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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. Cross-border meetings as easy as 1-2-3

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    When planning your future meetings and conferences, selecting Montréal brings a tantalising international flair to the proceedings for your guests and attendees. And while hosting an event in Montréal does require the extra steps of getting your materials and delegates within Canada’s borders, with a modicum of pre-planning this process can be smooth and simple. Here’s how. Select the customs […]

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  2. HUB Montréal: a new international gathering of creativity and culture

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    From November 8 to 18, influential players in the creative and cultural sectors from across the globe will flock to the first annual edition of HUB Montréal, an official event of the city’s official 375th anniversary celebrations. More than 3,000 professionals from ecosystems as diverse as music, digital arts, film, video games, multimedia, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality […]

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  3. VIA Rail: Just the Ticket for Business Travel

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    Be it highway driving or airport transfers, most forms of business travel can be both fatiguing and put a dent in daily productivity levels. With direct links between most of Canada’s major cities (including Montréal) and business class travel options fine-tuned to maintain workflow in true comfort, think of VIA Rail as your office on the go. On the right […]

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  4. 6 tips for record-breaking attendance at your next meeting

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    “If you build it, they will come.” If only that were true, right? You may have the best program, world-renowned speakers and an amazing host city, but if you want to add a little rocket fuel to those registration numbers, here are a few attendance-building tips to make your next meeting a record-breaking success. Start early on social It’s never […]

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  5. The Palais des congrès: innovation that works for you

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    Located right in the heart of the city, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is not your average convention centre. Behind its iconic multi-coloured façade, this BOMA BESt Level 3 certified facility offers 551,520 sq. ft. (51,280 m²) of event rental space, including 113 rooms which can accommodate up to 1,950 booths. There’s also a rooftop terrace offering almost 20,000 square feet […]

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  6. 6 Ways to Make Your Meeting Menu Healthier

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    Have you ever tried to get through a company presentation or a day-long meeting after chowing down on a heavy lunch of Fettuccine Alfredo and washing it down with a glass of wine? It’s torture, right? You can’t keep your eyes open and your brain feels like it’s wading through molasses. Everything is painfully slow and arduous. There’s an undeniable […]

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  7. Design for Change: The World Design Summit Comes to Montréal

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    A prestigious who’s who in modern design are set to attend the World Design Summit at the Palais de congrès de Montréal from October 16 to 25. Delegates include some 50 international organizations, 5000 delegates, 1000 speakers, 30 keynote presentations, and 30,000 Expo visitors from 80 countries, all coming together for this invitation-only exchange of ideas on the theme of […]

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  8. “Bleu de bleu” art installation welcomes visitors to Montréal

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    Montréal is a city filled with public art and street happenings year-round, and now that starts from the moment you land at Montréal-Trudeau airport. Presented by National Bank, Bleu de Bleu is an ambitious project that required a year’s research in feasibility and represents an investment of $3.2 million in private donations from the local business community. Montréal-Trudeau airport is […]

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  9. Montréal Hosts the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

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    The 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are one of the most important events on the international sporting calendar, and Montréal’s storied Olympic Stadium is set to host the 2017 edition from October 2 to 8.  Awarding 12 world champion titles, over 500 athletes from 80 countries will compete before packed audiences and international media. Since its first edition in […]

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  10. 6 Reasons to Winter in Montréal

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    Winter lovers know aaaall about the joys of wintertime in Montréal. But did you know it’s the perfect spot for winter business meet-ups as well? Even without time to explore the ski trails around the city or luge with the kids on Parc Jean-Drapeau, there are winter adventures and rich cultural offerings happening right downstairs from your hotel that only […]

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