Testimonials

«Just wanted to let you know again that last night was outstanding, as we received many great comments on the facility, the food, service and music.  Great job! You all did a great job and everyone was very impressed with the programs and dinners.  I truly enjoyed working with you.»

- Bob Schweda, Director of Member Relations, Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc.

«A fantastic Destination Management Company. Altima Concept was very detailed, organized, understanding and attentive to our needs... they delivered exceptional service higher than our expectations.»

- Carie Puff, Meetings and Event Manager, American Association of Professional Landmen

«Professional, engaging and fun to work with, Altima aligns themselves with nothing but the best suppliers from beginning to end. Working with Altima is seamless and worry free. Our continued partnership with Altima is one that Dragonfly will have forever!»

- Sarah Murray, Account Executive, Dragonfly Meeting Solutions

«Our Conference was a huge hit and I couldn’t have asked for a better partnership than what I experienced with Altima Concept and their employees.»

- Carie Puff, Meetings and Event Manager, American Association of Professional Landmen

«When Dragonfly requires assistance in the Montreal area for client programs and events, we continually engage Altima Concept as our strategic partner in assisting us to create an exceptional “out of the box” experience.»

- Sarah Murray, Account Executive, Dragonfly Meeting Solutions

«This was only our second year in Montréal so it was critically important that we have as smooth an event operationally as possible. To that end, I’m both thrilled and relieved that Altima Concept partnered with us again to achieve another successful event.»

- Joey Cruz, CEM UBM CANON

«Altima Concept was a perfect fit for us, providing ground services for our recent three day, 800-attendee meeting. Altima really outdid themselves when it came to our gala at Windsor Station.»

- Steve Cutler, Vice President, Travel & Incentives, Regis Corporation

«Altima Concept coordinated cirque talent, music, decoration, tenting and catering to produce an outstanding event that stands out as the highlight of the meeting. Additionally, they put together a unique whale watching day for a small group that was a once in a lifetime experience!»

- Steve Cutler, Vice President, Travel & Incentives, Regis Corporation

«We loved the way you planned the venue and games. It allowed for everyone to mingle and really get to know each other. You worked magic in some areas due to the constraints of our budget, which we greatly appreciated.»

- Melanie Daeninck, Executive Assistant, Sales & Marketing AgHorizons Cargill

«On behalf of our TD Canada Trust client, I’d like to express our gratitude for your assistance in making their event a success, even with all the last minute requests.»

- Brooke Soucier, Director, Planning & Operations, Hidden Champions

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About Us

Our Story

Altima Concept was founded in 1996 by Filipe Nepomuceno, a businessman who infused the company with his signature energy, warmth and uniquely creative flair. Guided by the same principals, the family business that is headed by Filomena Nepomuceno also includes a team of dedicated young professionals who pride themselves on focusing on every aspect of the DMC experience to ensure that each event is fresh, unique, current and unforgettable. Altima Concept is a boutique Destination Management Company bringing the distinctly unique Quebec experience to life for your conference, group experience or incentive trip.

We are your destination management experts in the French jewel of North America, and have a team ready to professionally customize your events in and around Montreal, and across Quebec.

We begin by taking the time to understand each client’s goals and objectives, and then work to tailor the experience to our exacting standards.

We bring to the table a full network of service providers to ensure that your experience not only exceeds your expectations, but that it leaves a lasting memory in your participants’ minds.

Filomena Nepomuceno, DMCP

Filomena Nepomuceno, DMCP

Owner / Director of Sales & Marketing

With more than 20 years of tourism industry experience in a variety of travel fields, Altima Concept Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing Filomena Nepomuceno, brings to the table a unique understanding and knowledge of airlines, hotels and meeting management. Filomena’s career, which began in the airline industry, has included working in the Convention Sales Department for Air Canada, as well as being part of a team that initiated Star Alliance’s Convention Plus program.

The well-traveled mother of two older children said her professional passions were truly awakened when she began working as a Trip Director and Account Executive for Altima Concept, where she learned the intricacies and nuances of the meeting management side of the industry from her brother, Altima Concept founder, Filipe Nepomuceno. With a renewed understanding of the value of meetings and incentives, Filomena went on to make her mark and gain more valuable insider’s knowledge while working as Sales Manager for many of Montreal’s most renowned hotels. Fate had her taking over the helm at Altima Concept following her brother’s untimely death. Today Filomena proudly continues the Altima Concept legacy her brother began. Always positive, upbeat, and ready to laugh, Filomena feels her professional experiences have brought her full circle and have more than prepared her to lead Altima Concept toward a bright future.

Laurence Blouin

Laurence Blouin

Operations / Program Manager

Altima Concept Operations/Program Manager Laurence Blouin, who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Tourism Management, began her career as a Destination Representative for Transat Holidays. Laurence widened the scope of her knowledge during the off-season by accepting contracts with area destination management companies and taking on such roles as Event Producer, Project Coordinator and Tourism Representative for area festivals. She even served as a film coordinator for a movie project.

Laurence feels her professional accomplishments have well prepared her for a career with Altima Concept, where she routinely uses her knowledge to benefit national and international clients. Known for her sharp mind, driven personality and penchant for giving attention to every detail, clients know they can rely on Laurence to be a trusted adviser and partner on any event.

Zelda Barbier

Zelda Barbier

Operations / Program Manager

Altima Concept Operations/Program Manager Zelda Barbier began her career as program manager for a corporate travel agency based in Paris, France, where she worked with DMCs such as Altima Concept.

Zelda distinguished herself among her French-speaking peers by learning English while working for a year in the United Kingdom. She went on to earn an MBA in corporate travel. Other career highlights have included working in the Travel & Event Department for Lufthansa and Groupe SEB, and as an Implementation Manager in an online travel start-up company. Zelda credits the latter job for giving her technical skills routinely used today.

A self described “detail-oriented” person with an exhaustive knowledge of the Corporate Travel Market, Zelda made Altima Concept and Montreal her home 2012 when she returned to her passion for Event Planning.

The Program Manager loves every aspect of her job at Altima Concept and thrives on the challenges included in finding the perfect venue and decor, as well as the unique touches that always bring the “wow” effect to every event

Louise Vanier

Louise Vanier

Operations Coordinator

Altima Concept Operations Coordinator Louise Vanier describes herself as a “versatile person” who is happy to put her years of tourism industry experience to work for clients and her coworkers.
Louise began her career in the field where she worked as a destination representative, gaining knowledge of hotels, locations and more. Now primarily focused on working with Altima Concept’s extensive list of suppliers, who are known to love her energy, sense of humor and can-do attitude, Louise is also in charge of the company’s accounting duties.

Filipe Nepomuceno

Filipe Nepomuceno

Founder