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Sneak Peek: Major Meetings Coming to Montréal in 2017

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Each year we are humbled by the sheer diversity of groups that select Montréal as their host city for major meetings, trade shows, gatherings and sporting competitions. The events bring hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors to Montréal, providing the opportunity for the city to offer its legendary warm hospitality and unique joie de vivre (joy of living).

This year is no exception. From an international design summit to a gathering of sociologists to the world’s most important artistic gymnastics event, here is a sampling of just some of the meetings happening in Montréal in 2017.  

expo yoga

EXPO YOGA
expoyoga.ca
With more than 60 workshops, conferences and master classes to attend, attendees will be able to discover and improve yoga techniques, no matter their level, from beginners to experts.

Dates: 11-12 February 2017
Organized by: Expo Yoga
Attendees expected: 2000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

IG_Gymnix

INTERNATIONAL GYMNIX 2017
internationalgymnix.ca
With 900 athletes, 300 coaches and referees and 300 volunteers, the International Gymnix has become the biggest and the most important competition of artistic gymnastics in Canada.

Dates: 9-12 March 2017
Organized by: Gymnix
Attendees expected: 1000
Venue: Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard

HarvardWorldMUN

HARVARD WORLD MODEL UNITED NATIONS
worldmun.org
Through lively and informed debate, exciting social events, and a unique conference spirit, the WorldMUN experience reaches across cultures and borders to inspire both cooperation and friendship.

Dates: 13-17 March 2017
Organized by: WorldMUN
Attendees expected: 2,250
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

AMERICANA_EN

AMERICANA
americana.org
Environmental forum and International trade show, Americana is recognized as one of the leading multi-sector events of its kind in North America

Dates: 21-23 March 2017
Organized by: Réseau Environnement
Attendees expected: 2000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

CanadianLung_graphic

CANADIAN RESPIRATORY CONFERENCE 2017
cts.lung.ca/crc
Celebrating its 10th year in 2017, the CRC has become the premier national educational and scientific meeting for the Canadian respiratory community.

Dates: 27-29 April 2017
Organized by: Canadian Thoracic Society
Attendees expected: 650
Venue: Hôtel Bonaventure 

CanadianMingingandMetallurgy

CIM 2017 CONVENTION
convention.cim.org
The premiere event for professionals involved in mining, metallurgy and petroleum in Canada. Suppliers greet mining executives and other visitors at this 500+booth trade show where business, networking and knowledge sharing are key.

Dates: 30 April – 3 May 2017
Organized by: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
Attendees expected: 5000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

IFALPA

72nd IFALPA CONFERENCE
conference.ifalpa.org
Pilots from around the world gather to discuss global aero industry trends. Networking and exposition opportunities also focal.

Dates: 5-8 May 2017
Organized by: International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations
Attendees expected: 500
Venue: Hôtel Bonaventure

WHS_FB

WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT REGIONAL MEETING
worldhealthsummit.org/fr/rencontre-regionale.html
The world leaders in global health will be attending this prestigious event, including over 800 researchers, doctors, industry leaders, decision-makers, government members and civil society actors from around the world.

Dates: 8-9 May 2017
Organized by: Université de Montréal + Montreal Clinical Research Institute
Attendees expected: 800
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

UITP

GLOBAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SUMMIT
uitpsummit.org
A unique event that covers all urban and regional transport modes. It combines a full programme of congress sessions with an exhibition of the latest solutions, innovations and products in public transport and urban mobility.

Dates: 15-17 May 2017
Organized by: UITP, The International Association of Public Transport
Attendees expected: 6000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

ICWSM_EN

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA
icwsm.org/2017
A forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media.

Dates: 15-18 May 2017
Organized by: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Attendees expected: 500
Venue: Hyatt Regency

ISPA_logo

ISPA CONGRESS
ispa.org
Delegates from across the planet will be outward looking, discussing all facets of what fosters identities, and boldly considering where this might take us.

Dates: 23-27 May 2017
Organized by: International Society for the Performing Arts
Attendees expected: 400
Venue: Place des Arts

Gymnastics_Canada

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MEN’S & WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
gymcan.org
The best of the best complete for the gold.

Dates: 23-28 May 2017
Organized by: Gymcan
Attendees expected: 500
Venue: Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard 

WorldAssociationofMetropolises

12TH WORLD CONGRESS OF METROPOLIS
montreal2017.metropolis.org
Under the theme “Global Challenges: Major Cities in Action,” the event will unite decision-makers from major cities around the world as well as public, institutional, private, community and academic stakeholders.

Dates: 19-22 June 2017
Organized by: Metropolis
Attendees expected: 1000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

 

SIMA

20TH ANNUAL SIMA SNOW & ICE SYMPOSIUM
sima.org/show
This is the industry’s largest conference for snow and ice professionals, bringing innovative manufacturers and suppliers together with contractors for a two-day trade show and three days of education, networking, and fun.

Dates: 20-23 June 2017
Organized by: Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
Attendees expected: 750
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

DMAI

DMAI ANNUAL CONVENTION
goeshow.com
The only convention exclusively serving destination marketing and management professionals.

Dates: 11-14 July 2017
Organized by: Destination Marketing Association International
Attendees expected: 1300
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

PostivePsychology_graphic

FIFTH WORLD CONGRESS ON POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
ippanetwork.org
The premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice.

Dates: 13-16 July 2017
Organized by: International Positive Psychology Association
Attendees expected: 1200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

USA_Computational_Mechanics

14TH U.S. NATIONAL CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS
14.usnccm.org
A major scientific event, drawing computational engineers and scientists worldwide from government, academia, and industry.

Dates: 17-20 July 2017
Organized by: United States Association of Computational Mechanics
Attendees expected: 1200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

CanadianPoliceChiefs

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
cacpconference.ca
The association prides itself on safety and security for all Canadians through innovative police leadership.

Dates: 16-19 July 2017
Organized by: Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Attendees expected: 400
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

BIO_conference

BIO WORLD CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
bio.org/events
A forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels and more.

Dates: 23-26 July 2017
Organized by: Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Attendees expected: 1600
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Otakuthon

OTAKUTHON 2017 – ANIME CONVENTION
otakuthon.com
Quebec’s largest festival celebrating Japanese animation (anime), graphic novels (manga), gaming, and pop culture.

Dates: 4-6 August 2017
Organized by: Otakuthon
Attendees expected: 25000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

AmericanSociologicalAssociation

ASA 112TH ANNUAL MEETING 2017
asanet.org
The opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice.

Dates: 12-15 August 2017
Organized by: American Sociological Association
Attendees expected: 5200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

WorldGymnastics

47th FIG ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
mtl2017gymcan.com
A grandiose event at the Olympic Stadium that celebrates and recognizes the best artistic gymnasts from around the globe.

Dates: 2-8 October 2017
Organized by: International Gymnastics Federation (FIG)
Attendees expected: 1200 participants + 36000 public
Venue: Parc Olympique de Montréal

IEEE_2017

28TH ANNUAL IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PERSONAL, INDOOR AND MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
pimrc2017.ieee-pimrc.org
Under the theme “Engaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds,” creators of new wireless techs and apps gather to reflect upon how we connect to one another.

Dates: 8-13 October 2017
Organized by: IEEE
Attendees expected: 600
Venue: Bonaventure Hotel 

Worlddesignsummit

WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT 2017
worlddesignsummit.com
An unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: how design can shape the future.

Dates: 16-25 October 2017
Organized by: IFLA, ico-D, IFHP
Attendees expected: 4500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

ITS_Montreal2017_EN

ITS WORLD CONGRESS 2017
itsworldcongress2017.org
Public, private, research and academia come together to advance intelligent transportation through public policy advocacy.

Dates: 29 October – 2 November 2017
Organized by: ITS America
Attendees expected: 5000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

College_of_Family_Physicians

FAMILY MEDICINE FORUM 2017
cfpc.ca
The forum exists to expand the knowledge of delegates and presents an opportunity for physicians to meet in person.

Dates: 2-14 November 2017
Organized by: The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Attendees expected: 5000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal

 

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