6 reasons why Montréal works for you
There are many motives why organizations and groups continue to choose to meet in Montréal. Here are six of our favourites — compelling reasons why our team and our city is a great match for your big event.
A TEAM THAT DOES IT ALL
Business made easy
Planners want to work with a destination that makes organizing events simple. Here at Tourisme Montréal, that’s what we do best: simplicity. We partner you with a dedicated Tourisme Montréal convention services manager. This person is your single point of contact who proactively stays in touch, your point person every step of the way. We must be doing something right: according to a recent Watkins Research report, our clients ranked us first — before San Diego, Minneapolis, Vancouver and Toronto — for ease of doing business.
Connections that matter
Montréal’s openness to new cultures, languages and ideas attracts the brightest minds from around the world. When you choose Montréal as your destination, we help enrich your event by connecting you to local professional and academic communities. Montréal is home to four world-class universities, an impressive body of international students and researchers, and a technology scene that continues to garner global attention. With an extensive network of local leaders and influencers across diverse industries, we pride ourselves in helping you connect with actual Montrealers — the type of people that add both brainpower and flair to a meeting.
Synergy with our partners
At Tourisme Montréal, we offer a unique approach to planning events. It’s called Team Montréal: a coalition of the city’s meeting and convention industry leaders (hotels, convention centres, service providers and more). When you’re backed by the right people, great things happen. Tourisme Montréal is dedicated to making meaningful meetings and conventions. Our clients comment on how refreshing our approach is, how simple the process becomes when key players are actively collaborating. This seamless, hassle-free strategy has a proven track record — according to a recent Watkin’s Report, Tourisme Montréal customer satisfaction rate is an impressive 94%!
A CITY THAT HAS IT ALL
Easy to love
Geographically, Montréal is rooted in North America, yet the city exudes an emphatically European sensibility. Delegates love to come here (and to return here) for our patented joie de vivre spirit (which literally translates as “joy of living”). From the thriving culinary scene to the charming side streets to the over 100 cutting-edge festivals, Montréal has undeniable curb appeal — big city attractions with a small town welcome. Take advantage of it.
Easy to get to from anywhere
The newly renovated, ultra-modern Montréal-Trudeau airport (YUL) makes an ideal international hub with direct flights to 130 global destinations. We’re a short hop (<2 hours) from many American cities, such as New York, Chicago, Washington and Boston. In the past year alone, Air Canada has unveiled six new direct routes to Montréal, including three American hubs: Houston, Denver and Philadelphia. We’re closer than you think.
Easy to get around
Ranked as one of the safest cities in the world, Montréal is also compact and convenient. In other destinations, the “local” convention centre is tucked away in the back forty. In Montréal, the Palais des congrès is in the heart of the city — walkable to 15,000 hotel rooms. (Bonus: 4000 of those rooms are directly connected to the convention centre.)