Montréal. Between now and yearend 2015, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will host 10 major national and 18 international conventions. 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.
“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,” says Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. “The flexibility, efficiency and quality of our facilities and event technologies make our venue ideal for large-scale conventions,” adds Larivée, as 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 centre industry, thus further entrenching the Palais’ role as a leader on the global business tourism scene.