Montréal, the #1 host city in North America for international meetings, can help you put together the most successful event ever. (ICCA 2016)
Cosmopolitan city, safe and lively streets, fine cuisine and “joie de vivre”: That’s Montréal, year round. It is the ideal destination! Learn more
Home to innovation and creativity, Montréal is Canada’s Research and Development capital. With a community of higher learning that includes four universities and seven affiliated schools, his 200 research centers and the business community, Montréal is a hub of scientific and industrial innovation. Learn more
“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, 2013 and 2016.
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
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!
Why you should choose Montréal
Cosmopolitan city, safe and lively streets, fine cuisine and “joie de vivre”: That’s Montréal, year round. It is the ideal destination!
A leader in innovation and technology, Montréal is home to a sizeable scientific and academic community, many of whose leading lights are members of the Palais Ambassadors' Club, widely recognized as a beacon for innovation, creativity and excellence. Hence the city is the ideal location to accommodate prestigious large-scale events.
The Palais is ready to welcome you
Quality standards Gold certified by the AIPC and shortlisted for the title of World’s Best Convention Centre in 2014, the Palais houses 113 rooms and 550,000 sq. ft. (51,100 m2) of versatile and functional facilities in a contemporary architecture that features abundant natural light.
A dedicated staff will be with you every step of the way to make your event a success.
The Palais is strategically located in the downtown core of the city, at the crossroads of vibrant districts, including the Business District, the International District, the Entertainment District, Chinatown and Old Montréal. Take the time to discover a lively cosmopolitan hub of culture renowned for its acclaimed gastronomy, incredible creativity and remarkable safety.
Montréal-Trudeau airport is only 20 minutes away from the Palais. From the Palais, a 10-minute walk gets you to 16,000 hotel rooms, including 4,000 rooms linked directly through Montréal’s underground city!
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.
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.
Science & Industry
Home to innovation and creativity, Montréal is Canada’s Research and Development capital. With a community of higher learning that includes four universities and seven affiliated schools, his 200 research centers and the business community, Montréal is a hub of scientific and industrial innovation.
The Palais didn’t “go green” yesterday. New energy efficiency measures were built into our facilities in 2000 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.
«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
1 The Intelligent Community Forum, 2016 - 2 Business Insider - 3,4 AIPC