Meet our Sponsors

They make it possible

EPIK Collection

Founded in 2012 with the acquisition and transformation of an existing hotel/inn in Old Montreal, Épik Hotel and Restaurant were the first and only commercial entities of our hotel group. The Hotel group’s focus is on innovation, developing new business models and creating unique and relevant experiences for new markets. Épik Collection wished to reinvent the customer experience journey and redefine the role of a hotel in the global experience of current traveler and those of new generations. The Épik Hotel Group is always looking for new properties or real estate that would be included into a portfolio that is already diversified and dynamic.

There is no shortage of projects for Épik Collection and the development team. Small venues, big dreams is our motto and every day we are fulfilling these dreams.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River, the hotel stands proudly on the cliffs of Pointe-au-Pic, in the very heart of the picturesque Charlevoix region. Since the beginning of the 20th century, marked by a return to romanticism, distinguished vacationers have returned to enjoy this rich and elegant tradition of hospitality.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, a 5-star hotel offering luxurious surroundings on the banks of the river and close to the Charlevoix Hotel-Casino.

The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has repeatedly been recognized as one of the finest hotels and resorts in Canada and the world. It has also received numerous awards and distinctions for the excellence of its restaurants and the splendor of its golf course.

STAY Magazine

In the hypercompetitive hotel industry, STAY is a digital destination for managers, leaders, executives, investors, suppliers and staff members to access the most current and relevant insight to inform their careers and businesses.

STAY is an inclusive publication squarely focused on supporting success for Canada’s hotel industry.

STAY is published by Big Picture New Media, a subsidiary of Big Picture Conferences. For 25 years, Big Picture has been hosting the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) and other go-to conferences and events for Canada’s hotel industry. Combined with these conferences, STAY leverages 25 years of curated hotel intelligence for our readers and advertisers.


Tourisme Montréal

Tourisme Montréal, is:

The creativity of some 85 professionals who work together to position Montréal as a leading international-calibre destination on the leisure tourism and business travel markets;

The synergy of 900 members, partners and tourism industry stakeholders who collectively aim to maximize the economic benefits of tourism in Montréal and across all of Québec;

An organization with a 100-year history of promoting an industry that generates wealth and creates jobs. Today, more than ever, this organization plays a unifying role by bringing together the industry’s key players with the aim of enhancing the tourism products of Montréal and Québec.

Hotel Schools of Distinction

The only Global Network you need

Hotel Schools of Distinction is a network of the leading hospitality management university programs throughout the world.  Its reduced membership helps to develop a solid status within its members, in terms of research, accreditation, collaboration, exchange of professors and students, and the share of good practices.  

The goal is to create hospitality leadership through education, in order to provide the hospitality industry with the best talent, wherever they are located in the world.


L’Association générale des étudiants et étudiantes de l’ITHQ (AGEE-ITHQ) représente les étudiantes et étudiants des programmes professionnels et techniques ainsi que du Baccalauréat en gestion de l’accueil et de l’hôtellerie (BAGAH).

Les membres du comité veillent à ce que les droits des étudiants et étudiantes soient respectés, ils favorisent l’esprit de coopération et le sentiment d’appartenance entre les membres de l’AGEE, les membres des comités et les différentes cohortes, et ils organisent des événements avec les étudiants et pour les étudiants afin que tous puissent se divertir, mais également s’épanouir personnellement et professionnellement dans un environnement inclusif.



L’Association étudiante en gestion du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie (AÉGTH) représente les étudiantes et étudiants du Baccalauréat en gestion du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie ITHQ-ESG UQAM.

Créée afin de représenter les étudiants du baccalauréat en gestion du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie offert par l’École des sciences de la gestion de l’UQAM, la mission de l’Association est d’augmenter la visibilité et la notoriété du baccalauréat.

Les activités de l’Association résident principalement dans l’organisation d’événements sociaux, comme des rallyes, ayant pour but de favoriser l’intégration des nouveaux étudiants du programme, et le bal annuel des finissants. L’Association organise aussi, dans le cadre de son mandat, diverses activités favorisant les contacts entre les étudiants et le milieu professionnel.


Credo is a social and environmental impact strategy firm. Their mission is to empower organizations to realize their full potential for impact on social and environmental issues. Their vision is a world where companies act boldly, consistently and collaboratively for social change. They are guided by values such as integrity, boldness, rigor, humanism and collegiality.

MT Lab

MT Lab is the first startup incubator in North America dedicated to tourism, culture, and entertainment. Founded in 2017 by the Université du Québec à Montréal and Tourisme Montréal, the lab serves as a meeting place, startup accelerator, and platform for exchanges, providing a support structure to generate business growth. Each year it hosts a group of young entrepreneurs eager to learn more about developing innovative solutions.  The lab also attracts many businesses thanks to its tourism sector focus on creating inspired enterprises, supported by strategically sound leadership in Montreal and Quebec. The MTLHC features a number of MT Lab startups who will share the lessons they’ve learned along the way.