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Welcome to Tourisme Montréal’s meetings and conventions blog, your go-to source for original venue options, updates on the latest trends and lots of planning inspiration!

  1. Montréal hosts the Best Sommelier of the Americas contest

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    Montréal is a gourmand’s paradise, the streets and neighbourhoods lined with world-class restaurants, bars and cafés. But don’t just take our word for it: Montréal’s made the Délice Network’s list of the best food cities in the world, alongside Barcelona, Bordeaux, Torino and Hong Kong. And just saying: Montréal’s the only Canadian city on the list and only the fourth […]

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  2. A Montréal Guide for Travel Classics Attendees

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    Montréal is tickled pink to host Travel Classics International 2018. We recognize the power of travel writing, and we adore reading diverse stories from travellers and their Montréal discoveries. Our fair city is often typecast as “charmingly European” or “the mecca of festivals”. We’re happy with those titles — but ultimately, Montréal is a multitudinous city. We’ve got one foot in […]

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  3. ICCA ranks Montréal first in North America for international meetings

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    Each year the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) compiles its rankings of the top host cities in the world, and once again Montréal ranks first in North America. We’ve been here before – and while our 2016 ranking saw our belle ville hosting 76 international conventions, 2017’s total continued upwards to 96. Thanks to host spots like the innovative […]

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  4. Montréal is North America’s #1 City For Students 

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    Header photo: McGill’s downtown campus by Eva Blue Each year, Quacquarelli Symonds — a British company specializing in education — ranks the world’s top student-friendly university cities. The rankings are based upon a survey of 50,000 students, and the resulting list is an attempt to quantify the advantages and disadvantages of cities for students. The measurables include such factors as cultural life, cost of living, safety, and employer activity. Once again, Montréal has been named the number […]

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  5. WCMB: The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity comes to Montréal

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    As an island city, Montréal’s relationship with the water that surrounds it has always been strong – follow the mighty St. Lawrence River and you’ll make your way directly to the Atlantic Ocean. On May 13-16, 2018, Montréal plays host to the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, a meeting of world experts focused on preservation, study and development. Bringing scientists […]

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  6. Hôtel Le Crystal Montréal unveils new Connexion meeting spaces

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    While it’s already on the receiving end of some high praise from the likes of Forbes Magazine for its accommodating flair, Hôtel Le Crystal’s shiny new gem of a meeting floor Connexion is sure to garner equally raving reviews. With over 6,000 square feet of event space, Connexion is primed for intimate gatherings in its smaller salons and up to […]

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  7. 3 reasons every American will want to have a valid passport

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    Put simply, keeping engaged in the global economy is easy with just a valid passport in hand. Inexpensive, accepted everywhere and a simple process to obtain, it’s a necessity for business mobility. While the number of Americans with valid passports has increased to an all-time high of 42% (up leaps and bounds from 4% in 1990), the USA still falls […]

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  8. 3 Startups founded by women that combine innovation and ecology

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      by Chloé Freslon According to the 2016 Montréal Startup Ecosystem Report, there are somewhere between 1,800 and 2,600 startups in Montréal, 20% of which are founded by women. While women may not form the majority of startup founders, their companies are some of the most innovative and forward-thinking. Here are three green startups founded by Montréal women who have […]

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  9. Montréal: City of architecture (and architects!)

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    Home to buildings by some of the world’s most celebrated architects (including I.M. Pei, Mies van der Rohe, and local architectural wunderkind Moshe Safdie), Montréal has long been a hotbed of architectural experimentation and development. Named by UNESCO as an international City of Design in 2006, Montréal is also a great place for architects from around the world to live […]

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  10. Summer 2018 takes off at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

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    Each year, Montréal-Trudeau Airport welcomes more guests from more destinations than ever before, and 2018 is no exception. This summer, direct service to 146 destinations worldwide makes getting to Montréal even easier, including new non-stop flights bringing the world ever closer. Proportionately, Montréal-Trudeau is the most international of all Canadian airports, with a record-breaking 89 international flights. And it’s clear […]

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