THE PALAIS DE CONGRÈS DE MONTRÉAL
Our convention centre is high-tech, green and right downtown.
Located right in the heart of the city, Montréal’s convention centre, Palais des congrès de Montréal, is not your average meeting venue. Behind its iconic multi-coloured façade, this BOMA BEST certified facility offers 551,520 sq. ft. of event space for association meetings, trade shows, corporate events, galas and more. The high-tech facility is also boasts a massive rooftop patio with breathtaking views of Montréal. We’re sure you’ll love it. Find out why!
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is located right in the downtown core, just steps away from historic sites, world-class shopping and dining, the Old Port and the Entertainment District. More than 16,000 hotel rooms are located within a 10-minute walk, including approximately 4,000 rooms that are directly accessible via an underground pedestrian network. For meeting planners and delegates, this means you can enjoy the best of what Montréal has to offer without having to worry about ground transportation logistics or travel time.
Meetings of all types and sizes can be accommodated in the flexible rental space, which includes 113 meeting rooms, reception halls, VIP lounges, boardrooms, ballrooms and offices for a total of 551,520 sq. ft. (51,238 m²). And since the facility is home to one of Canada’s largest columnless halls, you can set up nearly 2,000 exhibition booths. The possibilities are limitless!
Meetings are all about making connections. That’s why the Palais features state-of-the-art technology and a powerful Wi-Fi network supporting up to 20,000 simultaneous users. Digital displays include the latest generation of 55” HD screens and a 90-sq. ft. video wall located right in the convention centre’s high-traffic area. The Palais can also help you develop a mobile app for your event (in partnership with CGI) or set up an e-commerce platform to facilitate product/service transactions.
The Palais is proud to offer meeting planners the possibility of generating new sources of revenue for their events. These include sponsor visibility on the Wi-Fi connection page, video walls, an e-commerce portal, an event mobile app and more!
ART, ENVIRONMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is an internationally recognized art icon, a BOMA BEST certified green building and an accessible facility for people with reduced mobility. Maybe that’s why the building was included in the architectural guide 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die. Beyond the beauty of the bold art installations, there are various eco-minded initiatives on site, such as a rooftop garden to grow fresh ingredients for the convention centre’s food services. Meeting planners can also get personalized support to help them achieve meeting-specific ecological goals. Planners and delegates will appreciate the ramps, personal elevators, electric washroom doors and complimentary wheelchair loans that help make the facility enjoyable for everyone.
In addition to its already extensive list of awards and accolades (BOMA BEST certification, winner of the Digital Signage Expo APEX top prize in the Event Venues category, listed in 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die, to name but a few), the Palais earned the AIPC Gold Quality Standards international certification, joining the elite ranks of 26 convention centres around the globe. This certification is a testament to the Palais’ quality service and infrastructure, sound management and ever-evolving programs to offer delegates a top-notch meeting experience!