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  • Montreal Remains Top Event Host

      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,…

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  • Montréal Sees Strong Event Activity

      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…

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    Montréal Is Ranked Top Host City Again

      The International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) 2022 report once again ranked Montréal as the top host city in the Americas for international conferences and events. This is the sixth consecutive year that Montreal has earned this honour. The city also took top honours in the ranking of estimated number of participants in the Americas, a first. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no ICCA rankings for the year of 2020. Exceptionally for the 2021 rankings, ICCA took…

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    Palais des congrès de Montréal earns GBAC Star

      The Palais des congrès de Montréal has obtained the GBAC Star certification. It is the first convention centre in Quebec to receive this internationally recognized sanitary certification. The GBAC Star, conferred by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, is “the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities” relative to the outbreak of infectious disease. This certification is a testimony to the facility’s relentless commitment to maintaining a safe environment for clients, partners and visitors. A committee that will…

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    Montreal Ranked Top International Event Host

      Montreal is the top-ranked city in the Americas for the number of international events hosted in 2020, according to the International Meetings Statistics Report. This is the fourth consecutive year the city has claimed first place in the report released by the Union of International Associations. The city welcomed 41 international events in 2020, outpacing other cities like Washington, New York and Chicago. Québec’s largest city dominates the Canadian market. Its closest rivals, Ottawa and Toronto, each hosted seven events, while Vancouver hosted six. In addition,…

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    Canadian City to Host Global Convention for Young Leaders

    Montreal has been named the host city for the 2024 One Young World Summit. The announcement, made March 31, bodes well for the future of the city’s convention industry. The event is expected to generate an estimated $4.4 million in tourism revenues along with 7,000 hotel room nights. “The One Young World Summit coming to the Palais is evidence that despite the impacts of the pandemic, Montreal remains a highly attractive host city for major events,” says Luc Charbonneau, director of…

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  • Quebec Congress Centre to Adopt Hybrid Solutions when Operations Resume

    A Montreal convention centre is preparing to reopen by hosting hybrid events. The Palais des congrès made the announcement June 10, in response to the safety concerns and social distancing requirements shaking up the convention industry. “Despite the undeniable impact COVID-19 has had on the Palais’ operations, the current situation is serving as a springboard for going forward with new digital opportunities that will enable us to further make our mark globally,” says Palais des congrès de Montréal CEO, Robert…

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  • Palais des congrès de Montréal launches CITE Event Innovation and Technology Centre

    Staying true to its pledge to create unforgettable moments and experiences, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is introducing its CITE Event Innovation and Technology Centre. A bona fide nerve centre of creativity, this new initiative will enable organizers of events of all types and sizes to reinvent the level of experience they can offer participants thanks to the expertise of numerous local startups. “CITE is akin to an innovation clinic, where our customers can find creative solutions for their…

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  • Palais des congrès de Montréal unveils series of public conferences

    Press Release The Palais des congrès de Montréal, jointly with Centre Déclic, is putting together a series of public conferences intended to bring science to a broader audience, by sharing scientific information in plain, everyday language. Titled Up Close and Personal with Science, these small intimate talks with scientists will enable participants to access scientific content without the scientific jargon and complicated formulas. By holding these events, the Palais is hoping to become a showcase for local scientists, which is…

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