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.
  • AIPC Apex Award: The Palais was shortlisted for the APEX World’s Best Congress Centre award in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, the year the prestigious biannual competition was renamed the AIPC Apex Award, recognizing the highest client rating in the world for a convention centre.
  • IEEE Supporting Friend award 2018: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognized the Palais des congrès de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal with a Supporting Friend award for the extraordinary assistance provided while hosting IEEE conferences and meetings. Montréal is the first destination, and the Palais des congrès is the first convention centre to receive this award.



  • 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

  • Ulysse 2015 : Special “convention services” award
  • Named “Best High Tech Venue” in the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2014 Best in Show list
  • DSE Apex Award 2014 : Gold award winner in the Event Venues category
  • Digital Screenmedia Association Award 2014 : Winner in the Best Government/Education/Non-profit Digital Signage category

Employees of the Palais des congrès de Montréal


  • UIA : Top host city in North America for international association conventions in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
  • ICCA : Ranked first in North America for the number of conventions organized by international associations in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017.