Why choose Montréal?
MONTRÉAL HAS A PERFECT BLEND OF CULTURES
When you visit Montréal, you step into an exquisite blend of the world’s cultures. China, India, Africa, France… the city brings together many parts of the world and cultural communities to live together in harmony. Some 100 languages are spoken in Montréal. French is the official language, but you can be served in English wherever you go. You’ll soon find out that cultural diversity is an asset Montréal puts to good use.
CANADIAN BEEKEEPERS HAVE A STRONG COOPERATIVE FRAMEWORK AND
ARE STRONGLY SUPPORTED BY INDUSTRY, RESEARCH AND GOVERNMENT
Regardless of operational size and location, beekeepers across Canada have a strong sense of belonging to the community of beekeepers. This is reflected in the cooperative framework between provincial association and the national organization of Canadian Honey Council. Beekeepers in many other countries envy Canadian beekeepers where national and provincial governments work in collaboratively with industry and the apiculture research community to the betterment and support of the Canadian beekeeper community.
THE WORLD IS ON CANADA’S DOORSTEP
The Canada-EU free trade agreement and the establishment of direct flights will create closer connections to international markets for Montréal. Home to the head offices of a number of international organizations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Montréal is an important international destination. Its proximity to the American border and access to major seaways also add to its value.
CANADIAN IMPORT MADE EASY
The Government of Canada is geared towards helping importers and industry in general. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) deals with importers across the whole range of imported goods. Just about any good may be imported into Canada by anyone, subject to compliance with certain conditions imposed by the federal and, sometimes, provincial government(s).
CANADIAN HONEY AMONGST THE BEST!
Canada has developed the reputation of producing premium light honeys that are widely exported and blended with darker honeys to improve quality. The northern regions of the Prairie Provinces offer among the best honey production areas in the world.
The total value of honey produced in Canada increased from $169.3 million in 2016 to $188.0 million in 2017, up 11.1% mainly due to higher prices. Production decreased 2.6% over the same period.
The Prairie provinces produced 79.1 million pounds of honey in 2017, compared with 78.2 million pounds a year earlier.
Weather conditions played a role in the honey crop for 2017 for some of the Eastern provinces. At 4.5 million pounds, honey production in Ontario was down by 49.7% compared with 2016 because of the wet summer. In the Maritimes, the dry summer conditions resulted in a 5.1% decrease in honey production in 2017.
There were 10,544 beekeepers in 2017, up from 10,027 in 2016.
Provincial bee numbers are here: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a47
CANADIAN BEEKEEPING: ESSENTIAL FOR POLINATION OF IMPORTANT CROPS ACROSS CANADA
Canadian beekeeping fulfills a pivotal role in the pollination of numerous crops that accounts near CDN$2 Billion of agricultural production annually.
MONTRÉAL’S ENTERTAINMENT NEVER STOPS, DAY OR NIGHT
A mecca for movies and museums that hosts major exhibitions, with a lively entertainment district, Montréal has something for everyone. With an incredible array of festivals, Québec’s largest city is a hotbed for culture with Montréal’s particular brand of creativity and entertainment. The city never sleeps, with some of the hottest nightclubs welcoming international DJs, incredible nocturnal events such as the Nuit Blanche, the Festival Montréal en Lumière and many others.
Day or night, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do.
MONTRÉAL’S HAS FLAVOURS TO TICKLE YOUR TASTE BUDS
The North American city with the highest number of restaurants per capita, Montréal has a choice of cuisine to satisfy even the most ardent foodies. With 5-star restaurants, neighbourhood bistros, eateries from around the world and an armada of highly original food trucks, you’re bound to find the food to match your mood. If eating and drinking well are your thing, Montréal is a dream come true!
SAFETY FIRST IN MONTRÉAL
Montréal has an international reputation for being a safe city. The Economist ranked it 14th among the top cities to live in, based first on safety criteria, then on quality of life and cost of living. Montréal’s crime rate is far lower than the world average established by the UN. So you have nothing to fear as you move around Montréal and go about your business, whether day or night.
A SEASONED TEAM TO WELCOME YOU IN MONTRÉAL
The team at the Palais des congrès de Montréal comprises experienced professionals that will provide you with well-organized and customized services. With a stimulating environment, state-of-the-art technology, tasteful menus and impeccable customer service, the Palais des congrès will help you experience the greatest Congress ever!