Awards and Recognitions

Montréal’s main centre for major events, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has an impressive track record. Right in the heart of the city that hosts the most international conventions in the Americas, the Palais has earned numerous awards and certifications, all the while consistently maintaining a customer satisfaction rate of nearly 93%.

Palais des congrès de Montréal

Excellence and quality

  • AIPC Gold Quality Standards : International GOLD level certification awarded by the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). The program assesses a convention centre’s rigorous management, adherence to specific quality standards and level of interest in continuous improvement. It measures a convention centre’s quality and management performance in 10 areas: Customer Service, Quality of Facilities and Operations, Employee Relations, Health, Safety, Security and Emergency Response, Financial Integrity, Community Relations, Environmental Responsibility, Industry Relations and Supplier Relations.
  • APEX World’s Best Congress Centre: A 2014 finalist for this award given by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC).



  • AIPC Innovation Award 2017: Overall winner for the Palais' Urban agriculture Lab
  • BOMA BEST: National environmental certification for existing buildings
  • Mercuriades 2013: Finalist in the Sustainable Development category
  • Mercuriades 2012: Finalist in the Increased Productivity and Sustainable Development categories
  • Vivats 2013 : Winner in the Host Site category
  • Ulysse 2012 : Winner in the Green Events category
  • Montréal and the Palais are certified by iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM standards, a certification that solidifies the city’s reputation as a leading destination for hosting environmentally sustainable events.

Event technology

Employees of the Palais des congrès de Montréal


  • UIA : Top host city in North America for international association conventions in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • ICCA : Ranked first in North America for the number of conventions organized by international associations in 2012, 2013 and 2016.