Quarterly Report - October 1 to December 31, 2009 - Palais des congrès
secures 17 major events slated to generate spinoffs exceeding $63 million for
Montréal

MONTREAL, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - For the previous quarter ending December 31, 2009, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured 11 new international conventions and six national conventions. These major events represent economic spinoffs for Montréal estimated at over $63M, and will result in more than 68,000 room nights being booked in hotels across the city.

    
              INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS (including U.S. market)
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    Annual American Cheese Society                               August 2011
     Judging & Competition                                     800 delegates
    American Cheese Society                    Economic spinoffs: $1,636,787
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    Ecocity World Summit 2011                                    August 2011
     Ecocity Group                                           1,500 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $2,206,249
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    International Polar Year Global                               April 2012
     Conference International                                4,000 delegates
     Polar Year                                Economic spinoffs: $8,783,625
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    Materials Science & Technology 2013                         October 2013
                                                             3,000 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $7,346,931
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    World Congress on Industrial                                   June 2013
     Biotechnology & Bioprocessing                           1,200 delegates
    Biotechnology Industry Organization        Economic spinoffs: $2,517,460
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    104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo                                May 2013
     American Oil                                            2,000 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $4,112,623
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    19th International Conference on                             August 2013
     Composite Materials                                     1,251 delegates
    ICCM-19                                    Economic spinoffs: $3,401,305
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    2014 North American Championships                              July 2014
     Irish Dance                                             4,000 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $9,181,745
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    ISPOR Annual International Meeting                             June 2014
                                                             1,800 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $4,486,382
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    SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and                               June 2014
     Instrumentation                                         1,700 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $5,149,965
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    2016 SGI Annual Conference                                    March 2016
                                                               900 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $1,987,238
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                             NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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    National Sales Meeting -                                      March 2010
     Merck Frosst Canada Inc                                 1,000 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $2,405,660
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    Telus 2011                                                 February 2011
                                                             1,500 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $2,083,950
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    Congrès APEQ 2010                                          November 2010
                                                             5,000 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $3,048,980
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    63rd Annual Tax Conference                                 November 2011
                                                             1,200 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $1,716,938
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    Colloque des profs                                            April 2011
                                                             3,000 delegates
                                                 Economic spinoffs: $568,654
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    AGA & Congrès Annuel de l'OIIQ                              October 2011
                                                             2,450 delegates
                                               Economic spinoffs: $2,397,567
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    Total to date for the year (April 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009)

    International and national conventions: 30
    Estimated room nights: 110,000
    Estimated economic spinoffs: $102,700,000

    Projected total for the year (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010)

    International and national conventions: 32
    Estimated room nights: 124,000
    Estimated economic spinoffs: $118,600,000
    

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) 871-5897, 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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