MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The website congresmtl.com has received a makeover and now also features the most advanced
technology standards available today. The Palais des congrès de
Montréal team is proud to unveil a website thoroughly revamped based on
visitors' profiles and their browsing preferences: an accessible,
stimulating platform that now also includes a blog. These new features
propel us to the forefront of the global convention centre industry.
"One of the major new features of our website is geolocation, a tool
that enables us to market specific content according to region and also
quickly guide visitors to content specifically intended for them.
Visitors from New York or Paris will receive information tailored to
them. And it is all compatible with the leading mobile devices,"
explains Chrystine Loriaux, the Palais des congrès de Montréal's
Director of Marketing and Communications.
The textures and effects used forge a visual environment that is
genuinely next-generation, with the visual elements clearly standing
out from the background to create depth. The website also displays
content based on the visitor's profile, whether he or she is a delegate
attending an event, an event organizer or planner, a visitor, or even
an event sponsor or exhibitor. The browsing experience has essentially
been designed to meet the highest ergonomic and accessibility
Launched as part of the Palais' ambitious IT modernization project, the
website will also feature during the course of year a new e-commerce
module for ordering products and services online and liaising with our
event planning and management team. The second phase of the module,
which will make interactive communication possible at all times, will
enable organizers to plan the technical and budgetary aspects of their
event. "More than ever before, the Palais will house a hi-tech
environment clearly designed for productivity and the overall
experience," mentions Élaine Legault, the Palais' Event Management
A blog for sharing know-how
As the top host city in America for international events, Montréal and
its convention centre are leading experts in their industry. Our new
blog, intended for tourism and event planning enthusiasts as well as
members of the city's key economic sectors, will provide yet another
venue through which visitors can interact with the Palais' specialists,
who welcome the opportunity to share their expertise. This initiative
will further complement the communication efforts of the Palais, which
is already quite active in social media.
About the Palais' new hi-tech environment
In 2012, we embarked on an IT modernization project aimed at further
positioning the Palais among the leading e-friendly convention centres
in North America, delivering hi-tech performance to convention-goers
and event organizers.
Improvements and upgrades include:
New dynamic signage spearheaded by 88 giant screens and a video wall, in
addition to the static signage already in place;
A state-of-the-art network infrastructure that allows for up to 20,000
wireless internet connections at once.
In 2013, users will also be able to enjoy these services:
A mobile app that can be customized to each event;
An event intelligence infrastructure that offers event organizers a wide
array of statistical data on the activities and services their
participants are availing themselves of.
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
nearly 30 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 www.congresmtl.com.
SOURCE: Palais des congrès de Montréal
For further information:
Source: Chrystine Loriaux, Adm.A., B.A.A.
Director, Marketing and Communications
Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal
Phone: 514 871-3104
Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs
Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal
Phone: 514 871-5807