Three of Ottawa’s pillar economic development organisations – Ottawa Tourism, Shaw Centre, and Invest Ottawa – are working together, under a new programme, to bring more conferences and events to Canada’s capital.
They aim to do this by supporting local industry leaders in their international conference bids. The programme, ThinkOttawa, will provide complimentary support to local industry, academic, government, and non-profit leaders looking to raise the international profile of their industry, association, or research. They can help to champion a bid to bring a global, national, or regional conference to Ottawa.
Expertise and tools available to local leaders include bid development, marketing and promotional materials, venue and accommodation selection, partnership support, and financial aid for eligible events.
More than 1,900 technology companies and 400 associations call Ottawa home.
In 2018, Ottawa hosted 16 international events, representing over 6,000 hotel room nights. The organisations behind ThinkOttawa say they are looking forward to working with new local ambassadors to increase this number.
You can visit www.thinkottawa.com for more information, and watch a sample video above.