If you had to pick one city to represent the essence of Canada, Ottawa would be it. Not only is it the country’s capital, it’s also where the past comes to life through national museums and historic sites and where the future sits firmly in focus thanks to the policy makers and industry pioneers that call it home. Here, you’ll find the best of Canada proudly on display, making it the ideal destination for your next international event.
Connect with the Trailblazers
Ottawa is filled with scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs working on the cutting-edge of health and life sciences, telecommunications, gaming and e-commerce. When you plan a convention here, you’ll have access to the country’s top innovators and industry experts for keynote speakers and panelists.
Connect with the Decision Makers
As Canada’s capital, Ottawa automatically puts your event on a national and international stage. You’ll be close to policy makers, the international diplomatic community and the media. So if getting their attention is part of your organization’s strategy, this is the best place to gather.
Connect with the City
Recently named one of the top three convention centers in the world in AIPC’s World’s Best Convention Center rankings, Ottawa’s impressive Shaw Center quite literally glistens along the picturesque Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Its curved, mirror-like exterior not only houses a decidedly world-class venue, it also puts your attendees in the heart of the city’s very walkable downtown. Once the meeting is over, they can easily set out to explore Ottawa’s diverse dining and nightlife scene, explore nearby museums or stretch their legs on hiking (or cross-country skiing) trails in nearby Gatineau Park.