For a fifth consecutive year, Montréal ranks first in the Americas for international events, according to the International Meetings Statistics Report for the Year 2015 released by the Union of International Association (UIA), representing yet another outstanding performance. Overall, the city hosted 108 international events in 2015, up 29% from 2014.
This is an enviable position given how competitive the industry is worldwide. Montréal outranked all major U.S. cities by hosting:
- 42% more international events than New York City (ranked first in the U.S.); and
- 59% more than Washington DC, the U.S. capital.
Within Canada, the city clearly dominated by hosting over half (52%) the international events held in the country’s three major cities, i.e. Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal.
For the 2015-16 year, the Palais des congrès welcomed almost 57,000 participants who attended 25 international events*, generating nearly $118,000,000 in tourism revenues for Montréal.
* Including U.S. conventions