Montreal ranks first in the Americas for hosting international conferences in 2021

Montréal première ville dans les Amériques pour l’accueil de congrès internationaux en 2021

Montréal, July 21, 2022 – The Palais des congrès de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal are proud to announce that Montréal ranked among the top 10 cities in the world for hosting international events, according to the 63rd edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report, the official report of the Union of International Associations (UIA), published in June 2022. In fact, Montréal is the only North American city to appear in the top 10 of this prestigious list.

As well, the city ranks first in the Americas for hosting international events in 2021, coming ahead of major cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto in Canada, as well as New York, Washington and Chicago in the United States. Canada ranks 14th in the world for hosting international meetings.


“Once again, Montréal has demonstrated its vitality and resilience on the international scene. Thanks to the strength of its players and event organizers, the city is always able to adapt, create and innovate in business tourism.” – Emmanuelle Legault, president and CEO, Palais des congrès de Montréal “There are no small victories in tourism, especially after the past two years we have been through. Despite the obstacles and difficulties encountered, Montréal had the strength and ability to continue to host international events, thanks to our experienced and respected teams, who were able to not only offer exceptional services and attractions, but to also adapt to the changing public health situation with sensitivity and professionalism.” – Yves Lalumière, President and CEO, Tourisme Montréal