Palais des congrès de Montréal named 2023 Venue of the Year  by MPI Montréal-Québec City chapter  

Le Palais des congrès de Montréal a été honoré du prix « Site de l'année » au Gala Hommage 2023 du MPI Montréal et Québec.

The Palais des congrès de Montréal won the Venue of the Year award at the 2023 tribute gala organized by the Montréal-Québec City chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). This prestigious accolade speaks to the excellence of the Palais’ infrastructure and services, further evidence of why it is the top international convention centre in the Americas. 

MPI is a global organization devoted to the advancement of the meeting and convention industry. Each year, its Montréal-Québec City chapter hosts a gala that recognizes the industry’s key players for their outstanding contribution. The Venue of the Year award is given to the organization that has raised the bar in numerous areas: 

  • Broad range of events hosted 
  • Ability to respond to the event industry’s new realities as they arise  
  • High environmental standards  
  • Infrastructure and services that make it possible to hold state-of-the-art events 
  • Website and online resources that facilitate searching and booking  

The award underlines the importance of the Palais des congrès de Montréal as an international  symbol for major events. The Palais has a number of core characteristics that set it apart and are helping drive today’s event industry forward:  

1. Mission of innovation: Innovation is among the Palais’ central priorities, and it is proving a formidable tool for advancing its mission and vision, whether internally – through continuous improvement or new creative solutions – or by shepherding customers through the planning and hosting of their events with support that is uniquely tailored. Via our Events Lab, event organizers can tap into ways of taking their function to the next level and staying in lockstep with current industry trends. 

2. Commitment to sustainability: The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability. Curbing the environmental impact of its operations or strategically advocating for sustainable practices are but a few of the many solutions the Palais continually rolls out to honour its commitment toward sustainability. 

3. Top-quality services: Event organizers enjoy world-class services, from logistics planning to leading-edge technology. The expertise of the Palais teams and official partners (Capital Traiteur for their catering knowhow, TKNL for their creative audiovisual services, GES for decorations with the personal touch) guarantees each visitor benefits from a remarkable experience. The proof is in the customer satisfaction rate, among the highest in the world. 

4. Impact on the community: The Palais plays an active role in the economic development of  Montréal and Québec as whole by attracting major events that generate significant economic benefits, not to mention measurable social and intellectual wealth. By hosting events with global reach and fostering substantive exchanges and discussions, the Palais helps set the stage for forging meaningful worldwide advancements (e.g. the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework adopted at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference). 

Being recognized as the 2023 Venue of the Year by the Montréal-Québec City chapter of MPI further entrenches the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s reputation for excellence within the convention and event industry. The Palais is instrumental to expanding Montréal’s brand as a premier host city and a significant driver of regional economic development.