About 200,000 visitors are expected at Palais des congrès de Montréal for the 76th Montreal International Auto Show, the biggest consumer show in the province! From January 18 to 27, automobile enthusiasts will flock to this year’s event, where the spotlight is on electric mobility.
New, high-voltage zone: The Generator
New for 2019 is The Generator, a zone dedicated to electric mobility. Here visitors will be able to learn more about electric products and services.
At the Hydro-Québec stage within The Generator, visitors will be able to attend a variety of general audience presentations on different facets of electric mobility. Auto Show ticket holders can attend science talks offered free of charge by Centre Délic, FLO, CAA-Québec, and Équiterre.
This new zone is a great add-on to this year’s record of 42 electric cars on display!
What’s inside the Black Box?
The mysterious Black Box is another new attraction where attendees can enter a mesmerizing immersive space to admire two of the three fastest cars in the world and an exotic car designed entirely in Québec! You won’t want to leave!
A jam-packed program for car fans
With so many new attractions in store, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss. Regular visitors will be pleased to know that the Auto Show is once again offering the chance to test-drive electric, hybrid, and hydrogen vehicles—a one-of-a-kind experience. This opportunity is offered free of charge to visitors, in partnership with CAA-Québec. The Garage, an updated version of The Performance Zone, is also sure to be popular among modified car fans.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to have had its BOMA BEST environmental certification renewed until 2020. This signifies that the Palais’ environmental performance and the fulfilment of its commitments have been duly recognized and certified by Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program.
The complexity of managing operations tied to hosting different events at different times of the day renders this recertification that much more rewarding for the Palais team. Optimizing the control of fresh air supply circulating throughout the property’s distribution system has enabled the Palais to reduce its energy consumption by almost 3%, in a building that hosts nearly 350 events a year, 900,000 visitors, and spans 1.4 million sq. ft.
A commitment entrenched in business practices Responsible, determined and committed, the Palais des congrès de Montréal became, in 2005, one of the first convention centres in Canada to be BOMA BEST certified. The Sustainability Action Plan and Sustainable Development Policy at the core of its strategy are ensuring the viability of its commitment. Also, the Responsible Procurement Policy it recently adopted is raising awareness among the Palais’ staff, partners and suppliers about the importance of consuming, producing and purchasing responsibly.
An urban farming lab as a form of green roofing When the Palais des congrès de Montréal opened its Urban Agriculture Lab in 2016, in collaboration with AU/Lab, an organization associated with the faculty of science and the institute of environmental science of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), it became the main showcase in Québec for experimenting with and advocating for urban farming technologies and techniques.
A certifiably green host destination Montréal and the Palais are ASTM-APEX certified (Accepted Practices Exchange) as a green convention site.