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Your future meeting is safe with us!

Your future meeting is safe with us

Ottawa’s meeting planners, venues and accommodations have all re-imagined their approaches and operations to meet the new realities of hosting guests and business events.

And our mid-sized, walkable city, with its an abundance of wide-open spaces and outdoor activities, is the perfect setting to set delegate minds at ease. Explore our delegate journey roadmap for an interactive visit and to obtain information about safety measures and protocols for key Ottawa venues and attractions.

Ottawa hotels: stay safe

Ottawa’s hotel community is part of North America’s Safe Stay initiative developed by the Hotel Association of Canada and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The Safe Stay health and safety guidelines were developed in accordance with direction from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Centres for Disease Control. These include enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions and workplace protocols.

Accor Hotels Novotel Ottawa
Novotel Ottawa City Centre
Situated in the heart of the Nation's Capital, Novotel Ottawa remains open and committed to safely serving our guests and our community.
Brookstreet Hotel
Brookstreet Hotel and the Marshes golf club have adopted the Stay Safe Program endorsed by HAC, AHLA and OGHA.
Fairmont Château Laurier
Fairmont Château Laurier
Ever since it opened in 1912, the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel has been a downtown Ottawa icon and remain deeply committed to the wellbeing of guests.
Les Suites Hotel, Ottawa
Les Suites Hotel, Ottawa
This downtown, all-suite hotel gives you the comfort of a large suite with a full kitchen and laundry, steps from the Shaw Centre.
Ottawa Marriott
Ottawa Marriott
The Ottawa Marriott has implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices to keep with high standards and commitment to excellent service.
The Westin Ottawa
The Westin Ottawa
The Westin Ottawa: With direct access to the Shaw Centre convention facility, the Westin has implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet "Commitment to Clean" standards.

Meeting services: adapting for you

Considering a hybrid event combining virtual and in-person components? Ottawa’s meeting services suppliers are ready to help, with technologies, on-site facilities and services to make all types of meetings more productive and memorable.

Baldwin Audio Visual Rentals
Baldwin Audio Visual
Baldwin offers webcasting, webinars, video conferencing and teleconferencing solutions to help you move into an era of hybrid online/in-person events.
BBW International Inc
BBW International
BBW Event Staff provides COVID Safety AmbassadorsTM to help businesses and properties to safely reopen.
Bespoke Audio Visual
Bespoke Audio Visual
Bespoke Audio Visual is a full-service audio and visual equipment rental that has pivoted into doing virtual conferences, galas, and meetings.
Chic & Swell Creative Meetings and Events
Chic and Swell
Chic + Swell Event designers and partners organize pop-up events at a series of exclusive Ottawa locations.
D.E. Systems Ltd.
D.E. Systems
D.E. Systems offer new products such as Interactive Digital Kiosks, Touchless Hand Sanitizer Dispensers, Thermal scanners available for rental and sale.
Intertask Conferences
Intertask Conferences
Intertask Conferences offer consulting and implementation services to help organizations grow their exhibition revenues within virtual environments.

Take it from them: meeting planner testimonials

We’re always happy to tell you why Ottawa is the perfect destination for your next meeting. But check out what your counterparts in the meetings industry who’ve held events here have to say about our city and our meetings and events community.

Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM, Principal, ProPlan Conferences & Events
Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM, Principal, ProPlan Conferences & Events
My most memorable experience while organizing an event in Ottawa was moving busloads of delegates from the Westin (host hotel) to the Museum of Natural History in Gatineau for a Gala event.
Sandra Francescon, Manager, Events, Learning and Development, CERIC, Foundation House
Sandra Francescon, Manager, Events, Learning and Development, CERIC, Foundation House
Next time I return to Ottawa, my first stop will be to get a BeaverTail in the Byward Market and then walk down to the Rideau Canal to watch the ice skaters pass by. Ottawa in the winter is a charming, picturesque and magical place!
Michelle Wong, General Manager, Cube Business Media
Michelle Wong, General Manager, Cube Business Media
We have had SAAS NORTH conference in Ottawa for four years now, and what a special city it is! With no shortage of unique spaces for our receptions, parties and events, we can’t wait until we can come back.

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