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About Montréal


Vibrant, safe and affordable, Montréal is one of the most exciting destinations in Canada.


Located in the province of Québec along the St. Lawrence Seaway, and founded by French settlers over 360 years ago, Montréal is one of the oldest cities on the North American continent. Cosmopolitan and accessible, Montréal enjoys a solid reputation for innovative gastronomy, outstanding galleries and museums, as well as an exciting calendar of sports and cultural events throughout the year.


A city of contrasts, where history meets the future, Montréal showcases its European ancestry in a new world setting; towering glass and steel skyscrapers stand beside neo-gothic cathedrals, and the two official languages, French and English, are used interchangeably by its diverse population. Home to many international festivals, Montréal is also proud of its gorgeous parks both in and around the metropolitan center.


Eleven million tourists visit every year, and almost 150,000 students are enrolled in its four universities. Whether strolling along the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal, wandering through the network of boutiques, businesses and services, of the underground city, cruising on the mighty St. Lawrence River or cycling in picturesque Mont-Royal Park, visitors are sure to enjoy the joie de vivre for which this city is famous.


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Congress site




The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held in Montréal’s state-of-the-art convention center, the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Strategically located in downtown Montréal, the Palais des congrès connects the business center of the city with the Quartier international, the Quartier des spectacles, Chinatown, and Old Montréal.


With facilities that are attractive, flexible, multi-functional, and above all, user friendly, the Palais is fully equipped to meet the needs of international conventions and exhibits. The commercial exhibition segment of the Congress will be integrated with scientific poster sessions and catering areas. Exhibits will be open for four days. To find out more about the Congress location, please visit

4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

May 13-16, 2018 |  Montréal, Québec, Canada

4th WCMB Congress Secretariat - JPdL International

1555 Peel Street, Suite 500

Montréal, QC H3A 3L8 Canada

Tel: +1 514 287-9898 ext. 334

Fax: +1 514 287-1248

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