Event professionals already love Montréal for its accessibility and commitment to innovation. Today, a staggering 94 percent of those who plan a meeting in this Canadian city (which is ranked number one for international congresses in North America by the ICCA) are satisfied with the result. But forward-thinking destinations like this one never stop advancing. So Business Events Montréal (BEM), part of Tourisme Montréal, has launched a Guaranteed Success Pledge in an effort to further optimize the experiences and the budgets of planning professionals.
“It’s an incredibly simple idea,” says Mylène Gagnon, Vice-President Sales and Convention Services at BEM. “Offer guarantees to reduce the uncertainty of event planning.” BEM’s goal was simple: Find a way to help make life simpler when booking with Montréal. Here’s how the pledge will work for you.
Attendance is often a top concern for meeting planners, but in Montréal, it won’t be. “We know delegates will show up,” says Gagnon, who reports that attendance rates for events in Montréal have been close to 10 percent higher than projected numbers the last three years. Your attendees will love this city and BEM is willing to put their money on it: They will honor their financial commitment for your anticipated number of attendees, no matter what.
A Fixed Exchange Rate at the Convention Centre
Planning your event in Montréal is more affordable thanks to BEM’s guaranteed best exchange rate when you book the Palais des congrès de Montréal. This coveted convention centre venue features eight levels that can accommodate special events, receptions, congresses, conventions, exhibitions, and more. It’s consistently voted one of the best meeting venues, boasting incredible art and accessibility, as well as proximity to 16,000 hotel rooms. As an added bonus, BEM also guarantees carbon neutrality at the convention centre.
Montréal Makes Meetings Easy
It’s easy to save in Montréal: In addition to exchange rate perks, international organizations can claim a rebate of up to 100 percent of the tax on conference-related expenses—from meeting room rentals to food and beverages. It’s easy to access this city, too: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport is a short flight away for more than 170 million Americans and connects to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Plus, when you plan an event here, the BEM team will connect you with expert customs brokers to ensure that your goods arrive on time and are promptly returned. And finally, it’s easy to love Montréal: The city hosts some of the best festivals year-round and has a vibrant culinary scene. You can be sure that when your attendees travel here, they will be well cared for. Montréal is a big city with small town hospitality and has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the world.
Say bonjour to Montréal and learn more about the Guaranteed Success Pledge.