22 23 J uxtaposing Ottawa’s rich logging history with an eco-friendly nod to the future, the ShawCentre is an architectural gem that brings sparkle and awe to the nation’s Capital. Its stun- ning design affords views of the historic city through a sweeping façade of glass while, inside, a magnificent wall of reclaimed wood rises through all four levels of the facility. Every bit as spectacular as its looks, the focus on sus- tainability during and after construction of the building is unprecedented. Recently, Business ViewMagazine spoke with three keymem- bers of the ShawCentre team –Nina Kressler, President & CEO; Julia Forbes,Director Marketing & Sponsorship; and Loretta Briard, General Manager–about the Centre’s operations, and leadership in environmental excellence. SHAWCENTRE Centre CANADA’S MEETING PLACE AT A GLANCE SHAW CENTRE WHAT: Premiere conference and convention centre in Canada’s capital city WHERE: Ottawa, Ontario WEBSITE: