Shaw Centre

Convention Services for planners

Here in Ottawa, we’re in the business of exceeding expectations! We understand that your event is unique and will work closely with you to develop a customized service plan.

To enhance your conference, the following services are offered free of charge:

  • Flash Your Badge Program – Delegates can use their conference badge to access discounts for them and a guest at participating attractions, restaurants, and tours.
  • Conference Map – We can create and provide a digital customized map for your conference.
  • Discount Booking Codes – We can provide access to discounts to help your delegates reach Ottawa by air or train.
  • Off-site Venues – We can connect you with unique off-site venues, restaurants, or other industry suppliers to help you enhance your conference experience.
  • Welcome Letters – We can provide a welcome letter for your group from the Mayor of Ottawa and/or the President & CEO of Ottawa Tourism.
  • Delegate Activities & Companion Programming – Ottawa is one of Canada’s most popular visitor destinations, with a wealth of cultural, outdoor, and family-friendly experiences. We can facilitate connections for off-site activities and programming tailored to your group.
  • Pre & Post Travel Itineraries – We have suggested itineraries tailored to every traveler to inspire delegates for their extended stay. 

Get Connected:

  • Volunteers – If you require additional on-site volunteer staff during your event, we can connect you with the Algonquin College Work Placement Program
  • Excess Food Management – We can connect you with a Food Waste Program to help you ensure excess food served at your event does not go to waste  

Marketing Resources:

  • Attendance Building Materials – Download and customize promotional materials to help advertise your event. This collateral includes postcards, seasonal fact sheets, essential travel information and more
  • Microsite – We can create a personalized Ottawa destination webpage for your conference website
  • Images & Video – Access our rich collection of photos and videos available to help with your promotional efforts
  • Social Media – We have a wide range of social media tools designed to help you generate buzz about your conference
  • Visitor Guides & City Maps – We are happy to provide Visitor Guides and maps to help your delegates explore the city

Connect with our Meeting Services Specialist to learn more about our service offerings.

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