Awards and certificationsThe Palais des congrès, an award-winning leader

A destination of choice for major event planners, delegates, and visitors alike, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has an impressive track record. We are proud to be recognized by organizations that confer the highest distinctions.

Prix et certifications Palais des congrès Montréal

Excellence and quality

The best form of recognition is our clients’ appreciation for the importance we place on the success of their events.

AIPC Gold Quality Standards  

Since 2015. International GOLD-level certification for a convention centre’s rigorous management, adherence to specific quality standards, and level of interest in continuous improvement.

Quality and management performance are measured in the following areas:

  • Customer service
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Human resources
  • Health, security, and emergency response 
  • Financial integrity
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Industry relations
  • Supplier relations


Certification awarded by iCompli Sustainability that recognizes Montréal and the Palais as leading destinations for environmentally responsible events.

GBAC star facility

GBAC Star certification

Since 2022. The Palais des congrès de Montréal has become the first convention centre in Quebec to receive the internationally recognized GBAC Star sanitary certification, which constitutes a recognition of its relentless commitment to a healthy and safe environment for its clients, partners and visitors.


IEEE Supporting Friend Award

2018. The Palais des congrès de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal were presented with this prestigious award for their outstanding support during numerous IEEE conferences and meetings. Montreal is the first city and the Palais the first convention centre to receive this award.

Sustainable development

One of the Palais’ fundamental values, sustainable development requires concrete actions, and ours have been recognized many times over by numerous certifications and awards, something we are very proud of.

2017. Overall winner for the Palais’ Urban Agriculture Lab.

Since 2015. Along with the City of Montréal, the Palais is ASTM-APEX certified for holding environmentally responsible events.

2013. Finalist in the Sustainable Development category.

2012. Finalist in the Increased Productivity and Sustainable Development categories.

2013. Winner in the Host Site category.

2012. Winner in the Green Events category.

Since 2010. Environmental certification for existing buildings under the national BOMA BEST program. BOMA BEST certification recognizes excellence in energy performance and environmental management.

Since 2021, the Palais has held The Women in Governance Parity CertificationTM. This recognizes organizations’ commitment to parity in the workplace through the mechanisms they implement to achieve results in closing equity gaps.

2021-2022. Parity CertificationTM – Bronze level

2023-2024. Parity CertificationTM – Silver level

2022. Bronze certification for the Palais’ initiatives that encourage its clients and employees to use cycling as a green mode of transportation.

Event technology

A leader in event technologies and innovation, the Palais has been recognized many times for its creativity and the constantly evolving possibilities it offers event planners.

Special “Convention Services” award.

Named “Best High Tech Venue” in the Professional Convention Management Association’s Best in Show list.

Gold-award winner in the Event Venues category.

Winner in the Best Government/Education/Non-profit Digital Signage category.


Often ranked first in North America for the number of conventions organized by international associations, Montréal tops the event excellence list year after year.

2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. First place in North America for hosting the largest number of conferences organized by international associations.

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. First place in the Americas for hosting international association events.

Employees of the Palais des congrès de Montréal

Karine Plamondon, Associate Director of Event Planning and Management, was nominated for Supplier of the Year by Experient, a global meeting and events management company.

The Business Development team’s Mylène Paré was named as Supplier of the Year at the Journée nationale de l’industrie des réunions recognition gala.

The Canadian Society of Association Executives recognized Suzie Roy of the Business Development team for her work and dedication to the tourism industry.

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