Cosmopolitan, creative and chic — an invitation to meet in Montréal is always captivating
Undeniably stylish. Dynamic. Cosmopolitan. A centuries-old island city with a dual personality: where old-world charms meets high tech innovation, and French meets English — seamlessly. Planners appreciate the diversity of accommodations, off-site venues and the state-of-the-art convention centre at the core of this cultural crossroad, while delegates are dazzled by the city’s unmistakable “joie de vivre.” Gourmet dining, trend-setting entertainment and a never-ending party vibe perpetually land Montreal at the top of everyone’s list of favourite convention and incentive destinations.
Montréal by the Numbers
TOTAL GUEST ROOMS27,000
TOTAL MEETING SPACE90,596 sq m | 975,176 sq ft
Experts to help you plan
Eastern Time Zone
This place is perfect for meetings that:
- Want to meet in the top destinations — Montréal is the leader amongst North American cities for conventions, and one of Canada’s top destinations for incentive programs
- Focus on innovation: Montréal’s life sciences, ICT, gaming and aerospace pros can round out your speakers list
- Embrace the hustle and bustle of a large urban centre
- Look for impressive, world-class venues and first class service
- Want to generate buzz and leave a lasting impression on their members
You can count on:
- Open hearts. Open minds. Montréal is open for business.
- Hotels for every size of group, taste and budget
- Ultra-modern and beautiful state-of- the-art, sustainably operated convention centre
- Off-site venues ranging from historic sites to enchanting natural settings
- Getting down to business in both national languages – French and English spoken here
- More than one request for free time for shopping stylish Ste.-Catherine Street
MOVING YOUR PEOPLE
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to your registration desk: 20-minute drive
Once you’re here: Uber, Bixi self-service bike rental, horse-drawn carriage, river and jet boats, Metro system
Visitors to Montréal have accommodation options that include familiar names like Delta, Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton, and Westin. Charmingly local picture-perfect boutique hotels, and ritzy independent properties also rate among the best in the world.
Montréal ’s 33-kilometre “underground city” – the largest of its kind in the world – links 4,000 hotel rooms to the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, as well as to shopping centres, banks, activities, attractions, the Metro and much more.
It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.
Groups coming from outside Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking.
Biggest bang for your meeting buck
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I would definitely recommend Montréal. It's everything that you ever wanted: the food, the people, the way that the architecture is. I'm just fabulously in love with this city.
Come and experience the city - first hand. See it. Taste it. Experience it. It is such an amazing city. It's what we look for in a package. Walkability. There are historic sites. There are modern sites. It's really the package that most planners are seeking for their delegates. That's what I love about Montréal.
American & International Associations for Dental Research
There is much more history to this city. It is actually a city. In the States, we consider New York City and Chicago as the core cities because they were originally port cities and rail cities. And for sociologists, we’re very interested in urban areas with lots of culture — in terms of music, race, class, diversity and the makeup of those kinds of urban areas. So that’s why Montréal appeals to us — in the same tier as the New Yorks, Chicagos and San Franciscos.
American Sociological Association
“It's a wonderful place; a first class city. It definitely has a bit of a European flavour to it, a lot of culture and there's a lot for attendees to really explore and enjoy.
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