Sneak peek: major meetings coming to Montréal in 2018

published on 01 02 2018
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It’s no secret around here that we love Montréal and think it’s a great choice for any event. And given the variety of conferences and meetings held here each year, we’re pleased as pie to know you like us too.

In 2018, we’re the proud hosts of a full calendar of events and conferences including major meetings in medical sciences, robotics, Japanese culture, agriculture and the arts. Here’s an early peek at some of the groups we’re excited to welcome to our city this upcoming year – and hopefully your next events will join the list as well. 

jeux commerce

 

THE COMMERCE GAMES

The largest academic competition across Eastern Canada hits Montréal for its 30th edition. Broken up into social, athletic and academic tournaments, 1500 participants will battle it out for the prize (and subsequent bragging rights) in events ranging from Sustainability to Netball.

jeuxducommerce.com
Dates: January 4 to 7, 2018
Organized by: John Molson School of Business
Attendees expected: 1200
Venue: John Molson School of Business, Concordia University 

National food

 

2018 NATIONAL FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Based on this year’s theme of Passion and Tradition, the F&B Management Conference blends education, networking and visits to two of Montréal’s top clubs and the Bell Centre.

cscm.org/education/professional-development/2018-F-&-B-Management-Conference.html
Dates: February 24 to 27, 2018
Organized by: Canadian Society of Club Managers
Attendees expected: 130
Venue: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal 

Meeting incentives

MEETING & INCENTIVE FORUM
Three days of 1-on-1 meetings with some of the biggest buyers in the Americas – a must for meeting professionals.

mi-forums.com/suppliers/forums/2018/Americas.aspx
Dates: April 4 to 7, 2018
Organized by: Meeting & Incentive Forums
Attendees expected: 500
Venue: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel 

Chi 2018

CHI 2018
The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the world conference leader in Human-Computer Interaction. Bringing together international professionals for a week’s worth of idea exchange, the future of interaction begins here.

chi2018.acm.org
Dates: April 21 to 26, 2018
Organized by: Association for Computing Machinery
Attendees expected: 3000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

ISCT

ISCT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018
Attended by some of the world’s leaders in cell therapy, regenerative medicine and gene therapy, the ISCT Annual Conference will both share the latest technologies and set the upcoming trends for cellular therapy.

isct2018.com
Dates: May 2 to 5, 2018
Organized by: International Society for Cellular Therapy
Attendees expected: 1500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

SIAL

SALON INTERNATIONAL DE L’ALIMENTATION – SIAL
Over 850 exhibitors from 50 countries display the latest wares and innovations in agrifood, ranging from regional specialities to international favourites. Save space for desserts.

sialcanada.com
Dates: May 2 to 4, 2018
Organized by: SIAL Canada
Attendees expected: 1200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

world conference

4TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON MARINE BIODIVERSITY
This regular gathering of policy makers, scientists, practitioners and world leaders in marine biodiversity focuses on the current state, preservation efforts and future challenges faced by marine biodiversity.

wcmb2018.org
Dates: May 13 to 16, 2018
Organized by: 4th WCMB Congress Secretariat
Attendees expected: 1200
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

canadian-association-sommeliers

BEST SOMMELIER OF THE AMERICAS COMPETITION
Since 1969, the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale has provided its members with the latest news, tastes and training in the world’s finest wines and spirits. As exciting lead-up to their World Contest, the continental contests name the best sommeliers of Europe, Asia and Oceania and the Americas. We’re keeping a close eye on local Carl Villeneuve-Lepage, the sommelier at Montréal’s Toque! restaurant and current title-holder of Canada’s Best Sommelier.

sommellerie-internationale.com/en/
Dates: May 28 to June 1, 2018
Organized by: Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers
Attendees expected: 150

IABC

IABC World Conference 2018
The IABC World Conference plays host to participants from over 30 countries under this year’s theme of “The Communications Crossroads,” aiming to explore the intersections between audience, culture, business and function where the business communications field resides.

wc.iabc.com
Dates: June 3 to 6, 2018
Organized by: International Association of Business Communicators
Attendees expected: 1000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

CAS

CAS 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society marks its 75th anniversary with the conference theme Advancing Anesthesiology, Excellence & Leadership, over three days of education, speakers and networking.

casconference.ca
Dates: June 15 to 18, 2018
Organized by: Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
Attendees expected: 1300
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Robocup

ROBOCUP 2018
An estimated 5000 robots and over 3000 attendees from over 35 countries will fill the halls of the Palais de congrès in a week’s worth of workshops, education and competition. Proudly the only conference you’ll find international experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence side-by-side with 11-year-old robotics champs competing for the same prizes.

robocup2018.com
Dates: June 17 to 22, 2018
Organized by: RoboCup Federation
Attendees expected: 3000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Tops

TOPS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION DAYS 2018
Marking the 70th anniversary of TOPS Club, their Vive TOPS celebration brings together 2000 members for two days of celebration and commemoration of weight-loss success.

tops.org/tops/tops/International_Recognition_Days
Dates: July 13 to 14, 2018
Organized by: TOPS Club Inc.
Attendees expected: 2000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Plants biology

PLANT BIOLOGY 2018
A joint meeting between the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and the International Society of Photosynthesis Research, Plant Biology 2018 presents the most recent cutting-edge developments in the field.

plantbiology.aspb.org
Dates: July 14 to 18, 2018
Organized by: American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
Attendees expected: 1800
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

fedsm

ASME FLUIDS ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMER MEETING
Fluid flow technology plays a large role in modern day functionality, and the latest and greatest in fluid mechanics, industry forerunners and exciting new developments will all come together in a week’s worth of meetings, lectures and events.

asme.org/events/fedsm
Dates: July 15 to 20, 2018
Organized by: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Attendees expected: 600
Venue: Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 

Takuthon

OTAKUTHON ANIME FESTIVAL 2018
The 13th edition of Quebec’s largest Japanese anime and pop culture festival presents a packed weekend’s worth of special guests and events highlighting manga, anime, video games and Japanese culture.

otakuthon.com / Facebook
Dates: August 3 to 5, 2018
Organized by: Otakuthon Cultural Society
Attendees expected: 1500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Hypnosis

Xxi World Congress Of Medical And Clinical Hypnosis 2018
Tracing its roots to the first International Congress for Experimental and Therapeutic Hypnotism held in Paris in 1889, the World Congress of Medical and Clinical Hypnosis continues its series of regular conferences on the healing applicability of hypnosis this year in Montréal.

hypnosis2018.com/en/
Dates: August 22 to 25, 2018
Organized by: International Society of Hypnosis
Attendees expected: 1800
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

ASBMR

Asbmr 2018 Annual Meeting
Marking 40 years as an active organization, the ABMR’s annual gathering of thousands of the world’s bone and mineral researchers heads to Montréal in the autumn of 2018.

asbmr.org/Meetings/Events
Dates: September 28 to October 1, 2018
Organized by: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Attendees expected: 4500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

SICOT

THE 39th SICOT ORTHOPAEDIC WORLD CONGRESS 2018
Spotlighting the latest developments in orthopaedic surgery, the 4500 attendees of the SICOT World Congress range from global leaders to international students in the field.

sicot.org/montreal
Dates: October 10 to 13, 2018
Organized by: SICOT, the World Orthopaedic Organisation
Attendees expected: 4500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

AOIR

19th Annual Meeting Of The Association Of Internet Researchers
The AOIR’s annual conference pulls together an international group of attendees working in the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies, this year focusing on Transnational Materialities.

aoir.org/aoir2018
Dates: October 10 to 13, 2018
Organized by: Association of Internet Researchers
Attendees expected: 4500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

world-stroke-congress

The 11th World Stroke Congress
For its first return to Canada in 12 years, the World Stroke Congress’ 11th meeting showcases the newest developments in stroke care via an educational and scientific program ranging from epidemiology, care, recovery and prevention.

worldstrokecongress.org/2018
Dates: October 17 to 20, 2018
Organized by: World Stroke Association
Attendees expected: 2500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

OIIQ

CONGRÈS ANNUEL DE L’OIIQ
An assembled group of over 3000 members, students and industry leaders gather to shape the future of nursing in Québec and beyond.

oiiq.org/evenements/congres
Dates: November 5 to 6, 2018
Organized by: Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
Attendees expected: 3000
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

CINARS

CINARS Biennale 2018
Arts professionals from around the world gather for six days of networking, performance (featuring music, dance and more) and international exchange.

cinars.org/en / Facebook
Dates: November 12 to 17, 2018
Organized by: Conférence internationale des arts de la scène (CINARS)
Attendees expected: 1500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal 

CAMA

Canadian agri-marketing association annual general meeting
The annual meeting of CAMA’s extensive network of agribusiness marketing professionals from across Canada, focuses on industry trends and, in their own words, “business and good times.”

cama.org
Dates: November 13 to 16, 2018
Organized by: CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association)
Attendees expected: 230
Venue: Hotel (to be confirmed) 

Nips

32nd annual conference on neural information processing systems (nips)
A multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference composed of special talks, symposia, demonstrations and other presentations, the thirty-second NIPS conference is one of the year’s biggest medical science events.

nips.cc/Conferences/2018
Dates: December 3 to 8, 2018
Organized by: Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)
Attendees expected: 8500
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal