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ThinkOttawa is a truly unique and influential initiative.

ThinkOttawa is here to support Ottawa’s leaders, innovators, and planners in their journey to entice and attract regional, national, and international conferences to Canada’s Capital. We help you navigate through the process of hosting a meeting or convention with a number of support services at your disposal.

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ThinkOttawa will be by your side.

We help you navigate through the process of hosting a meeting or convention with a number of support services at your disposal.

In partnership with Ottawa Tourism, Invest Ottawa, and the Shaw Centre, complimentary services include:

Bid Development

ThinkOttawa works with you to prepare a customized and polished bid document and presentation.

Venue and Accommodation

ThinkOttawa works with you to develop the specifications for the right conference venue and accommodations, and source proposals that meet these requirements.

Government, Community and Partnership Support

ThinkOttawa helps to facilitate testimonials and letters of support from key stakeholders, partners and municipal government when required.

Marketing and Promotional Materials

ThinkOttawa provides access to promotional photos and videos that showcase the city, its many attributes and conference advantages.

Financial Support

ThinkOttawa has funding programs available to assist organizations with exhibit and meeting space rental costs or in a manner that best suits your event. (Certain criteria needs to be met in order to qualify)

Conference Hosting

ThinkOttawa offers complimentary expert consultations and strategies that address the objectives of your organization.
Download our printable ThinkOttawa brochure, or fill out the contact form in the section below.


Are you a trailblazer in your industry?
Be a leader. Leave a legacy.

Hosting a national or international conference in your hometown is a powerful opportunity to showcase the pride you have for your city on a global stage. Regional, national and international organizations rely on the influence and connections of local “host city” leaders and organizing committees to leverage sponsorships, speakers, programming content and social events.

As a business, academic, or community leader, you can play a direct role in bringing industry events to your home, Canada’s capital city.

Think about it.

Bring Your Conferences & Events Home to Canada’s Capital

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