An OSE team member smiles as the new Optimal Show Experience logo is displayed on a large screen.

Ottawa Special Events is now Optimal Show Experience

Ottawa Special Events is now Optimal Show Experience

An OSE team member smiles as the new Optimal Show Experience logo is displayed on a large screen.

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


Ottawa Special Events rebranded to Optimal Show Experience - New OSE logo


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.


OSE owners on stage announcing Ottawa Special Events rebrand to Optimal Show Experience


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?

We’re proud to continue offering event equipment rental as part of our event production services, ensuring that you have access to the right equipment and the creative expertise needed to make something magical with it.

We no longer offer party rental services. However, we’re more than happy to recommend alternative providers from our network of Ottawa event specialists if you’re not sure who to contact!


An Optimal Show Experience crew member does a demo of the interactive LED video wall


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!

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About OSE

Optimal Show Experience is a multi-award winning event design and production company specializing in the art (and science!) of using sound, lighting and video to create immersive and one-of-a-kind live events.

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From cutting-edge audio, video, and lighting production to staging, festivals, conferences, and more, we have the expertise, equipment, and creative vision to make your next event unforgettable.

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