Generate new sponsorship revenue at the Palais des congrès
Imagine this for your next event: An ultra-modern facility bathed in natural light with flexible, multi-purpose spaces and bold striking architecture. A range of green meeting options to match your needs and goals. Plus an experienced event planning team to help you find the best suppliers and services to create an unforgettable experience within your budget; access to the latest in cutting-edge technology to help you plan, host, and measure the success of your event.
Oh, and imagine if all this technology could help your organization generate new sponsorship revenue for your next event.
You’re not dreaming. That’s exactly what the Palais des congrès de Montréal can offer.
Green, high-tech and more connected than ever
Located right in the heart of the city, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is not your conventional convention centre. Behind its iconic multi-coloured façade, this BOMA BESt Level 3 certified facility offers nearly 552,000 sq. ft. 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 of outdoor space, complete with breathtaking views of the Montréal.
The roof of the Palais is also crowned with vast rooftop garden where vegetables, fruit and fine herbs are grown and three beehives pollinate all the greenery. This green roof project was launched in 2010 and not only fights the “urban heat island” effect, but also provides a harvest of fresh produce and ingredients for the Palais kitchens, as well as for local community groups.
When it comes to technology, the Palais continues to raise the bar. In 2012, it deployed an ambitious high-tech modernization plan, making it one of the most technologically-friendly convention centres in North America. The new network infrastructure offers unparalleled reliability and wireless connectivity, supporting up to 20,000 simultaneous connections. An innovative digital display system lets event planners welcome attendees and keep them informed – and generate new revenue sources at the same time.
A Palais “first”: A wide range of event technologies to generate revenue
The Palais is one of the first convention centres in North America to place technology at the service of event planners by keeping them (and their exhibitors and attendees) connected and informed while offering the possibility of generating new sources of revenue for their events.
First, the powerful and reliable Wi-Fi network throughout the Palais gives planners two benefits in one service: high-speed connectivity, regardless of the number of attendees, plus prominent visibility on the connection page for sponsors. Add to that the cutting-edge digital display network, offering the latest generation of 55” HD screens and a 90-sq. ft. video wall located right in the heart of the highest traffic area of the Palais. These prime visibility spaces can be rented and resold for great ROI. And now, the Palais also offers exhibitors a unique e-commerce portal that simplifies the purchase of products and services. Planners can offer sponsors new visibility spaces on this innovative platform. Last but not least, the Palais has partnered with world IT leader CGI to offer planners the option of creating a mobile application for their events that is flexible, secure and fully customizable – and offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to generate revenue.
Ready to start planning your most successful – and profitable – event ever? Contact the event professionals at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Fast Facts: Palais des congrès de Montréal
- 113 rooms and venues 551,520 sq. ft. (51,280 m2)
- Exhibition venues: 498,874 sq. ft. (46,347 m2)
- Up to 1,950 booths
- Meeting rooms: 362,077 sq. ft. (33,638 m2)
- Ballrooms (3): 115,040 (10,688 m2)
- Terraces (4): 48,537 sq. ft. (4,509 m2)
- Green roofs: 144,386 sq. ft. (13,416 m2) in development
- High-speed wireless Internet supporting up to 20,000 simultaneous connections and 1-gigabyte bandwidth with complete coverage throughout the Palais
- Digital display network including 90 HD 55-inch screens to provide excellent opportunities to generate revenue
- Mobile event application developed in partnership with CGI
- Comprehensive E-commerce platform to facilitate exhibitors’ purchase of products and services
- Seamless high-speed Wi-Fi within a 3 km radius downtown
Discover how the Palais can offer premium visibility for your sponsors