Montréal hosts more international events than any other city in the Americas… for many reasons!

3rd Mar, 2017

Located in the heart of North America’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan city, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is more than an AIPC Gold Quality Standards certified convention centre. It’s a place where the world comes to meet, to share knowledge and ideas, and a place where technological innovation fuels creativity and business success.

Montréal is renowned for its creativity and outside-the-box thinking, and ranks first in Canada for number of research centres and investments in university research. The city also boasts 11 institutions of higher education, including five major universities. Montréal’s reputation for forward-thinking leadership continues to grow, with thriving communities in key economic sectors such as aerospace, life sciences and health technologies, and information and communication technologies. There is also excellent synergy between academia, the business community, Tourisme Montréal and the Palais des congrès. Which explains why Montréal has been hosting more international events than any other city in the Americas for five straight years!

In order to attract major national and international conventions to Montréal and help promote various activity sectors, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has formed key partnerships with important research organizations such as the Fonds de recherche du Québec and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail. These partnerships are aimed at recognizing the roles of Québec’s researchers and scientists, and helping generate significant intellectual and economic benefits for the city and the province.

The Palais des congrès de Montréal benefits from a strategic downtown location, boasting 51,300 m2 (551,500 sf) of ultra-modern space. Event technologies are designed with your efficiency in mind, including new opportunities to increase event revenues. No wonder the Palais’ services enjoy a 93% satisfaction rate from clients.

In 2016, the Palais des congrès de Montréal unveiled its Urban Agriculture Lab, thus becoming the main showcase in Québec for experimenting with and advocating for urban farming technologies and techniques. This innovative project, focused on greening the rooftops of the Palais while experimenting with sustainability initiatives, has given a second vocation to our 31,500 sf of rooftops. It is a thriving example of how the Palais team innovates while pursuing its commitment to reducing urban heat islands and turning property owners and managers onto the benefits of green roofs.

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