Life science related events represent 39% of the international conventions held at the Palais des congrès, making it the top sector from among the major events hosted at the Palais. The aerospace, transportation, environmental and energy sectors are among the other sectors well represented on the Palais event calendar.
In 2015, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will have hosted 22 national and international life science related events. These conferences, meetings, consumer shows and trade shows will have attracted nearly 47,000 participants and business tourists to the city, who will have booked 41,000 room nights in Montréal hotels. These events will contribute over $64.2 M to Montréal’s and Québec’s economy.
According to Montréal In Vivo, a cluster-based economic development organization, Greater Montréal ranks 6th among the largest metropolitan regions in North America for concentration of life science and health technology jobs. This sector alone accounts for 1.5% of Québec’s GDP, i.e. an amount totalling $5.3 billion.
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