At the AIPC International Association of Convention Centres Annual Conference in Sydney the Palais des congrès de Montréal was presented with the prestigious AIPC Innovation Award.
The Palais was recognized for its Urban Agriculture Lab and its innovations in sustainable development. There were 16 convention centres on the shortlist.
By opening the Urban Agriculture Lab in tandem with partners like the Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) and Ligne Verte, the Palais is fostering experimentation with new rooftop urban farming technologies and practices, and in the process, is also reducing heat islands in the city’s downtown core,” declared Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
The AIPC Innovation Award recognizes excellence in convention centre management by showcasing initiatives that represent innovation.
More about the APIC Innovation Award.