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Event planner testimonials

Tourisme Montréal and its partners accompany our clients every step of the way, from the first site visit until the last delegate leaves, to ensure their Montréal experience is efficient, successful and hassle-free.

Don’t take our word for it: hear what your peers say about their experience in Montréal.

I’m blown away by this city — the history, the culture.

Adriana Perabo, Business Development Manager, Canberra Convention Bureau 

People from around the world and a range of sectors of activity talk about their experience of attending a meeting or event in Montréal.

I’ve been amazed at everywhere I’ve been. The proximity from my hotel to the convention centre was perfect. Walkability to the old town and different areas of the city. It makes it so easy and convenient, and entertaining as well.

Mackenzie Coleman, Sales Manager, Omaha Convention & Visitor Bureau 

The people are very friend, the cuisine is amazing, the nightlife is amazing. It’s an incredible destination.

John Tanzela, President & CEO, IGLTA 

I would recommend to not think twice and come straight to Montréal.

José Arana, Marketing & Communications Executive, Meet Puerto Rico 


Destinations International delegates and DI president and CEO Don Welsh talk about Montréal as host city for their annual conference.

The [convention centre] operated beautifully, the service was fantastic, the food and beverage was great.

Don Welsh, President & CEO, Destinations International 

When we have an organization that comes to us and says, “Where should we meet in Canada or otherwise?” Montréal is a city that we bring up often because it really is a great city… from a cultural standpoint and some great venues to work with.

Mark Dosman, President, Strategic Site Selection

We had surprises after surprise, which were just wonderful! I wish I was here for another week.

Geraline Bordelon, Director of Destination Sales, Visit Baton Rouge

David Jewell, Regional Vice President, HelmsBriscoe

There is much more history to this city. It is actually a city. In the States, we consider New York City and Chicago as the core cities because they were originally port cities and rail cities. And for sociologists, we’re very interested in urban areas with lots of culture — in terms of music, race, class, diversity and the makeups of those kinds of urban areas. So that’s why Montréal appeals to us — in the same tier as the New Yorks, Chicagos and San Franciscos.

Kareem D. Jenkins, Director of Meeting Services, American Sociological Association

I think that Tourisme Montréal was very good at listening. They were very creative at showing me some different venues, and the pros and cons. When it was time to negotiate, they also gave me a few tricks, and a few things I needed to ask for. I never had that before from a tourism bureau… I really felt they were working for the client, which was really impressive for me.

Christiane Menard, Executive Director, Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

 Earla Jones, MS, CMP, Director of Annual Meetings, National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Come and experience the city, first hand. See it. Taste it. Experience it. It is such an amazing city. It’s what we look for in a package. Walkability. There are historic sites. There are modern sites. It’s really the package that most convention meeting planners are seeking for their delegates. That’s what I love about Montréal!

Leslie Zeck, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings, American & International Associations for Dental Research

The collaboration of Tourisme Montréal is at the top of the list as good as the best of the tourism bureaus in the US and I consider it one of the top five.

Phyllis Klasky, Director of Events Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

There really is a uniqueness to this city…That really serves as the big benefit and attraction: I know I can give my people a great time here; and I’ll take care of the education so that really is a powerful incentive to take the meeting up here. Language is, without question, one of the distinguishing features of the city… In a good, way, without question. There’s an elegance to the French culture here that makes it different than what you see with other countries… French has always been known for romance, fashion and food.

Nelson Fabian, M.S., Executive Director and CEO, National Environmental Health Association

One of the reasons we’re looking at Montréal is the great airlift from around the world. We don’t want our attendees to have to fly from very far-flung areas to have to do more than one connection to get there.

 Debra Tucker, CMP, President, Debra Tucker Associates LLC


My stay in Montréal has been nothing short of spectacular. Everything from the dining experience to the conference itself has been fantastic. All the content has been phenomenal for PCMA, and that, supported by the extra-curricular activities in Montréal, has really made it a complete experience.

Sherrif Karamat
Chief Operating Officer, PCMA

It’s a wonderful place; a first class city. It definitely has a bit of a European flavor to it, a lot of culture and there’s a lot for attendees to really explore and enjoy here.

Mike McCurry, CMP
Strategic Account Manager, Experient

I would definitely recommend Montréal. It’s everything that you ever wanted: the food, the people, the way that the architecture is. I’m just fabulously in love with this city.

Tricia Lapp
CMP, Unity Technologies

My favourite thing about the city of Montréal is that you really do feel a little bit of Europe and yet you’re so close to home.

Teri Jarvie, CMP
Director of Meeting Services
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen in Montréal: the Convention Centre, the hotels, the service, the kindliness, the professionalism.

Betty Ford
Director of Meetings, Scientific Societies

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