The Shaw Centre is Canada’s Meeting Place.
In The Heart of Ottawa.

Welcome to Ottawa’s Shaw Centre. Experience one of Canada’s most renowned convention centres. Known for our attention to detail, extensive resources, and customer service focused staff, we make it our mission to elevate your events, conventions, and trade shows. Are you ready for an unforgettable Shaw Centre experience?

The Shaw Centre is Canada’s Meeting Place.
In The Heart of Ottawa.

Welcome to Ottawa’s Shaw Centre. Experience one of Canada’s most renowned convention centres. Known for our attention to detail, extensive resources, and customer service focused staff, we make it our mission to elevate your events, conventions, and trade shows. Are you ready for an unforgettable Shaw Centre experience?

The Centre of Togetherness

The Shaw Centre Ottawa has everything you need to make your event a success. Our staff, our spaces, our world-class food & beverage, and our vision are all focused on bringing your event, convention, meeting, or gathering to life. We are a fully outfitted convention centre, ready to seamlessly host events of all sizes. You are in expert hands at the Shaw Centre in the heart of Canada’s capital.

Shaw Centre At a Glance

Get to Know The Shaw Centre

Get To Know The Shaw Centre

The Shaw Centre is located in the heart of Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital. Situated on the site of the Old Congress Centre, we breathe new life into Ottawa’s downtown core. It is one of the most successful convention centers of its kind in the country. A major redevelopment took place in 2011 which tripled the Shaw Centre’s Ottawa hosting capacity. The reimagined space has greatly increased the appeal of national and international convention planners.

We continually host meetings, trade shows, and events of all shapes and sizes, proudly. In 2021, the Shaw Centre won the International Association of Conference Centres (AIPC) APEX award for the elusive title of “World’s Best Convention Centre”. Since its opening in 2011, the Shaw Centre in Ottawa has hosted more than 4,447 exceptional events and one thing is for sure, the best is yet to come.

 

The Benefits of Shaw Centre

Choose your space

Shaw Centre Ottawa has many event spaces to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to host an important business affair for five or a formal wedding of 500 we’ve got you covered. From the intimate to the grand spectacle we have the space to fit your vision.

 

Client focused Staff

We are proud of our team. The Centre’s colleagues and suppliers provide professional and efficient logistics, set-up and tear-down, hosting assistance and services every step of the way. Shaw Centre provides access to many loading docks for our exhibitor’s convenience and you are always taken care of by our customer service focused staff.

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Views of the 613

Located in the very heart of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Shaw Centre shines like a jewel. You can’t help but take in its beautiful, geometric-like facade and magnetic allure. Not only is this building beautiful to look at, you experience some of the most gorgeous views of the Nation’s Capital from inside this modern beauty.

Video Tour

Welcome! Please come and take a look around, virtually. See for yourself why so many get excited to host, attend, and plan events at Shaw Centre Ottawa. This video tour gives you a realistic feel for the space.

This time-lapse video showcases our colleagues flipping a room during a 10-day city-wide corporate event we held at our Centre. For 10 days, our Canada Hall went through various stages of preparation, setup, rehearsals, and events including a Superbowl party, sessions, and a gala dinner with a rock concert. 7 set-up days, 3 event days, 1700 delegates, 3 cameras, 45,000 photos, and 1 team of dedicated colleagues made this amazing video and an unforgettable event.

Shaw Centre 360°

Take in all of the Shaw Centre. And we mean the whole centre. Here’s a 360-degree view of the architectural marvel. This building stops people in their tracks every day and we can’t blame them.

Now you too can take in downtown Ottawa’s modern gem and admire its design. You also get a great idea of where the Shaw Centre Ottawa is located in Ottawa and its surroundings. Shaw Centre is attached to the CF Rideau and the Westin, creating a seamless experience for its guests. It overlooks the historic Rideau Canal and is in close proximity to great entertainment such as the National Arts Centre, the ByWard Market and much more. Welcome to the neighbourhood via this sweeping video tour.

Request for Proposal

Curious about whether Shaw Centre is the right place to host your event, conference, trade show, or meeting? Well, simply use our easy request form, attach your event information, and our expert team members will be in touch to help with all your event requirements. We look forward to hearing from you and working together.

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Calendar of Events

There’s always something exciting happening at the Shaw Centre.
Please take a look at our calendar and discover events in the nations capital.
If the event listed is open to the public:
consider yourself invited and join the excitement.

Northern Lights 2023 Business & Cultural Showcase

7 February 2023 @ 12:00 am - 11 February 2023 @ 12:00 am

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