Quarterly Report - July 1 to September 30, 2009 - Palais des congrès wins 7
major conventions that will generate nearly $18,000,000 in spin-offs for
Montréal

MONTREAL, Nov. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - For the previous quarter ending September 30, 2009, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured four new international conventions and three national conventions. These major events represent economic spin-offs for Montréal estimated at nearly $18M, and will result in over 19,000 room nights being booked in hotels across the city.

    
              INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS (including U.S. market)
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    Montreal AM 2010                                       July-August 2010
                                                              700 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $1 805 969
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    18th International Congress on                             October 2010
    Palliative Care                                         1 350 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $1 925 529
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    2012 Goldschmidt Conference                                   June 2012
                                                            3 000 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $6 787 057
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    2014 Colas North America Convention                  March - April 2014
                                                            1 200 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $1 822 029
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                             NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
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    Cours de perfectionnement du                               October 2010
    notariat                                                1 500 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $1 492 794
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    9th NMC Annual Forum                              February - March 2010
                                                            1 200 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $1 726 437
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    76th COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition                          June 2013
                                                              850 delegates
                                             Economic spin-offs: $2 076 176
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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: Jessica Lacasse, Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 871-5897, jessica.lacasse@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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