New conventions confirmed for Montréal - The Palais des congrès awarded four major events expected to generate over $10M for Montréal



    MONTREAL, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Société du Palais des congrès de
Montréal recently confirmed four new Canadian and international conventions.
Together, they will generate $10 million in economic spin-offs for Montréal,
namely through the 12,500 room nights expected to be booked in hotels across
the city.
    These four Canadian and international conventions will be held between
2010 and 2014:

    Congrès international sur la diversité biologique
    International convention scheduled for July 2010
    1,000 delegates
    10 exhibitors
    2,840 room nights

    Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals
    Canadian convention scheduled for November 2010
    2,200 delegates
    90 exhibitors
    5,760 room nights

    Society for Environmental Graphic Design
    American convention scheduled for June 2011
    700 delegates
    50 exhibitors
    900 room nights

    Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    American convention scheduled for September 2014
    1,200 delegates
    70 exhibitors
    2,960 room nights

    "This is excellent news for Montréal and Québec, especially during these
current gloomy economic times," emphasizes André Saucier, the Palais' Interim
President and CEO. "In addition to bringing in significant revenues for the
city, these events reconfirm Montréal's standing as the leading host city in
Canada for international meetings and reinforce the importance continuing to
work together with partners such as Tourisme Montréal," concludes Mr. Saucier.

    About the Palais des congrès de Montréal

    The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, which recently
celebrated its 25th anniversary, is to attract and host conventions,
exhibitions, consumer/trade shows, conferences, meetings and other events. A
public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais generates important
economic spin-offs for Québec, and proudly contributes to the sharing and
transfer of knowledge and to the enhancement of Montréal's international
reputation as a first-class destination. For more information on the Palais
des congrès de Montréal, visit our website at www.congresmtl.com.
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For further information:

For further information: Amélie Asselin, Advisor, Communications and
Public Affairs, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 871-5897,
amelie.asselin@congresmtl.com; Source: Chrystine Loriaux, Adm. A., B.A.A.,
Director, Marketing and Communications, Société du Palais des congrès de
Montréal, (514) 871-3108


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