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Montreal events to generate $47M economic impact

Between now and the end of the year, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will be hosting no fewer than eight national and international conventions as well as seven tradeshows that will attract a total of 37,200 delegates and 1,186 exhibitors to Montréal.

These business tourists will book over 23,000 hotel room nights while in the city to attend events expected to generate $47,045,000 for the Montréal and Québec economy. This confirms once again the key role business tourism plays in the province’s economic development.

Montréal continues to be a leading event destination. A 2013 finalist for the World Best Convention Centre award, the Palais rivals the world’s biggest convention centers.

“Our experienced and enthusiastic teams are ready for the coming weeks, and the energy will be palpable,” said Raymond Larivée, president and CEO, Palais des congrès de Montréal. “Together with our partners like Capital Catering and Freeman Audio Visual, we look forward to rolling out an unforgettably warm welcome for our customers and their participants.”

Kitchen turning up the heat!

In addition to conventions and tradeshows, the Palais will host numerous meetings and special events, including many corporate holiday season parties. Capital Catering will therefore be busy wowing guests with cuisine and serving over 50,000 meals. Quite a feat!

Back after the break!

The holiday season break will be short as we start preparing for the Montréal International Auto Show in early 2015. The doors to the city’s largest consumer show will open on Jan. 16, and we have to be ready to host the approximately 200,000 visitors attending each year.

Date Events scheduled at Palais des congrès Expected turnout
Nov. Confidential convention 4 500 delegates
Nov. Confidential show 1 000 delegates
Nov. 1-4 Congrès 2014 de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec 3 000 delegates
Nov. 6-8 Cours de perfectionnement du notariat 2014 — Chambre des notaires du Québec 1 500 delegates
Nov. 10-11 MIGS 2014 1 500 delegates
Nov. 11 2014 Insurance and Investment Convention 1 200 delegates
Nov. 12-13 Grand Rendez-vous Santé et Sécurité du Travail 2014 6 400 delegates
Nov. 13 2014 Contech Building Exposition 2 000 delegates
Nov. 14-20 ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 3 000 delegates
Nov. 19-20 PACKEX / D&M / PTX / ATX / EXPOPLAST / CME / AEROCON 3 000 delegates
Nov. 24-25 Canadian Mortgage Conference and Expo 2 000 delegates
Nov. 25-26 Stratégies PME 2016 5 000 delegates
Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 2014 Conference of the Library and Information Community of Québec 1 000 delegates
Dec. 8-13 NIPS Annual Conference

(Neural Information Processing Systems  Foundation)

1 600 delegates
Dec. 10-12 Smart City Expo Montréal 2014 800 delegates


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