Industry Insights

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal Unveils Podcasting Studio

      As digital broadcasting becomes more popular and accessible, event planners are turning to podcasting as a way to build their audiences. Recognizing this, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has pulled the curtain on its Palais Média Propulsion, an in-house video and podcast studio that provides organizations with the tech to host “hybrid” digital events and create digital content. “With our new studio located in the heart of Montréal, the Palais keeps evolving and reinventing itself in order to…

  • Welcoming all Appetites at Château Le Jardins

      An event with exemplary taste is one that stays remembered. For this reason, venues like the Château Le Jardin in Vaughan, Ontario, pay equal focus to the quality of its kitchen as it does with other event ingredients. “When we ask what our clients enjoyed most about their time with us, more often than not, they’ll have our food and beverage services at the top of their list,” says Christopher Parentela, President of Château Le Jardin. “That’s not too…

  • Québec City Convention Centre Aims for Cleaning Excellencing

      The lights are on at Québec City Convention Centre. And with plans to host its first event since March 2020, the iconic venue is going great lengths to keep guests and staff safe in the age of COVID-19. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we developed solutions to come back even stronger with safe, comprehensive event services for our clientele and staff,” says Pierre-Michel Bouchard, President and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre. “A lot of work has…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal Safe Reopening Strategy

      The Canadian meeting and events industry is getting ready for its comeback, and the Palais des congrès de Montréal is ready to lead the pack. Recently, the Montreal venue revealed the COVID-19 safety measure its team is putting in place in advance of its reopening. They’ve introduced PROGRESS, the Palais Reopening Operating Guide to Running Events with Safety Standards. “Although gatherings have been put on hold because of COVID-19, our teams at the Palais have been working non-stop so you…

  • Palais des congrès’ hybrid approach to events

      Challenging times call for innovative solutions. This is especially true in the meeting and events space where critical COVID-19 safety considerations have made it more difficult than ever to get everyone in the same room. To that end, Palais des congrès de Montréal has joined its partners in launching a slate of hybrid meeting solutions designed to re-connect groups and fast-track the reopening of its operations. “There are a host of safety concerns and social distancing requirements that are…

  • 6 reasons why Club Med Quebec Charlevoix is a must-book destination for groups

      Live meetings and events may be hard to envision for the moment, but Club Med plans to re-vitalize the MICE community with the arrival of its first Canadian resort, Club Med Quebec Charlevoix, in 2021. “Club Med Quebec Charlevoix will not only be Club Med’s first resort in Canada, but also the first Club Med all-inclusive 4-seasons mountain resort in North America.” Says Amelie Brouhard, Vice President, Canada and Mexico at Club Med “Post COVID-19, we believe domestic destinations…

  • Breaking Ground on Hotel Vie

      It’s been over 35 years since Château Le Jardin first opened its doors to the meeting and event community. Now, the Vaughan venue is taking the next step in its evolution with the development of Hotel Vie. How is Chateau Le Jardin planning to revitalize the live event space? What will set Hotel Vie apart? We reached out to Carlo Parentela, the visionary behind Hotel Vie, to talk about the venue’s big plans for 2021. You’ve been operating Château…

  • Together as One: A message from Montreal’s Palais des congrès

    These are strange days for the meetings and events community. And for venues, adjusting to the “new normal” has meant taking significant steps to comply with strict social distancing rules and secure the safety of their staff and guests. Maintaining operations in the age of COVID-19 is no small challenge. Yet as Robert Mercure, CEO of Montreal’s Palais des congrès, notes in his following message to the industry, there is strength in numbers. A message from Robert Mercure These are…

  • 8 Reasons to Bring Your Event to Chatham-Kent

    Urban centres are a common pick for meeting planners. However, as past (and recurring) guests of Chatham-Kent in Ontario can attest, there are advantages to choosing a destination with a unique rural appeal. “We may not be the ‘big city,’ but we offer immense benefits,” notes Katrina Scharuda, Sales and Marketing Manager with the Chatham-Kent John Bradley Convention Centre. “When planners trust their conference, convention, or getaway with us, those advantages quickly become clear.” Are you considering somewhere new for…

  • Celebrating Montréal Luminaries at the Palais des congrès

    It was an evening for industry celebration and peer appreciation during Palais des congrès de Montréal’s Ambassador Club Recognition Awards Gala. Held February 5th at the acclaimed downtown venue, the evening turned a deserved spotlight on 17 luminaries who played an active role in attracting 11 international conferences to Montréal. Their combined efforts resulted in attracting thousands of visitors from across the globe and generating an estimated $83 million in tourism revenues. “The Recognition Awards Gala celebrates the dedication of…

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