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MPI’S MEETING GUIDE TO CANADA 2011 Ottawa Tourism ottawatourism.ca/meetings New Convention Centre Changes the Game for Canada’s Capital Excitement is building in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, as construction of the all-new Ottawa Convention Centre nears completion and preparations for its Grand Opening Gala on April 13, 2011, continue apace. Rising on the site of the former Ottawa Congress Centre, the new convention center has revealed its breathtaking exterior over the advanced meeting facility in Canada, offering unprecedented capabilities in terms of staging, multimedia presentations and seamlessly integrated Information and communications technologies. With more than double the space of its predecessor, the new center is a game changer for Ottawa, enabling it to host a whole new category of larger events and organizations that previously had to bypass the city. It’s the final ingredient in the capital’s considerable advantages as a meeting destination. Those advantages started coming together with the completion of the new Ottawa International Airport early last decade plus a major expansion in 2008. Today, the airport, which is just a 20-minute commute from downtown, serves the capital with direct daily connections to over 30 domestic, U.S. and international destinations and offers customs pre-clearance for American travelers. Ottawa’s hotel community, which includes both large brand-name hotels and unique local properties, has been gearing up for the convention center opening with major refurbishments and upgrades of their own. Many of the city’s national Museums—including the National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of Civilization—add to Ottawa’s appeal by offering unique offsite venues simply not available in other Canadian meeting destinations. And the city’s easy cosmopolitan vibe, award-winning culinary community, numerous visitor attractions and the many opportunities it affords for outdoor recreation are all adding up—and along with the new Ottawa Convention Centre, making increasing numbers of meeting planners sit up and take notice. All of which has helped put the new center well ahead of targets for events booked, well before it opens its doors. past few months—a sweeping glass façade enclosing four levels and close to 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space in the heart of Canada’s Capital. Located next to the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the center will afford stunning views of Ottawa’s historic landmarks including Parliament Hill. Its location also puts it within easy walking distance of over 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms and most of the city’s top cultural and visitor attractions. And the center will be the most technologically 2 one+ 0 2.11 SUPPLEMENT http://www.ottawatourism.ca/meetings

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + February 2011

One + February 2011
Contents
Energy of Many
Impressions
The Productivity Cloud
Overheard
Agenda
MPIWeb Connect
Thoughts+Leaders
Events for Life
Gateway to the Future
Top Spots
It Was Not Interesting
Irrelevant
The Wrong Words
Up to Snuff
That’s Enough Facebook
Super Foods to the Rescue
Shoring Resources
Jack and Smoke
Accidentally on Purpose
Staying on Top of Tech
The Joy of Work
Plan to Run
Productivity on the Go
Angel of the Favelas
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again
MPI’s 2011 Meeting Guide to Canada
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Banff Centre
Ottawa Tourism
Tourisme Montréal
The Buzz
InterContinental Canada
Caesars Windsor
Vintage Hotels
The Great Green North
Whistler, British Columbia
Meetings and Conventions Calgary
Scotiabank Convention Centre

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