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MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A great victory for Montréal! The city was named the top destination in America for hosting international association events, according to the official 2011 rankings set out by the Union of International Associations (UIA). As the principal host location in Québec for major international meetings, and as a 2011 finalist for the APEX award for World's Best Convention Centre, the Palais des congrès hosts thousands of conference-goers every year and generates major intellectual and economic spinoffs for Montréal and Québec.

 

"We are very proud of our ranking, which is testimony to the efforts made by our team and by the Tourisme Montréal team to make Montréal a top conference destination for international associations seeking an exceptional experience for their participants," said Marc Tremblay, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. "This title, combined with our recent 90% score for customer service quality, indicates that Montréal and the Palais remain among the world's best-loved destinations. In addition to having top-notch staff, the Palais is recognized for our city centre location, the quality of our multifunctional spaces, and our quality/price ratio," he added.

 

The Honourable Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal, said: "Montréal's high ranking is a fitting demonstration of our city's excellence and our capacity to meet the needs of major international associations in terms of infrastructure, hosting and entertainment, to say nothing of the unique joie de vivre our city is known for. I'd like to congratulate the Palais des congrès and Tourisme Montréal teams, who earned this success through their strong work."

 

With this victory, Montréal has taken first place among all destinations in America, beating out the continent's other major cities, including Washington, New York and Boston, as well as Toronto and Vancouver.

 

Final 2011 rankings for America:

1- Montréal

2- Washington

3- New York

 

About the UIA

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre specializing in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907. In its ongoing efforts to facilitate understanding of the nature and complexities of the international community of organizations, the UIA has become a cutting-edge technical centre with high standing in the academic, governmental, and business domains. http://www.uia.be/

 

About the Palais des congrès de Montréal

The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais generates major economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed proudly for over 28 years to sharing knowledge and enhancing Montréal's international reputation as a first-rate destination. For more information: http://www.congresmtl.com.

 

About Tourisme Montréal

Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing conditions of the market. For more information, please visit http://www.tourisme-montreal.org.

 

SOURCE: Palais des congrès de Montréal

 

For further information:

Source:

Chrystine Loriaux, Adm.A., B.A.A.

Director, Marketing and Communications

Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal

Tel.: 514 871-3104

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Wow! et bien-sûr! Maintenant, allons-y avec un agrandissement du Palais!

 

One thing, haven't they been talking about expanding the Palais for the past few years now? It is interesting to see Montreal #1 for top host city for Int'l events for America.

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Leur politique est de refaire/maximiser l'intérieur et les produits/services connexes avant tout. Le Palais est encore bien petit comparé à d'autres grands centres, je trouve qu'ils ne devraient pas attendre pour agrandir.

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Impressionnant et tout à notre honneur. Cela démontre bien le haut degré de professionnalisme dont font preuve tous les intervenants dans ce dossier. Notre longue tradition d'accueil et d'événements internationaux de tous genres, font partie de notre expertise et montrent bien les bons choix qui ont été faits pour arriver à ce résultat. Notre excellence dans une foule de domaines vient s'ajouter à cette réputation de ville chaleureuse et créative, qui nous ouvre grand la porte des décideurs du monde entier, quand vient le temps de choisir un endroit gagnant pour le succès de leurs précieuses réunions.

 

Comme dit LindbergMTL, reste maintenant à agrandir le Palais des Congrès pour qu'il puisse profiter davantage de cet engouement. L'espace aérien immédiatement à l'est et au-dessus de l'autoroute est idéal pour cette expansion, qui en même temps recouvrira un peu plus cette cicatrice hideuse. Il pourrait même rejoindre une future place publique qui pourrait être créée au niveau de la rue de l'Hôtel de Ville (au-dessus de la 720) en complétant le développement de ce secteur voisin du Quartier de la Santé.

 

On a ici une opportunité extraordinaire de réaliser un magnifique espace public qui ferait le lien entre les quartiers du Vieux-Montréal, le Quartier Chinois, le Quartier de la Santé et le Quartier International. Un lieu central qui pourrait être animé 24h et qui ferait l'objet d'un concours international que la Ville pourrait s'offrir pour son 375è anniversaire. De tous les endroits au cv, ce site est mon plus grand rêve pour la ville. Une place invitante, superbement aménagée et polyvalente, bordée d'un Palais des Congrès à la façade originale qui en même temps donnerait la réplique à son opposée à l'ouest sur la Place Riopelle.

 

La plus belle récompense d'abord offerte à l'équipe du Palais des Congrès et leurs associés pour leur travail exceptionnel; et finalement à toute la population montréalaise qui aimera s'y retrouver, pour toutes sortes d'événements au pied de son non moins réputé Hôtel de Ville. Un couronnement de classe pour une ville qui le mérite vraiment.

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Wow! et bien-sûr! Maintenant, allons-y avec un agrandissement du Palais!

 

Je crois qu'il est effectivement temps d'y penser. Surtout qu'il y a de l'espace disponible au dessus de l'autoroute Ville-Marie.

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With this victory, Montréal has taken first place among all destinations in America, beating out the continent's other major cities, including Washington, New York and Boston, as well as Toronto and Vancouver.

 

Final 2011 rankings for America:

1- Montréal

2- Washington

3- New York

 

C'était déjà le cas pour 2009 et 2010. Une troisième année consécutive !! Pas mal, n'est-ce pas ?

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https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/montreal-hosts-more-international-conferences-than-any-other-city-in-the-americas-687788701.html

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Montréal hosts more international conferences than any other city in the Americas


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Palais des congrès de Montréal

12:55 ET

MONTRÉAL, July 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal ranks first among the top cities in the Americas where international conferences are planned. This is according to the prestigious report issued by the Union of International Associations (UIA) for 2017. Montréal hosted 149 international conferences, finishing ahead of cities like Washington, New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Toronto. That's a new record, eclipsing the previous mark of 108 events set in 2005. More impressive still, Montréal hosted almost two-and-a-half times the events held by the second-place city.

Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal (CNW Group/Palais des congrès de Montréal)
Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal (CNW Group/Palais des congrès de Montréal)
Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Centre) (CNW Group/Palais des congrès de Montréal)
Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Centre) (CNW Group/Palais des congrès de Montréal)
 

2017 Rankings – Union of International Associations

Top international meeting cities

in the Americas

City

Number of meetings

 

1.

 

Montréal

149

 

2.

 

Washington

62

 

3.

 

New York

57

 

4.

 

Buenos Aires

34

 

5.

 

Toronto

27

Overall, Montréal accounted for 61% of all international events held in Canada. This figure clearly reflects the city's reputation within this key market, which contributes significantly to the Montréal and Québec economy. The city ranks 15th worldwide.

"The excellent work by the Palais' teams and Ambassadors, our partners, especially the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the IRSST, Montréal InVivo, the universities, the hotel industry and the City of Montréal, is bearing fruit and yielding remarkable results. This development strategy combined with Tourisme Montréal's efforts in promoting our city are ensuring Montréal retains its select status among the world's top host cities in the world for international conferences," emphasized Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. "The opportunity to play a role in the major events that are shaping tomorrow's Québec and spreading its reputation globally is a privilege that galvanizes everyone on the Palais team," he added.

"Business tourism is a big lucrative market for Montréal. It generates significant economic and tourism benefits. 2017 was a record year for conferences, business meetings and sporting events. We attract thousands of participants each year, who continue to be increasingly satisfied with their experience. These rankings reiterate our leadership atop the America's tourism industry. They are proof that we need to continue to work together to deliver an experience that is uniquely Montréal," said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal.

Founded in 1907 by Nobel Prize winner Henri La Fontaine and Paul Otlet, the UIA publishes these world rankings based on a database consisting of 68,000+ organizations in 300 countries and territories.

At the top of another prominent international ranking 
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) also ranks Montréal among the world's top host cities for international events. Number One in North America and second in the Americas, after Buenos Aires, the city performed well on the ICCA's list, whose results stem from a database of over 12,000 events that rotate between at least three different countries.

A new record: the 96 Montréal events the ICCA compiled for its 2017 list amount to a 26% increase over the previous record set in 2016. Since 2002, Montréal has topped the North America standings 10 times.

About Tourisme Montréal 
Tourisme Montréal is a private, non-profit organization that works to position Montréal as an international-calibre leisure and business travel destination. The organization leads innovative tourist welcome strategies with a twofold objective: ensuring that visitors enjoy a quality experience and maximizing the economic benefits of tourism. Uniting more than 800 tourism professionals, Tourisme Montréal plays a leading role in the management and development of Montréal's tourism business, and makes recommendations on issues surrounding the city's economic, urban and cultural development. For more information, go to www.mtl.org. 

About the Palais des congrès de Montréal
Recipient of the highest quality standards certification in the industry and shortlisted for the World's Best Congress Centre award (AIPC), the Palais des congrès de Montréal attracts and hosts conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. It generates major tourism revenues and intellectual wealth for Montréal and Québec, while also contributing to the international reputation of Montréal, the top host city in the Americas for international events. For more information, visit congresmtl.com.

SOURCE Palais des congrès de Montréal

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For further information: Chrystine Loriaux, Fellow Adm.A. B.A.A., Director, Marketing and Communications, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Phone: 514 871-3104; Andrée-Anne Pelletier, Manager - Corporate Public Relations, Tourisme Montréal, 514 844-3344/514 248-7844, [email protected]

 
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