Palais des congrès de Montréal a finalist for the 2010 APEX Award for World's
Best Congress Centre

MONTREAL, May 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to be the only North American convention centre among the 27 finalists vying for the 2010 APEX Award recognizing the World's Best Congress Centre, which will be presented July 5 by the AIPC International Association of Congress Centres. The winner of the bi-annual award will be announced at the AIPC's upcoming annual conference and 52nd general assembly in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Becoming the only finalist from the entire American continent based on the competition's performance and customer satisfaction criteria thrusts the Palais into an enviable international position. "The Palais is known for the exceptional quality of its service, and being among the finalists reflects the efforts we've deployed over the years," underlines Palais President and CEO Marc Tremblay.

List of 27 2010 APEX Award finalists:

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre, Congress Center Basel, Belfast Waterfront, Bregenzer Festspiel- und Kongresshaus Gmbh, Brighton Centre, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cairns Convention Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Darwin Convention Centre, International Convention Center Durban, Messe Congress Graz, Congress und Messe Innsbruck, International Convention Center Jerusalem, Kyoto International Conference Center, Lisboa Congress Centre, m:con - Congress Center Rosengarten, Le Corum Congress Center, Nantes International Convention Centre, Kursaal Centre, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Congress Centre-Sofia National Palace of Culture, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Tampere Hall, Valencia Conference Centre, Hofburg Vienna, and the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

About the AIPC

The AIPC International Association of Congress Centres is the world's leading convention centre association. Its global network spans 165 centres across 53 countries and represents over 650 professional convention centre managers. To learn more: www.aipc.org.

About the Palais des congrès de Montréal

The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais generates major economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed proudly for more than 25 years to sharing knowledge and enhancing Montréal's international reputation as a first-rate destination. For more information on the Palais des congrès de Montréal, visit our website at congresmtl.com.

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SOURCE Palais des congrès de Montréal

For further information: For further information: Marion Desjobert, Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 617-0592, marion.desjobert@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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