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Montreal 2020

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PROGRESS: READY TO HOST Palais des congrès de Montréal The convention centre is Montréal's heart and soul for any type or size of gathering. Conveniently located right downtown, the venue not only maintains deep connections with the local academic and business communities, it also makes its vast public spaces available to art installations, pop-up experiences and other special programming designed to integrate the venue with the city's dynamic urban fabric. The Palais's new PROGRESS program is designed to ensure a safe space for business meetings and events. Here are just a few of the key elements: » Highest standards of housekeeping services cleaning and disinfection » A contactless environment that includes electronic tickets and nametags printable at home » Mandatory mask wearing, physical distancing protocols, handwashing stations and hydroalcoholic gel dispensers » A centralized system for greeting attendees » Redesigned floor plans and guest capacity limits » Event areas that are limited solely to accredited and checked visitors » Staggered arrival times for different events held simultaneously » Revamped food and beverage options that favour local growers and producers Learn more at congresmtl.com/en/progress The Palais des congrès is within walking distance of 16,000 hotel rooms; 4,000 of these are directly connected to the convention centre The Palais has earned the highest level of AIPC Quality Standards, a major certifi cation awarded by the International Association of Convention Centres Palais Média Propulsion is a new service featuring onsite studios designed for content creation as well as live and on-demand streaming. Ideal for hybrid events, the state-of-the-art service helps conference organizers produce videos, podcasts, interviews and live recordings that can drive further interactions on the web, social media and other platforms. PHOTOS: MATHIEU DUPUIS (TOP PHOTO); PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE MONTRÉAL Palais Média Propulsion Ignite Destination Supplement | Ignitemag.ca | 3

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