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MPI’S MEETING GUIDE TO CANADA 2011 Tourisme Montréal Reasons to Meet... à la Montréal What makes a city appealing, unforgettable and thought of with longing? Undeniably, it’s an arbitrary recipe that includes access, authenticity, lifestyle, buzz, one-of-a-kind experiences and, of course, fun. Canada’s most cosmopolitan city has accrued a reputation for its welcoming lifestyle and its dazzling arsenal of world-calibre events that continue to exceed expectations. Where else in North America can meeting attendees participate in such a unique multilingual environment, whose European accents of culture, history and architecture are matched in equal measure by great food and joie de vivre? Conventions That are Anything but Conventional Montréal ranks first in North America for international associative conventions,* a testament to its above-average expertise and service and ability to accommodate any group size. The Palais des congrès (Convention Centre) offers cutting-edge technology and top-quality services in the revitalized Quartier international, between downtown and the Old Port. Other facilities are within walking distance of hotels that include U.S. and international chains, as well as recent boutique-style buildings. Of the 26,500-room total, 15,000 are downtown, 8,000 are in deluxe properties and 4,000 connect directly with the Palais des congrès via the Underground Pedestrian Network walkways. Montréal’s offsite venues are no less unique. Elegance, history, innovation and romance are part of the very stonework of places like Windsor Station, Marché Bonsecours and the Chalet du mont Royal, atop the mountain. They’re just the ticket for an intimate cocktail reception, banquet or theatre-style event. And Wi-Fi is available, wherever you need it. On s’amuse! (Eat, Drink and Be Merry!) No matter where you turn, it seems that this city’s raison d’être is to celebrate life. The term “block party” takes on a new meaning here, as thousands converge on traffic-free streets to enjoy fabulous festivals year-round, from the Formula 1 in June to the Jazz Fest and Just For Laughs in July to the MONTRÉAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival in February. At last count, Montréal boasted 6,000 restaurants representing 80 cuisines. This is a city that eats well as a matter of course. From laidback eateries to bring-your-own-wine bistros to five-star restaurants, Montréal continues to keep foodies raving about its culinary charms, which spread out city-wide. No matter the time of year or venue, Tourism Montréal can help you organize your most successful meeting ever. For the city’s full range of services and infrastructure, visit For info: contact Lynn Habel, manager, Tourisme Montréal, at or 514-844-5245. *Source: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2009 4 one+ 0 2.11 SUPPLEMENT

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + February 2011

One + February 2011
Energy of Many
The Productivity Cloud
MPIWeb Connect
Events for Life
Gateway to the Future
Top Spots
It Was Not Interesting
The Wrong Words
Up to Snuff
That’s Enough Facebook
Super Foods to the Rescue
Shoring Resources
Jack and Smoke
Accidentally on Purpose
Staying on Top of Tech
The Joy of Work
Plan to Run
Productivity on the Go
Angel of the Favelas
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again
MPI’s 2011 Meeting Guide to Canada
Banff Centre
Ottawa Tourism
Tourisme Montréal
The Buzz
InterContinental Canada
Caesars Windsor
Vintage Hotels
The Great Green North
Whistler, British Columbia
Meetings and Conventions Calgary
Scotiabank Convention Centre

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