Quarterly Report - January 1 to March 31, 2010 - Palais des congrès secures
11 major events expected to generate spinoffs of over $23 million for
Montréal

MONTREAL, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - For the previous quarter ending March 31, 2010, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured six new international(1) conventions and five national(2) conventions. These major events represent economic spinoffs for Montréal estimated at over $23M. Secured primarily with the cooperation of the Société's longstanding partner Tourisme Montréal, the conventions will result in more than 23,000 room nights being booked in hotels across the city.

This information completes the Société's figures for the 2009-2010 financial year.

    
                          INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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    NASPL - WLA Joint Annual Conference 2012                   September 2012
    World Lottery Association                                 1 500 delegates
                                                Economic spinoffs: $4 750 238
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    ISHLT 33rd Annual Meeting and                                  April 2013
    Scientific Sessions                                       1 500 delegates
    International Society for Heart             Economic spinoffs: $3 060 509
    and Lung Transplantation
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    2e Congrès International francophone                             May 2013
    de soins palliatifs                                       1 600 delegates
    Réseau des soins palliatifs du Québec       Economic spinoffs: $2 346 317
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    ACVP 2013 Annual Meeting                                    November 2013
    American College of Veterinary                            1 000 delegates
    Pathologists                                Economic spinoffs: $2 178 048
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    2014 Rail Conference and                                        June 2014
    International Rail Rodeo                                  1 400 delegates
    American Public Transportation              Economic spinoffs: $3 007 454
    Association
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    2016 Annual Education Conference and                           April 2016
    Resource Exhibition                                       1 100 delegates
    NALP Association For Legal Career           Economic spinoffs: $2 563 470
    Professionals
    National Association for Law Placement
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                             NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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    Otakuthon 2010 Anime Convention                               August 2010
                                                              6 000 delegates
                                                Economic spinoffs: $1 606 076
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    Congrès des milieux documentaires                           November 2010
    du Québec                                                   600 delegates
    Corporation des bibliothécaires               Economic spinoffs: $609 061
    professionnels du Québec
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    46e Congrès annuel de l'AQTR                                   April 2011
    Association québécoise du transport et                    1 000 delegates
    des routes AQTR                             Economic spinoffs: $1 003 790
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    Congrès 2012                                                November 2012
    Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du                        2 000 delegates
    Québec                                        Economic spinoffs: $435 391
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    CHF Canada's 2016 Annual General Meeting                         May 2016
    Co-operative Housing Federation                             700 delegates
    of Canada                                   Economic spinoffs: $1 627 051
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    (1). Including U.S. conventions (2). Including Québec conventions

    Total from conventions secured during the year
    (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010)
    International and national conventions: 40
    Estimated room nights: 132 000
    Estimated economic spinoffs: $124 700 000

    Actual results from conventions held
    (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010)
    International and national conventions: 32
    Estimated room nights: 124 742
    Estimated economic spinoffs: $118 325 510
    

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.

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, (514) 871-5897, marion.desjobert@congresmtl.com; Pierre Bellerose, Vice-President, Public Relations, Product Research & Development, Tourisme Montréal, (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, (514) 871-3108


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