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Montréal venue snags $121M in convention business

Between now and year’s end, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will host 10 major national and 18 international conventions that will generate nearly $121,000,000 in estimated economic benefits for Montréal and the province. These events will attract over 80,000 business tourists and exhibitors, and translate into almost 106,000 room nights being booked in hotels across the city.

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“Business tourism-related activities have a significant impact on the city’s and province’s economy, not to mention the developments and the information being exchanged at these events that help move sectors like healthcare, aerospace and IT forward,” said Raymond Larivée, president and CEO, Palais des congrès de Montréal.

“The flexibility, efficiency and quality of our facilities and event technologies make our venue ideal for large-scale conventions,” added Larivée.

This is evidenced by the AIPC Gold Quality Standards certification the Palais earned in March. It is the highest recognition of quality awarded by the international convention center industry, thus further entrenching the Palais’ role as a leader on the global business tourism scene.

The following conventions, confirmed in collaboration with Tourisme Montréal, will bring together professionals and experts from all over the planet, who will seize their time in Montréal to discover the city, its attractions, restaurants, festivals, etc. – a city, which incidentally, has been rated the top host city in the Americas by the Union of International Associations three years running.

Some of the conventions coming to Montréal

Date Convention Participants Economic benefits
May 45e Journées dentaires internationales du Québec 2015 12 000 $20.2 M
May American Geophysical Union 2015 Joint Assembly 2 000 $4.0 M
May Annual Aesthetic Meeting 1 500 $5.6 M
May CIM 2015 Conference and Exhibition (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum) 1 500 $4.8 M
June ASME Turbo Expo 2015 – International Gas Turbine Institute 2 000 $5.5 M
July 2015 Annual Convention – American Association for Justice 3 000 $7.7 M
October International Continence Society (ICS) 45th Annual Scientific Meeting 4 000 $5.7 M
October American College of Chest Physicians 2 500 $8.0 M
November Assemblée générale annuelle et Congrès annuel de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec 3 000 $4.1 M
December NIPS 2015 (Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation) 2 400 $7.2 M
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