The Palais des congrès de Montréal turns 40!

40e Anniversaire du Palais des congrès de Montréal
Congrès Palais des congrès Montréal

The Palais des congrès de Montréal is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

In its four-decade history, the Palais has become known as the premier venue for gatherings, collaborations and innovation, while constantly reinventing itself to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

Since its opening on May 27, 1983, the Palais has played an essential role in promoting Montreal as a global destination for international events, conferences, exhibitions and business gatherings.

Palais des congrès Montréal

An icon of the city skyline

The Palais’ avant-garde architecture is its own work of art. Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, its distinctive design and iconic coloured glass façade reflect the city’s exuberance and willingness to experiment.

In 40 years, the Palais has hosted more than 9,000 events, attracting more than 23 million visitors from around the world and generating more than $7 billion in economic spinoffs. Its wide variety of gatherings, including international summits, science conventions, trade shows and public exhibitions, have made it an essential hub for knowledge-sharing, business opportunities and new discoveries.

Over the years, the Palais’ incredible spirit, flexibility and innovation have played a major part in boosting the international standing of Montréal and the province of Québec. By hosting conferences and international conventions, it has also helped to disseminate knowledge and advance the province’s academic, scientific, medical and technology sectors.

To minimise its carbon footprint

The Palais has adopted sustainable practices across the board. With its greenhouse gas offset programmes, sustainability action plan and 100% carbon-neutral building, the Palais des congrès has made sustainable development a key priority. This year has also seen the re-opening of the Palais’ green roof, a testing ground and showcase for urban farming technologies and techniques in Québec. By encouraging responsible local procurement and reducing its energy consumption, the Palais continues to innovate and promote best practices in sustainability.

Accueil Palais des congrès Montréal

The excellence of the team

In addition to its economic and social impact, the Palais primarily owes its success to the dedication and professionalism of its team. Their service and hospitality, talent for innovation and wide-ranging expertise in event hosting have kept out customer satisfaction rate above 90% for years.

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And the future

As the Palais des congrès de Montréal celebrates its 40th anniversary, it will continue to innovate and evolve in order to remain at the forefront of the event and business tourism industries. By cultivating strategic relationships with business partners, ambassadors, researchers and key stakeholders, strengthening its ties to the local community, adopting rigorous sustainability policies and positioning itself as an innovative solutions centre, the Palais is keeping itself competitive on the international stage—where it can proudly represent Montréal and the province of Québec for at least another 40 years!