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The year in review: our top 10 posts for 2017

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It’s been a big year for Montréal! Not only did we celebrate the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding, it’s also been a jam-packed year for meetings, the sciences, and education – resulting in another armload of kudos for a city we think is pretty great. It’s been a joy writing about this city we love, and we’re proud to present our top 10 blog posts as based on your views and click-throughs.

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Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations will leave legacy projects for the future

Sure, it’s tempting to spend a big birthday year just commemorating the past, but Montréal kept its eyes firmly on the future with an exciting series of legacy projects ranging from magical urban projections and art installations to major constructions. 

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6 reasons to winter in Montréal

No exaggeration, Montréal’s a winter wonderland that’s more than just a snowy paradise – it’s the perfect place for seasonal meetings and events too

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6 coworking spaces in Montréal (perfect for business travellers)

Something Montréal does right – and rightfully celebrated for – is the coworking space. These eye-poppers will keep you inspired and productive once your jaw’s off of the floor. 

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Montréal takes top ranking as best city in the world for students

Leaping up from a 7th place ranking in 2016, Montréal took the top spot crown from Paris this year and we couldn’t be prouder. 

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10 things you didn’t know about Montréal

What do John Lennon, the Berlin Wall, the X-Men, and the United Nations all have in common? You’ll have to read on to find out

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Your 2017 social media checklist for event planners

Want to know the best ways to engage with your attendees both before and after the event? Our guest poster and social media marketing specialist Federic Gonzalo makes sure you’ve got it covered

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Montréal: City of Neuroscience

Talking about Montréal’s successes in the areas of Neuroscience, it’s difficult to retain our Canadian sense of understatement. Put simply, we’re a world-leader and that’s something worth breaking with national character to crow about. 

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Montréal, world leader in Artificial Intelligence

And the bragging rights continue! Recent years have seen many of the biggest ground breakers in AI research and development making their way to Montréal, and our arms – robotic or otherwise – remain wide open. 

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

The border’s just a line! All you need to know to plan a memorable event in Montréal is right here – and it’s easier than you think. 

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10 bars within 10 minutes of Montréal’s convention centre

There’s nothing like a relaxing drink at the end of a busy meeting day, and this list of 10 of the best bars in close proximity to the Palais de congrès de Montréal will keep you and yours suitably watered. It’s also the perfect chance for us to raise a glass to you and yours in 2018. 

Read this next: A room with a view: Six Montréal venues that rise above it all

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