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Montréal is a safe, cosmopolitan city with lively streets, offering fine cuisine and “joie de vivre”. A North American vibe mixed with European charm – that’s Montréal, year round!
Science, Knowledge & Innovation
Montréal is a leader in the science and industrial sectors with a thriving academic and research community: 11 institutions of higher learning including 4 major universities and 7 affiliated schools, 200 research centres, a dynamic business community and more than 1,500 institutions active in research and development.
“If I could take the Palais, pick it up and carry it with me to every destination, I would be very happy!”
Earla J. Jones, MS, CMP
Director, Annual Meeting
Number one host city in the Americas for international conventions in 2012 and 2013.
Number one city in the Americas for international events in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Finalist in 2014
for the APEX Award for World’s Best Convention Centre
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Your event at the Palais des congrès
Looking for the best destination in the Americas or North America for your international convention? The Palais des congrès and the city of Montréal are ready to welcome you and your delegation!
Reinventing events in a premium destination
Add some flair to your event! The Palais des congrès in cosmopolitan Montréal is the perfect convention and exhibition centre for your next congress in a city that is a unique blend of European atmosphere and North American efficiency, sure to delight delegates.
A leader in innovation and technology, Montréal is home to an impressive scientific and academic community, many of whose leaders are members of the Palais Ambassadors' Club, widely recognized as a hotbed for innovation, creativity and excellence. That’s why Montréal is an ideal location to host prestigious large-scale events.
Montreal is right next door!
Montréal is just 29 miles for the US border, a short flight away from all major North American hubs, and 20 minutes from Montréal-Trudeau airport, which offers direct flights to over 149 destinations worldwide.
Finalist for AIPC World’s Best Convention Centre in 2014, the Palais has 113 rooms and 550,000 sq. ft. of flexible and functional facilities, including one of the largest columnless rooms in Canada, plus contemporary architecture that offers abundant natural light. A dedicated staff will be with you every step of the way to make your event a success.
Downtown location: Near everything
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is in the heart of this world-class metropolis, which means you’re only a few minutes by foot from 16,000 hotel rooms, including 4,000 rooms linked directly through Montréal’s underground city!
The Palais is also strategically located in the downtown core of the city, at the crossroads of the vibrant districts of Chinatown, Old Montréal, the Business District, the International District and the Entertainment District.
The shopping promenade on Level 1 of the Palais houses a wide range of products and services located within steps of one another: restaurants and coffee shops, event photographer studio, flower shop, hair salon, car rental, etc.
The Palais is ready to welcome you
In collaboration with the Canada Border Services Agency, clearing event material with customs can be done on-site. Our staff of devoted and efficient experts will assist you in taking care of any administrative requirements related to hosting conventions outside the U.S. They’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you and your visitors have a truly memorable experience.
Following major investments, the Palais has now positioned itself as the North American leader in terms of its technology services. It offers the best in event technologies to engage your audience and generate new sponsorship revenue.
These technologies offers organizers new ways to communicate, namely through:
- Its dense, redundant and efficient Internet network, ready to meet all the latest connectivity challenges. Wi-Fi is also offered free of charge on Level 1.
- The digital display network, equipped with 55-inch HD screens and a video wall
- The e-commerce portal, which makes services ordering easier for exhibitors.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal won gold at the prestigious DSE 2014 APEX Awards in Las Vegas in recognition of the quality and flexibility of its digital signage technology.
All of these services have been designed to be integrated in your sponsorship recognition program and thus provide event organizers with the opportunity to generate new sponsorship revenue.
The Palais didn’t “go green” yesterday. New energy efficiency measures were built into our facilities in 2000-2002 and we have adopted an Environmental Policy that speaks to our commitment to the best sustainable development practices. The Palais is also proud to be able to promote the staging of green events and offer several types of eco-packages to help you reduce your ecological footprint.
1 The Intelligent Community Forum, 2016 - 2 Business Insider - 3,4 AIPC