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Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016
According to the International Meetings Statistics Report for the Year 2015 released by the Union of International Association, Montreal ranks first in the Americas for international events for a fifth consecutive year. The city has upped its international events by 29% from 2014, by hosting 108 events in 2015.
Montreal holds an enviable position given how competitive the industry is worldwide. Montreal outranked all major U.S. cities by hosting:
Within Canada, the city clearly dominated by hosting over half (52%) the international events held in the country’s three major cities, i.e. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Raymond Larivee, President and CEO of the Palais des congres said that, as Montreal’s main venue for large-scale conventions, the Palais is proud of the city’s standing among the world’s leading destinations.
Yves Lalumiere, President and CEO of Tourisme Montreal addressed that Montreal attracts thousands of business tourists each year, thus entrenching its standing as a tourism leader in the Americas. At Tourisme Montreal, they are committed to working alongside the clients to ensure they host successful events and to give them a unique experience. He pointed out the hard work of the local tourism industry in maintaining Montreal’s Number One ranking at the top of the list of leading host cities for international events.
For the 2015-16 year, the Palais des congres welcomed almost 57,000 participants who attended 25 international events2, generating nearly $118,000,000 in tourism revenues for Montreal.