Cool logo of the new, recently opened Ottawa Convention Centre as shown here.

New Ottawa Convention Centre is Now Open for Business and Tourism

New Ottawa Convention Centre is Now Open for Business and Tourism

I like the logo because it reminds me of a watery eye that has the green vision to be environmentally friendly.

Although the new Ottawa Convention Centre just opened for business, it is also a great Canadian place to visit and meet as shown in this video:


Now, you can add the Ottawa Convention Centre to your list of sight-seeing sites for this summer.

Before you go there snapping pictures and/or filming it on YouTube, lets have a look at the “bold and impressive” statements about the Ottawa Convention Centre:

  • It will boost tourism and business investment.
  • The new Ottawa convention centre will attract thousands of visitors; currently there are 141 events scheduled, including 90 conventions.
  • These events will generate an estimated $200 million in economic benefits over the next five years. Confirmed events have resulted in the creation of almost 3,000 jobs.
  • The new building is three times the size of the original, with approximately 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the ability to accommodate up to 5,000 visitors.
  • Ontario has invested $60 million in the project.
  • The Ottawa Convention Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
  • The Ottawa Convention Centre has been built with latest environmental technologies and is LEED certified.
  • In 2008, convention delegates in Ontario generated more than $1 billion in spending. On average, convention delegates spent $423 — 140 per cent more than other visitors to Ontario.

You are invited to:

The Ottawa Convention Centre Open House – April 23, 2011

The public is welcome to experience the Centre.

Enjoy the tours throughout the day from 10am to 6pm.

Learn about our eco-friendly practices.
See the views that have everyone talking.
Explore the meetings rooms.
See what the biggest room in Ottawa looks like.
Picture a gala in our Trillium Ballroom.
Learn about some of the great architectural features of the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Be part of the excitement!

Yes, you can plan your next visit to Ottawa.

Please click here to find out what infrastructure projects are underway in your community.

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

News Release

Ottawa Convention Centre Open For Business

April 11, 2011

Local Economy Will Benefit From Increased Tourism And Investment

Ottawa’s economy is turning the corner helped by the opening of the new Ottawa Convention Centre, which will boost tourism and business investment.

The new Ottawa convention centre will attract thousands of visitors; currently there are 141 events scheduled, including 90 conventions. These events will generate an estimated $200 million in economic benefits over the next five years. Confirmed events have resulted in the creation of almost 3,000 jobs.

The new centre makes Ottawa an even more desirable destination in the lucrative — and highly competitive — convention business. The new building is three times the size of the original, with approximately 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the ability to accommodate up to 5,000 visitors.

QUOTES

“Together, we’ve worked and watched this amazing project take shape, and it was worth the wait. It’s a wonderful addition to the Ottawa cityscape and a testament to the drive and spirit of this city.”

– Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has invested $60 million in the project.
  • The Ottawa Convention Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
  • The Ottawa Convention Centre has been built with latest environmental technologies and is LEED certified.
  • In 2008, convention delegates in Ontario generated more than $1 billion in spending. On average, convention delegates spent $423 — 140 per cent more than other visitors to Ontario.

 

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