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Palais des congrès de Montréal
The Palais des congrès de Montréal houses versatile and ultramodern facilities for holding conventions, conferences, meetings, galas and exhibitions right in the heart of a sustainable destination the city that hosts the most international conventions in the Americas.
Unique design, green event packages, award-winning event technologies, creativity and reputable customer service are but some of the features of our personalized offering.
Since it opened in 1983, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has built an international reputation for excellence through the more than 6,000 events and 16 million visitors we have hosted. Shortlisted for the title of World’s Best Congress Centre, the Palais des congrès was Quality Standards gold certified in 2015 by the International Association of Convention Centres. It offers modern, sophisticated, and flexible facilities.
Just an hour from the U.S. border, Montréal has direct flights from most major international destinations. Once in the city, getting around the island is easy, with options ranging from bikes to public transportation to tech-driven transportation.
Montréal’s name comes from its centerpiece: a mountain named Mont Royal. Its European heritage is evident through 18th-century buildings and cobblestone streets in Old Montréal, while downtown has evolved into an edgier and more dynamic landscape. Everything from quiet parks to heart-pumping nightclubs are ready to greet residents and visitors alike.
Montréal lives in both French and English, but its multicultural population is really what shapes the cuisine, culture, and conversation around town. Food—from mouthwatering patisseries to local pints and fresh produce to the ever-popular poutine—is one of city’s most creative features.