je vois mtl: Proposals that will drive business tourism

The proposals submitted for je vois mtl (I see mtl) and made public on November 17 will no doubt have a positive impact on the city’s business tourism. The 180 accepted proposals include several ideas that will contribute to promoting Montréal globally, while also providing business travellers to the city with a unique experience.

Ambassadors Club President Dr. Pavel Hamet submitted a proposal, which the Palais des congrès de Montréal readily supported. The idea is for Montréal to host the Congrès international en soins de santé personnalisés, an international convention on personalized healthcare that would be held recurrently as of 2016. Dr. Hamet presented the proposal together with Dr. David Levine, chairman of the board of the Québec Network for Personalized Healthcare, and Daniel Bouthillier, the Network’s CEO. This unique convention would prove an important first step toward rolling out a strategy aimed at encouraging all Québecers to adopt personalized medicine.

Some of the other proposals we’re keeping an eye on:

  • The réseau des ambassadeurs du Grand Montréal, proposed by Montréal International, which would recruit people who are passionate about the city and who would mobilize to actively promote it internationally.
  • Montréal vous accueille, a Tourisme Montréal initiative focused on changing how the city welcomes and informs tourists in order to make their stay and experience here unforgettable.
  • Force opérationnelle, a collective initiative grouping together Montréal International, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, Aéroports de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal aimed at attracting more direct flights to Montréal and prolonging the service provided by existing flights.
  • Yulism, whose purpose would be to offer business tourists unforgettable experiences driven by Montréal knowhow delivered by diligently formed networks of local businesses.