From October 16 to October 25th 2017, the World Summit and Congress of Architecture + Design + Planning, which will be held in Montréal will be the largest gathering of designers, planners, architects and related stakeholders ever assembled and is the first of its kind.
The year 2017 has an important historical significance for Montréal. 50 years previous, Montreal welcomed the world to Expo 67; this event remains one of the most successful Universal Expositions in history and millions from around the world have fond memories of the exchanges created there. As Montréalers, it was one of our proudest moments. This event, whose built legacy still marks the Montréal skyline, defined and inspired many of the leading architects and designers of today. On Expo’s 50th anniversary in 2017, Montreal, a proud UNESCO City of Design, will also be celebrating 375 years since its founding, while the whole country celebrates Canada’s 150th.The World Summit and Congress of Architecture + Design + Planning, will celebrate these momentous occasions with an eye towards the future.
Global Design Summit:
In matters of Environment and Development, the clear reference to date is the Rio Summit. Architects, designers and planners also possess unique tools for understanding and solving problems. Their expertise and skills can, and should, inform global decision-making, working to develop better, more adequate and more elegant solutions to world issues. That is why the World Design, Architecture and Planning Summit in Montréal in 2017 will be the reference point on the subject for years to come.