L'Équipe Spectra excels in the design, management and production of large-scale
events with a portfolio featuring the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, the Montreal
Guitar Show, the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix and the Blues Camp. These immense world-class
celebrations elicit the enthusiasm of both the local and international media, while
attracting some four million fans annually to Montreal to enjoy the bold and original
cultural programs staged at indoor and outdoor venues. Off-limits to vehicle traffic
for the entire duration of the events, downtown Montréal is magically transformed,
in both summer and winter, into a gigantic urban entertainment playground where
hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds rub shoulders in total harmony.
Not-for-profit corporations that are managed in accordance with a strict code of
ethics approved by the governments, these major
events spread the fame of the "city of festivals" around the world, generating
huge cultural, economic, social and tourist-trade benefits.
The three major festivals organized by L’Équipe Spectra generate annual spinoffs of $140M, including more than $100M solely from tourists, with almost $30M in tax revenue in new spending for our governments. L’Équipe Spectra has thereby created or maintained about 2000 annualized jobs and increased the GDP by $93M every year.