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56 / ConferenCe & Meetings World / issUe 66Canadateams who are committed to attracting new events."These incentives include assistance services, up to $25,000 in financial awards to fund research, as well as public recognition to help increase each project's notoriety," she added. The programme for meetings and conferences will be used to assist researchers and scientists throughout the entire event planning process. For meeting planners looking to use Montreal for their events, Montreal Convention Centre is linked to 4,000 hotel rooms by the city's underground pedestrian network. It has 113 available rooms and can host up to 13,000 people at one time.The 183 bedroom Ritz-Carlton Montreal is to reopen this spring for its centennial, it was the first hotel to have both the Ritz and Carlton names together in its title.Gordon Ramsay has also just opened his new restaurant in the city, the Laurier Gordon Ramsay.The conference possibilities are endless with CTC's strategic meeting plan and ongoing investment. research centres based in Montreal tourism montreal150(Tourism Montreal), in collaboration with its main partner, the Société du Palais des congres de Montreal, has just started a new programme that aims to increase the number of meetings and international science conferences in the city. The bureau will invest $2m over four years in the programme which will provide professional and financial support to researchers and research teams who wish to bring conferences to Montreal."Our city is known for the high calibre of its universities and research centres. This initiative will allow Montreal and its scientific community to stand out even more on the international scene, and at the same time attract more tourists to the city," said the Honourable Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourism Montreal."There are already various programmes in effect to help promote meetings and conferences, but thanks to this new initiative, Tourism Montreal will be able to offer incentives to researchers and their Above: Montreal QuaysBelow: stunning city views of MontrealMontreal future event wins:International Neuropsychological Societywww.the-ins.org1,800 delegates February 6 to 11, 2012International Business Development Forumwww.b2bmontreal2012.com1,000 delegates March 14 to 16, 2012World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) http://www.witsa.org 2,100 delegates May 19 to 23, 2012Microwave Theory and Techniques Society www.mtt.org 10,000 delegates June 14 to 25, 2012American Automatic Control Council www.a2c2.org 1,200 delegates June 19 to 23, 2012International Union Against Cancer www.uicc.org 3,500 delegates August 27 to September 4, 2012Canadian Psychiatric Association www.cpa-apc.org 1,200 delegates September 20 to October 3, 2012National Association of College Auxiliary Services www.nacas.org 1,200 delegates November 1 to 7, 2012American Industrial Hygiene Associationwww.aiha.org 8,000 delegates May 15 to 24, 2013International Commission for Acousticswww.icacommission.org 2,000 delegates June 3 to 7, 2013

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