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  1. Bike like a Montréaler with BIXI

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    A feather in the cap of Montréal’s urbanity is the BIXI bike-sharing system, one of locals’ favourite methods of getting around. Named after a blend of “bike” and “taxi”, BIXI stations dot all over Montréal with thousands of bikes at the ready – an open system perfect for attendees and business visitors looking for an unforgettable way to get between […]

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Make your meetings meaningful in Montréal

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    Sustainability, social responsibility and making a positive impact on local communities is becoming more and more important to both leisure and business travellers. Many organizations, venues and accommodations in Montréal are taking measures towards making meetings not only more environmentally responsible, but also more meaningful before, during and after an event. If being mindful of the environment and giving back […]

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  5. Montréal certified as an environmentally sustainable host city for your events

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    We’re getting used to being in the news for Montréal’s efforts towards environmental sustainability, most recently as one of North America’s first major cities to ban the use of plastic bags in 2018. But the move away from plastic to canvas is just another chapter in an already rich civic story of green thinking, and added together, Montréal has once […]

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  6. 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 […]

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  7. 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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  8. Going beyond green to sustainability

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    We all want to do the right thing when it comes to being eco-responsible. We’ve mastered the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), we’ve cut down on printing, switched the plastic water bottles for glass pitchers and put blue boxes in all our meeting rooms. While these are all great initiatives, are we really doing the best we can? Thinking outside […]

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