The Palais des congrès de Montréal made a major recovery in 2022 with 280 events being held at the centre, and more than 450 hosted city-wide. Between January 1 and December 31, 2022, the Palais welcomed more than 500,000 visitors and delegates to its spaces. Tourisme Montréal estimates the economic impact of business tourism to have been nearly 270 million dollars for the island of Montréal.
“2022 marked the reboot that our industry had been so eagerly awaiting. Throughout the year, the Palais des congrès hosted major events that contributed to development and progress in areas that are crucial to Montréal and Quebec. Thanks to the know-how and the agility of its highly committed team, but also to the diligent collaboration of its numerous partners, the Palais has been able to position itself as an ally of choice for the holding of international calibre events. And 2023, which is already looking very busy, will only reaffirm that status,” said Emmanuelle Legault, CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Business tourism in 2023 is already looking jam-packed with nearly 200 events already on the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s agenda. Especially noteworthy are the World Summit AI Americas 2023 focusing on artificial intelligence, the International Summit on Electric and Smart Transportation, and the Congress of the International Council of Nurses and the World Congress of Neurology in the field of health and life sciences, which we succeeded in obtaining thanks to the efforts of our Ambassadors Professor Sylvie Cossette, Dr. Nancy Feeley and Professor Jacinthe Pépin.
Tourisme Montréal has for its part already confirmed 150 other business and sporting events for the city. These events will generate more than 250,000 overnight stays and approximately 240 million dollars in direct economic impact. April and October will be especially busy; Tourisme Montréal anticipates an influx of 80,000 delegates over the two months.