Quarterly Report - April 1 to June 30, 2010 - Palais des congrès secures 12
major events expected to generate spinoffs of nearly $85 million for Montréal

MONTREAL, July 29 /CNW Telbec/ - For the previous quarter ending June 30, 2010, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured eight new international(1) conventions and four national(2) conventions. These major events represent economic spinoffs for Montréal estimated at nearly $85M. Secured primarily with the cooperation of the Société's long-standing partner Tourisme Montréal, the conventions will result in more than 57,519 room nights being booked in hotels across the city.

"The results for this year's first quarter are excellent news for Montréal and the province of Québec, but also for the Palais, since they coincide with the implementation of our new strategic plan," notes Mr. Marc Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer of the Palais. "These impressive figures confirm that Montréal deserves its position as North America's No. 1 host city for international associative events(3)," adds Mr. Tremblay.

    
                          INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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    54th World Congress of the International                    October 2017
     Federation of Landscape                                   700 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $1,806,503
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    ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition                          May 2019
    International Society for Magnetic                       7,000 delegates
     Resonance in Medicine                    Economic spinoffs: $24,894,666
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    Forum international d'économie sociale                      October 2011
     et solidaire                                            1,000 delegates
    Chantier de l'économie sociale             Economic spinoffs: $1,472,264
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    2016 CFA Institute Annual Conference                            May 2016
    Chartered Financial Analyst Institute                    3,800 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $7,389,986
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    Confidential convention                                     October 2021
                                                             6,000 delegates
                                              Economic spinoffs: $17,157,783
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    Confidential convention                                     October 2031
                                                             6,000 delegates
                                              Economic spinoffs: $20,915,242
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    SSR 46th Annual Meeting                                        July 2013
    Society for the Study of Reproduction                    1,200 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $2,381,737
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    Confidential convention                                        July 2011
                                                             1,400 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $1,307,742
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                             NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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    Anime Convention - Otakuthon 2011                            August 2011
    Comité d'anime du Québec                                 8,000 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $2,137,157
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    SAN TECH Colloque-Exposition 2011                             April 2011
    Association québécoise d'établissements                    600 delegates
     de santé et de services sociaux             Economic spinoffs: $457,982
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    Cours de perfectionnement du notariat                       October 2011
    Chambre des notaires du Québec                           1,500 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $1,522,650
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    Annual Convention                                          November 2011
    Association provinciale des enseignantes                 5,000 delegates
     et enseignants du Québec                  Economic spinoffs: $3,315,116
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    1. Including U.S. conventions
    2. Including Québec conventions
    3. ICCA Ranking 2009 (International Congress and Convention Association)
    

Total conventions secured during the year (April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010)

    
    International and national conventions: 12
    Estimated room nights: 57,519
    Estimated economic spinoffs: $84,758,828
    

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 www.congresmtl.com.

About Tourisme Montréal

Tourisme Montréal is responsible for promoting Montréal's hospitality industry by positioning the city as a premier business and leisure travel destination. A private non-profit organization founded in 1919, it has over 750 members from Montreal's tourism community. Tourisme Montréal is Québec's oldest tourism organization and among North America's earliest.

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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, Phone: 514 871-5897, marion.desjobert@congresmtl.com; Pierre Bellerose, Vice-President, Public Relations, Product Research & Development, Tourisme Montréal, Phone: 514 844-2404, bellerose.pierre@tourisme-montreal.org; Source: Chrystine Loriaux, Adm.A., B.A.A., Director, Marketing and Communications, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, Phone: 514 871-3108


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