The Shaw Centre, in Ottawa has been awarded the International Association of Conference Centres’ (AIPC) APEX award for ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’.
The award is granted every two years in recognition of the highest rating on client surveys received by a convention centre.
An independent ‘blind’ evaluation process carried out by Ipsos international market research company, analysed the data which addressed a series of factors including centre facilities, project management capabilities, catering and technical capacity.
Nina Kressler, president and CEO of the Shaw Centre, said: “The award is a testament to our exceptional team and the commitment of providing superior experiences to our clients and their delegates. This gives our team a welcomed boost during these tough times for our industry and will motivate us as we build towards the future.”
Jo-Anne Poirier, chair of the Shaw Centre’s board of directors, added: “This is a historic moment for the Shaw Centre and the city of Ottawa. Winning this award will elevate our world-class facility and draw international attention.”
The award was presented at the recent AIPC annual conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the Shaw Centre was chosen from a group of 18 global convention centre finalists.