After two cancellations, the Montreal Home Show is back at full capacity. A first in the province for two years.
The symbolism is strong: 50 minutes after the start of the 2020 edition, Quebec went on hiatus. The exhibitors had to pack everything up quickly.
This time, apart from hand washing at the entrance and masks, the return to normal is clearly noticeable at the Palais des Congrès, where the event takes place.
Jean Saad, the director of the Show was obviously very happy to be able to hold this edition face-to-face, especially since the number of exhibitors will undoubtedly delight visitors.
“We have more than 300 exhibitors, but basically, this show is like 20% more exhibitors,” he told TVA Nouvelles.
The companies participating in the event were also impatiently awaiting this first walkabout since the start of the pandemic.
“We hope that the worst is behind us and that we do not go back, that we continue to move forward and that we continue to find normal life at 100%”, affirmed Dany Bonneville, co-president Bonneville Industries.
Within the Palais des congrès de Montréal team, the resumption of activities after two more difficult years is also making people happy.
“This is good news for the Palace team. This is good news for the resumption of activities. This is good news for the recovery of the economy in the city center as well. Only good news!” exclaimed Emmanuelle Legault, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.