MONTREAL — With the sustained efforts of Tourisme Montreal, Lions Clubs International has selected Montreal as the host city for its 2022 convention. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world, supporting humanitarian projects that benefit communities in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.
With more than 10,000 delegates scheduled to attend, the convention is expected to generate $16 million in tourism expenditure and more than 30,000 room nights in the city’s hotels. The event was scheduled to be held in Montréal in 2021 but was ultimately held virtually given pandemic guidelines. Most of the convention’s activities will take place at the Bell Centre and the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
“We are very proud to announce the return of the 2022 Lions Clubs International Annual Convention to Montreal after having to cancel this year’s event due to the pandemic,” says Yves Lalumière, Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montreal. “This announcement is the result of extensive behind-the-scenes work by our business-events’ team in collaboration with our partners. The arrival of this event re-affirms Montreal as the capital of international events in the Americas thanks to the warm, friendly and safe welcome the city offers. The convention will have a definite social impact, reflecting the values of volunteer involvement and mutual aid conveyed by Lions Clubs International, which are sure to resonate powerfully with Montrealers.”