Montreal continues to hold the top spot in hosting international association events in the Americas. For the sixth consecutive year, the International Meetings Statistics Report published by the Union of International Associations (UIA) has named Montreal one of the world’s leading business destinations.
This prestigious honour, which Montreal has won 11 times in the last 12 years, acknowledges Montreal’s position as a preferred destination for world-class conventions, conferences and association events.
With 90 events of the kind held in Montreal by 2022, mostly at the Palais des congrès but also at certain hotels and universities, the city has taken 12th spot in a global ranking led by Brussels, confirming that its appeal is undiminished despite the pandemic.
“This distinction bears witness to the ongoing commitment of Montréal and the Palais to roll out an unparalleled welcome for all the events we host. The Palais is proud to play a key role in bringing these events to Montréal and in the city’s standing as a destination of choice. I am delighted to see that, in addition to the economic spinoffs generated, the know-how and sophistication of our innovative, multicultural metropolis continue to be recognized on the international stage,” said Emmanuelle Legault, president and CEO, Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Thanks to its sound infrastructure, dynamic research network in such key industries (including life sciences, cleantech and AI) and rich innovation ecosystem, Montréal continues to attract the most influential international organizations.
This top distinction strengthens Montréal’s position as a catalyst for the convention and events industry in the Americas. In addition to generating significant economic spinoffs for the city, international events help expand Montréal’s intellectual wealth and establish its reputation on the world stage.
Montreal also confirmed its status as North America’s leading destination for international association events, according to an annual ranking prepared by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).