of major offices in 29 locations across Canada, United States and the Bahamas. These companies form the largest general contracting organization in Canada and th...  More

Aug
15
2008

OCC Becomes Canada’s First Industry Member of International Convene Green Alliance

The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) has become Canada's first Founding Industry Member of the international Convene Green Alliance (CGA), a grass-roots industry initiative spearheaded by several high profile associations from around the world that asp...  More

Jun
16
2008

New Ottawa Convention Centre to Become a 'Green' Gem for Canada

When it opens in 2011, the new Ottawa Convention Centre will offer businesses, visitors and its staff an exceptional environmentally healthy and “green” meeting facility. A major requirement of the winning proposal to redevelop the convention centre ...  More

Jun
01
2008

Backgrounder - Environmental Leadership in the New Ottawa Convention Centre

The redevelopment of the new Ottawa Convention Centre will be a leading example of environmental innovation and sustainability that will project an image of a forward thinking venue delivering the best client services in the industry.  More

May
16
2008

Request for Proposals for New Convention Centre to Result in Architectural Gem in the City of Ottawa

Two major conglomerates have qualified to submit proposals to demolish the existing Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), and design, build, and finance a new state-of-the-art facility on the existing site.  More

Apr
18
2008

Unique Partnership with Ottawa Convention Centre Ensures Best Construction and Training

The construction program of the new Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) has resulted in the unprecedented establishment of a business partnership among the Building and Construction Trades Council, Algonquin College and the Board of the Ottawa Convention ...  More

Apr
04
2008

Ottawa's New Convention Centre Now Booking Conventions and Meetings for 2011 and Beyond

OTTAWA – The new Ottawa Convention Centre, set to open in April 2011, is now booking conventions and meetings in 2011 and beyond. With approximately 200,000 square feet of rentable space, the new Centre will accommodate multiple events concurrently a...  More

Feb
21
2008

Ottawa Convention Centre Becomes Canada’s First Industry Member of International Convene Green Alliance

The Board of the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) issued a formal search this week for qualified partners to demolish the existing site, and design, build and finance a new convention centre. The OCC Board will short list three partners responding to t...  More

Nov
28
2007

Ottawa Convention Centre Development Announcement Backgrounder

The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), an Operational Enterprise of the Government of Ontario, was built in 1983 to be an economic driver for the tourism industry in the National Capital Region and the Province of Ontario. It was built as part of the r...  More

Nov
07
2007

Ottawa Convention Centre Recruits New Vice-President with International Convention Marketing Expertise

The Ottawa Convention Centre has recruited a veteran and innovative sales and marketing specialist whose objective it is to attract more and larger national and international conventions and tradeshows to Ottawa in time for the 2011 opening of the re...  More

Sep
18
2007

Construction of the New Ottawa Convention Centre, Approved by Board

The Board of the Ottawa Convention Centre announced today it has approved a comprehensive plan for the complete redevelopment of its convention facility on Colonel By Drive following the demolition and closure of the existing building on August 31, 2...  More

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