Press releases | 2021-03-22
Two key downtown organizations join forces
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and the Palais des congrès de Montréal are pleased to announce that they have reached a two-year framework agreement. The agreement will facilitate the productive coordination of the two organizations’ activities and resources and will improve the visibility of the culture and tourism sectors in the Old Montreal/Palais des congrès–Quartier des Spectacles zone.
“This alliance between the Palais des congrès and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership augurs well for rebooting tourism in Montreal, and once again demonstrates the collaborative spirit that drives Quebec’s largest city. Our organizations share not only geographical proximity but closely aligned values and missions, including a desire to promote local expertise,” said Stéphanie Lepage, Director of Marketing and Communications of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
By pooling their ideas and sharing their experience and expertise, the Palais and the Partnership will be able to offer Montrealers appealing cultural activities and events. Among other things, the agreement will increase the number of potential exchanges, including the exhibition of public art from the Partnership’s catalogue and the creation of new installations. For example, Thresholds by Michel de Broin was presented in the Quartier des Spectacles in 2017 as part of the KM3 public art walk; it went on to receive welcome new exposure at the 2020 edition of Saisons du Palais.
“During the pandemic, it is not only natural but necessary for us to join forces with our prominent neighbour, with which we share values and visions for the future of downtown. The Palais and the Partnership are pleased to confirm their intention to work together closely to program and promote cultural activities and events for Montrealers, but with strong potential for international appeal,” said Éric Lefebvre, executive director of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.