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Ottawa is the capital choice.

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, the country’s centre for culture and diversity.

The city straddles the border between English and French language and cultural spheres, and approximately 25 percent of the resident population hails from abroad. Ottawa is home to national museums, renowned art galleries and impressive annual festivals.

More importantly, Ottawa is a dynamic visitor destination offering convention delegates access to unique urban, cultural and recreational experiences. Our city boasts the world’s largest skating rink, 600km of biking trails, more than 430km of cross-country ski trails and one of the top white-water rafting spots in the world.

Getting to Ottawa is easy. The award-winning Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport offers direct flights to and from major hubs across the US Eastern seaboard and Europe (including London and Frankfurt). Our city also has strong highway systems, two train stations and a forthcoming Light Rail Train as part of an extensive public transit network.

Ottawa puts conventions on a national and international stage. Events held here have easy access to policy makers, diplomatic communities, media members, industry experts, and innovators from a variety of sectors. Ottawa is one of Canada’s business and tech hubs, dubbed “Silicon Valley North,” and home to over 1900 tech firms employing over 75 000 people with decades of innovation, R&D and technological expertise. With over 426 associations and organizations calling Ottawa home, it’s here that international conferences and events offer professionals an opportunity to make a significant contribution to their industries and share their knowledge on a global platform.

When it comes to Ottawa, delegates arrive early, stay late, and bring their spouses to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

ICONIC ARCHITECTURE – PERFECT VENUE

The Shaw Centre is an architectural icon in the heart of downtown Ottawa. With 192 000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, it is ideal for conventions, meetings, trade and consumer shows, galas, receptions, banquets and entertainment. Shaw Centre’s modern, minimalist design combines form, function and flexibility, from the expansive, pillar-free Canada Hall to smaller meeting spaces. The centre is fully accessible with leading-edge technological infrastructure, environmentally sustainable features and practices recognized industry-wide.

Perfectly located in the downtown core, the Shaw Centre is within steps of national sights and historic landmarks - including the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and more than 6000 hotel rooms.


A uniquely beautiful city.

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, the country’s centre for culture and diversity. The city is home to national museums, renowned art galleries, and impressive annual festivals. Ottawa is known for its outdoor recreation, boasting the world’s largest skating rink, 600km of biking trails, more than 430km of cross-country ski trails, and a top-tier white-water rafting spot within close proximity.


Easy International Access

The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport offers direct flights to major hubs in Europe including London and Frankfurt and is less than two hours away by air from major North American cities


#1 Most Technology Intensive City in Canada

Ottawa is one of the most diverse tech hubs in North America, home to over 1900 tech firms employing over 75 000 individuals with decades of innovation, R&D, and technological expertise.


Culinary Delight

With a thriving community of chefs and restaurants that integrate both Canadian and globally-inspired cuisine, Ottawa's culinary scene has come alive.


Rest Easy

With more than 6,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Shaw Centre and 20 luxury hotels within a 5km radius, staying close to all the action is easy
Bring Your Conferences & Events Home to Canada’s Capital
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