After twelve incredible years as Ottawa Special Events, in April 2022 we proudly relaunched as Optimal Show Experience. While keeping our much-loved OSE acronym honours our history, this new brand lays the foundation for an exciting new direction as Ottawa’s leading event design and production company.
Customized show design for unforgettable Ottawa events
At Optimal Show Experience, our goal is to combine our creative design expertise with the latest in sound, lighting, and video technology to tell stories, share ideas, create moments of awe and delight, and bring people together.
We’re taking our passion for creating outstanding live shows and events to a whole new level, transforming community events into memorable destinations. If you want a show that leaves your guests saying “wow!” and asking when they can come back, we’re here to make it happen
Our new suite of services covers every aspect of designing unforgettable live shows with immersive audio-visual production. This includes:
- Video, sound, and lighting production
- Staging and festival production
- Conferences and corporate events
- Custom event design and 3D rendering
We’ve also invested in expanding our catalogue of state-of-the-art technologies to include new offerings like Ottawa’s highest-resolution indoor/outdoor LED video wall, making it even easier for our team of experts to turn a simple event into a one-of-a-kind experience that boosts your brand and entertains your audience.
New brand, same OSE
Behind the exciting new brand is the same leadership and dedication that has made OSE an Ottawa event production leader for over a decade.
Owner Peter Gilroy, who co-founded Ottawa Special Events in 2010, remains CEO and the visionary behind the brand. He is joined as co-owner by CFO Livia Zheng, who has been on the OSE team since 2016. Their commitment to building on OSE’s expertise within the Ottawa events community focused our direction towards helping our clients expand their reach and impact through innovative event design and cutting-edge production.
Our talented crew is also the same. 90% of our key crew members are back after COVID’s devastating impact on the events industry — an impressive return rate that leaves us grateful, proud, and excited about the future.
And finally, our dedication to collaborative partnerships with our client and top-notch quality service remains our north star. We know how complicated and demanding the event execution process can be. We’re serious about being a positive, experienced and valuable voice on every event team we have the privilege of contributing to, so that every event is a resounding success.
What does this mean for event equipment rentals and party rentals?
Designing an unforgettable event requires the right equipment and the creative expertise needed to make something magical with it. We do both of those things — and only those things. That means that we’re proud to continue offering event equipment rental as part of our event production services.
For smaller events or parties that don’t require the full technical expertise and creative vision that go into high-impact event production and design, we no longer offer stand-alone equipment rentals or party rentals. However, we’re more than happy to recommend alternative providers if you’re not sure who to contact!
Turn your next event into an immersive experience
We’d love to work with you to create and design your next (and best) event or live show. Reach out today to get started!