Press releases | 2020-09-10
Now that public gatherings of up to 250 people are permitted, the Palais is introducing its Palais + business restart program, consisting of worry-free event organizing and hosting packages. This unprecedented offensive will enable organizations of all stripes to hold their events in spacious rooms reconfigured to meet social distancing standards.
The pandemic has forced organizations to rethink their gatherings in terms of new health and safety imperatives. Many of them also have to plan in terms of how significantly they’ve been financially impacted by the pandemic. Which makes the timing of the Palais’ offering a perfect tonic for the restart of business.
Noteworthy fact: all of the new health and safety measures, such as the centralized system for greeting delegates and guests, and the new cleaning and housekeeping procedures, are being offered to the organizations complimentarily. Also, organizers will not be charged extra for any additional square footage they may require to adhere to the new rules and standards.
Turnkey packages from event experts
The Palais has developed packages that will help revive the industry.
$85 per person (plus taxes and service fees)
- Full-day room rental
- Standard audiovisual equipment
- Setup including a stage
- Morning coffee and afternoon liquid refreshments
- Lunch (lunchbox service)
From $1,500 (plus taxes)
- Transformation of the gathering into a hybrid event making it possible to reach a wider audience both live in-person and virtually.
These packages are available effective September 1, for new events booked by December 31, 2020 and held by March 31, 2021. Details online.
Room to reinvent events
The Palais des congrès de Montréal houses versatile event spaces right in the heart of the city. Given the new social distancing rules, its vast rooms become an invaluable asset for event organizers.
The Palais can also accommodate groups of over 250 people by dividing them in separate digitally-outfitted adjoining rooms and connecting them audio-visually.
The Palais currently has:
- 10 rooms capable of accommodating up to 250 people
- 7 rooms capable of accommodating 100 to 180 people
As part of the Palais + program, these rooms are set up in advance to limit costs and foster compliance with movement corridors put in place to ensure proper distancing between participants.
New technological services to create compelling digital content
Thanks to Palais Média Propulsion, the Palais’ new podcast and video studio, organizations will also have the option of availing themselves of a facility modeled after major television studios to give their events an unparalleled presence, or a mini interview studio.
“Ever since the crisis began, our priority has been to be attentive to our customers’ issues and address them by proactively developing innovative solutions. The Palais + program will enable organizations to meet again with total peace of mind, without having to worry about logistical considerations.”
– Robert Mercure, CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal