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PARTNERS GROUP
OF SPORTING EVENTS
MONTREAL

Montreal's strategy for sports events

Presentation of the GPESM (Groupe des partenaires des événements sportifs de Montréal)

Today, the GPESM is composed of Tourisme Montréal, Olympic Park, Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), the City of Montréal and the Conseil du sport de Montréal.
Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), the City of Montreal and the Conseil du sport de Montréal.

The Strategy is the result of the reflection of the Groupe des partenaires des événements sportifs de Montréal (GPESM). It presents clear and measurable objectives as well as priority actions to be adopted in the short term.
The Strategy reconciles the efforts made by the partners of sporting events. It will notably result in :

- To position Montreal as a leading Olympic city and sports metropolis, by providing the necessary means to ensure that it maintains its leadership and remains an important sports destination on the national and international scenes;
- Plan a portfolio of sports events in the image of Montreal;
- Promote access to new sports facilities and improve existing infrastructures for the short, medium and long term benefit of the
and long term benefit of the sports elite and, by extension, of all Montreal residents, which represents an important legacy in physical activity for the Montreal community.
in physical activity for the Montreal community;
- Create business opportunities for all partners in the city and economic benefits for the region;
- Implement a coordinated, proactive and integrated approach to monitoring, bidding and hosting major sporting events.

The Montreal Sport Events Strategy was adopted in November 2016. This strategy is the result of the work of the Groupe des partenaires des événements sportifs de Montréal (GPESM) led by Le Conseil du sport de Montréal, which includes the City of Montreal, Tourisme Montréal, the Olympic Park, Parc Jean-Drapeau and the Quebec Student Sport Network (RSEQ). This joint strategy brings together the efforts of the various key partners to position Montreal as a leading Olympic city and sports metropolis.

More concretely, the strategy includes increasing cooperation between event organizers, attracting new national training centers and developing the sports convention market.

Several actions will be undertaken in the coming months to achieve the targets set by the Partners Group.