Montréal’s convention centre — the Palais des congrès de Montréal — has launch a new initiative to encourage organizations to prioritize sustainability. Entitled the “eco-conditionality policy,” it’s conceived for not only for event organizers, but also for a wide-variety of clients and commercial tenants of the building.
Discounts of up to 10% are now offered to organizations that take tangible actions relating to sustainable development, such as hiring a “Green Team” for an event, sorting waste, choosing environmentally responsible corporate gifts, or featuring local speakers and artists. Plus, Business Events Montréal (that’s us!) will add up to 10% to their incentive offer.
It’s great for the planner and it’s great for the planet.
A history of sustainability
For many years, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has been making active commitments to sustainable development in several spheres of activity. It has implemented several unique measures and has acquired an enviable global reputation as a leader in sustainability.
Such measures include:
- Adhering to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Developing Montréal’s largest green roof and Canada’s first urban rooftop vineyard (the first in the world in a northern environment)
- A greenhouse gas offset program for its convention centre building
- Launch of the “Palais Boréal” — a program that guides event organizers and participants through the process of offsetting their greenhouse gas emission locally
How can you benefit from the program?
The program is available to a variety of events, including exhibitions, conventions, conferences, and galas. A reduction in rental fees of up to 10% may be granted — as well as up to an additional 10% to Business Events Montréal’s incentive offer — subsequent to an analysis of sustainable development actions undertaken by the organization.
The Palais' website includes a dedicated page with more information on the policy's eligibility requirements.
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