IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
08-13 October 2017 – Montreal, QC, Canada

✅ Seven Good Reasons to Attend Montreal’s Edition of IEEE PIMRC

The 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017) will be held at the five-star Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from October 8th to 13th, 2017, under the theme “Engaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds”.

Why shouldn’t you miss this key rendezvous
with innovation in wireless techs and apps?


PIMRC has always been living up to its promise and reputation of being one of the premier conferences in the wireless research arena and of standing as one of IEEE ComSoc’s flagship events.


PIMRC will include plenary keynotes and panel discussions featuring world-class innovators in wireless techs & apps, tutorials, workshops, special sessions, and demo presentations covering the most disruptive topics, as well as industrial visits. On the top of the co-location of an IEEE 5G Summit, a big plus by itself, please stay tuned for new big announcements!


This year’s edition of IEEE PIMRC is co-sponsored and locally organized by PERSWADE, a unique advanced research training program in wireless techs & apps in Canada that earned its stripes from its very first organization of an international conference, the 15th IEEE MTT-S ICUWB 2015. Deemed “irreproducible” by no one else than the main instigator and father of ICUWB himself, Richard A. Sparks, former President of IEEE MTT-S, ICUWB 2015 was indeed a turning point edition that featured just among keynotes and panelists alone over 50 world-class guests. So don’t expect anything less than a memorable event, a big party, and a royal treat!


✔ THE CITY: Rich of history, culture, arts, architecture, fine cuisine, fashion, festivals, diversity, …; bilingual; world’s best student city in 2017; European, North American and Canadian; traditional and cutting edge; Montreal is all of these things but it is also much more. A Canadian city with a French soul that combines the old and the new with great élan, a big heart, and a very hip attitude. A city that enchants visitors with an old-world charm and an unpretentious love of good food and festivals.

✔ THE HOTEL: The Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, occupying the top three floors of Place Bonaventure business complex, is surrounded by 2.5 acres of magnificent gardens, creating a true oasis in the heart of the city. This contemporary downtown hotel is home to premier conference facilities specializing in hosting the most prestigious meetings, exhibitions and conventions. The International Economic Forum of the Americas known as The Montreal Conference – hosting world leaders and some of the most influential decision makers – picks this venue every year! Located only steps away from many major attractions and the business and shopping districts, it is the only hotel in town allowing all conference activities to take place in contiguous spaces all located at the same floor.


✔ THE YEAR: 2017 marks the 375th anniversary of Montreal’s founding and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, making Montreal and Canada a must-see city and country to visit this year!

✔ THE WEEK: Quebec is among but a handful of places considered the best leaf-peeping destinations in the world. The Greater Montreal Area tends to peak the latest. And so leaf-peeping season is expected to reach its colors apex in the city around early to mid-October, making Montreal a magnet to visitors from all over the world during conference dates!


In an unprecedented initiative of breaking financial barriers to accessing a top-tier event, this year’s edition of PIMRC is offering in a festive and sharing spirit the most affordable and inclusive registration fees ever posted by a flagship conference in the field. It has also negotiated and secured unbeatable room rates at its top hotel venue. For similar quality events, both registration fees and room rates are usually up to 40-50% higher!


Montreal is thoroughly hip. The city is the host of over 100 festivals throughout the year but even if you happen to be there between events, there is always something cool going on. Discover groovy boutiques, funky cafes, and colourful murals. Head to downtown and discover Montreal after dark. Enjoy cool jazz, smoky blues or wind down with something a little quirkier. In Montreal, even Mother Nature is chic. Get outside and enjoy the city the way Montrealers do with a hike up to Mount-Royal, the 764 foot green jewel that roses from the downtown area and gave the city its name. This is Montreal! What else to say?


Look forward to having you join our big party
and seeing you in Montreal next fall!