The Palais des congrès de Montréal has announced a new partner for audiovisual production as well as for simultaneous translation/interpretation. Following a rigorous bidding process, the Quebec firm TKNL, Experience Makers has been officially selected. This partnership will begin serving clients on January 1, 2022, and will run for the next five years.
Aligning with the Palais’ vision for the future, TKNL will provide a wide range of new services that combine creative spark with leading-edge expertise in both virtual and hybrid events, according to the Palais. TKNL has been the producer of the Palais’ Ambassadors Gala since 1994.
Created in 1989, TKNL has established a reputation in events management locally, nationally and internationally, producing larger-than-life events for clients in both the business and voluntary sectors. The firm, originally known as Techni-Logique, has focused on developing its creative strengths and its production expertise, doing business most notably under the Chaos création brand, and acquiring Équinoxe Production and Idées au Cube along the way. TKNL has also made a name for itself through its virtual and hybrid offerings, creating broadcast-quality television productions for business clients at its studios.
With more than 14,000 events, 750 permanent installations and 10 immersive experiences under its belt, TKNL is praised around the world for its team of seasoned professionals, its strategic accompaniment of clients, its highly creative event design, and its expertise in digital solutions, the company claims. Working alongside the Palais’ team, TKNL will develop customized products tailored to the changing needs of local, national and international clients, as well as providing an exceptional pipeline to Quebec’s creative ecosystem.
Marc L’Heureux, President and CEO of TKNL, says: “This is an historic moment for our whole team. Ever since I started in the industry, becoming an official partner of the Palais des congrès has been a dream of mine, and now it has become a reality. It’s like winning the Stanley Cup! We are very eager to get this adventure going and bring new ideas to life along with the Palais’ team. After all that our industry has gone through over the last several months, it’s high time to turn toward the future and push forward with new innovations. As Buzz Lightyear from the movie Toy Story would say: To infinity and beyond!”