The Palais des congrès de Montréal reports that Montréal ranks first among the top cities in the Americas where international conferences are planned. This is according to the prestigious report issued by the Union of International Associations (UIA) for 2017. Montréal hosted 149 international conferences, finishing ahead of cities like Washington, New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Toronto. That’s a new record, eclipsing the previous mark of 108 events set in 2005. More impressive still, Montréal hosted almost two-and-a-half times the events held by the second-place city.