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  • The Palais des congrès de Montréal celebrates 35 years

    In 1975, when a major study was released proclaiming Montréal’s tourism potential, the idea of building a convention centre was born. Eight years later, the Palais des congrès de Montréal ushered guests through its doors and hosted its first international event: The 8th International Congress of Plastic Surgery, one gathering that helped build the city’s now thriving life sciences industry. The Palais has been actively contributing to Québec’s international reputation ever since. This year, as the conference centre celebrates its 35-year…

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  • Urban Agriculture Lab Sets Green Standard

    More people are living in cities than ever before, and some believe that 66 per cent of the world’s population will be urban by 2050. As urbanization increases, encroaching onto rural areas currently used for agriculture, researchers are looking for ways to create more livable cities and boost local food supplies. On the rooftop of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, researchers are experimenting with new techniques in urban farming at the Urban Agriculture Lab. Situated on 33,500 square feet…

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  • Palais des congrès de Montréal wins prestigious international innovation award for its Urban Agriculture Lab

    The Palais des congrès de Montréal was presented with the prestigious AIPC Innovation Award on July 4, 2017 at the AIPC International Association of Convention Centres Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia. The Palais was recognized for its Urban Agriculture Lab and its innovations in sustainable development. The Lab was among the 16 convention centre entries shortlisted for the award. “We are proud of the sustainability leadership role we play within the industry through our tangible actions. By opening the Urban Agriculture Lab in tandem with partners like…

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