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Location - Montréal, Québec, Canada

Creative, cosmopolitan, cutting-edge and chic, Montréal is an island in North America, geographically, linguistically, and culturally. Montréal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Québec and the second largest francophone city in the world. It is a cosmopolitan, international city, and a perfect blend of European energy and North American efficiency.

Montréal is renowned for its numerous universities, medical and scientific research centers, as well as for its cultural and artistic life, excellent restaurants and hotel network. While French is the official language of the Province of Québec, English is also widely spoken.

A gateway to North America that's just an hour from the U.S. border, Montréal is easy to get to, with direct flights from most major international destinations. Getting around this safe and compact island city is easy, with private or public transportation, which includes bus and subway.

A trip to Montréal is always unique, because each and every one can find fun and excitement in surroundings that are safe around the clock. Come and discover Montréal's unique joie de vivre!

Video - Montréal in two minutes: Montreal TV (PC only).

Montreal Quebec Canada

General touristic information about Montréal and surrounding areas may be obtained from the web site of Tourisme Montréal at and from the official city portal of Montréal at

Conference and exhibition venue

The conference and exhibition will be held at Plaza Centre-Ville (by Evo Vieux-Montreal) which is centrally located between historic Old Montréal and vibrant New Montréal - moments from some of the area's most notable sites including the Old Port and Parc Mount-Royal and steps away from countless cafes, bars, restaurants, shopping malls and hotels. Plaza Centre-Ville has underground parking and is directly connected to the Square Victoria subway station with an indoor access.

Plaza Centre-Ville

The dual-track technical sessions and the parallel technical exhibition will take place conveniently in adjacent rooms of the Regence Ballroom on the floor level C (2 floors below the lobby). The wide Regence Foyer in front of the rooms' entrances will ideally serve for breaks and networking between sessions.

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Plaza Centre-Ville - click to enlarge

Location of Plaza Centre-Ville in Google maps: link.

Address of the conference venue:
Plaza Centre-Ville (by Evo Vieux-Montreal)
777 Blvd. Robert-Bourassa
Montréal, Québec
H3C 3Z7

Access and Travel

Montreal's Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International Airport (airport code YUL) is serviced by over 200 U.S. and international direct flights per day, keeping the city within easy reach of most business travellers.
Only 72 km (45 miles) separates the city from the U.S. border and all major North American cities are within few hours flight: Boston 1h12, Toronto 1h20, New York 1h26, Chicago 2h25, Atlanta 3h12, Dallas 4h09, Denver 4h10, Las Vegas 4h55, Vancouver 5h27, Mexico City 5h30, Los Angeles 5h55.
Montreal is also easily accessed from major European cities: London 6h35, Paris 6h40, Madrid 6h55, Amsterdam 6h45, Frankfurt 7h02, Zurich 7h10, Rome 8h00, Moscow 9h35.
Direct flights are also available from Asia: Tokyo 14h20, Beijing 15h19, Seoul 16h55, Shanghai 16h55, Hong Kong 18h15.
World flight hours map with major cities as pdf file: Montreal_Flight-Hours-World.pdf.

Importat note: most visitors need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. More information are provided below.

Montreal Downtown is reached with a 20-minute ride from the airport by taxi or on the city's express shuttle bus service 747 Express Bus (
Compact and pedestrian-friendly, Montreal is easily navigable by foot or by public transit (bus and metro), both offering safe and clean ways to explore. The affordable and reliable subway system can be accessed via the city's Underground Pedestrian Network: two of the four main lines connect downtown to major tourism sites as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations.

Montreal Downtown map as pdf file: Montreal_Downtown_Map.pdf.
For more information about public transportation in Montreal, please visit
Access to the conference venue by subway at Square-Victoria-OACI station (exit B):

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access and travel - click to enlarge
access and travel - click to enlarge

Hotels and Accommodation

Montreal boasts a wide variety of hotels for every taste, budget or needs. There are almost 27,000 hotel rooms on the island of Montreal with 15,000 located right downtown. Each neighbourhood has its own distinctive hotel type. For example, the major business hotels are located in Downtown, whereas the Old Port of Montreal has many charming boutique hotels.

Hotels and other accommodation in Montreal may be searched and reserved individually at the website of Montreal Tourisme or by any other hotel booking service.

Map of Montreal with hotels: Montreal_Hotels_Map.pdf (PDF 1.3MB).

Hotel SCAM/Fraud Alert

WARNING regarding unauthorized contacts by companies offering to book your hotel reservations.
Attendees, authors and exhibitors have received emails or calls that pretend to be from official housing companies for the 3DBODY.TECH Conference & Expo. Some of these unauthorized companies, such as Expo Housing Services (EHS), Convention Expo Travel, Book My Rooms, claims to be a partner of us or to be our official housing company. To be clear, these companies and others are NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH US and are not authorized to use our name in any solicitations. For your own protection, please DO NOT make reservations through any unknown housing or travel company or anyone claiming to book hotel rooms or travel on behalf of 3DBODY.TECH Conference & Expo.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and VISA Information

Most visitors need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada, some may need an entry visa and some may only need their valid passport.
To find out what is required to travel to Canada, please check the following link:

For applying online for an eTA or visa and for more information about traveling to Canada, visit the immigration web page of the Government of Canada:

Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate at the conference should contact the conference office.
Important notes:
- We will provide formal letters of invitation uniquely to registered participants.
- This letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling
   or financial support from the organizers.
- The deadline for requesting a formal invitation letter is 1 September 2017.

For details and/or further inquiries, please contact the conference office.

3DBODY.TECH 2017 - 8th International Conference & Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning & Processing Technologies, Montréal QC, Canada, 11-12 Oct. 2017