Testimonials

«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

«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

«Our event included a Welcome Reception with Cirque du Soleil acts, a Jazz Bash and a President's Moulin Rouge Gala, and more! We had many events and tours that took place throughout the week's program for a group of 1,500 guests.»

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

«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

«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

«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

«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

«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.

«Dealing with Altima Concept for our ground transfers went seamlessly. Laurence was able to stay on top of the last minute changes to ensure that everyone received the attention that they required. Our agency is so glad that this company was recommended to us by another DMC. We will gladly use them again.»

- Mary Caci - Supervisor, Groups and Meetings | BCD Travel

«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

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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.

Heather Schidlowsky

Heather Schidlowsky

Regional Director, Operations

Heather Schidlowsky is an avid and well-respected Event Planner and Consultant, based in Montreal, Quebec.

Her notable career spans 2 decades; the core of which has been spent working as Senior Program Manager and Director of Operations within the world of Destination Management. 

With formal training in Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Heather began this métier in the hotel industry, spending 6 years in Convention and Group Services for Montreal’s first boutique hotel.

2002 marked the beginning of her headlong dive into the exciting world of DMC. While managing corporate and incentive programs, Heather honed her organizational skills and acquired valuable experience along with an important network of event partners and industry contacts.

When not having fun dreaming up creative themed events, or conceiving ‘perfect fit’ teambuilding activities, or coordinating logistics on conference transportation, for instance, this passionate Planner also enjoys taking a bite out of life, particularly with music, food, wine and spirits, travel, and sometimes just the idea of travel!

Quentin Leborgne

Quentin Leborgne

Manager, Sales and Business Development

A native of northern France, Quentin grew up in the town of Rouen in Normandy.

He studied in Sports, Leisure and Tourism Management at the ESC Rennes School of Business and spent a year in Austria completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. This time in Austria sparked his desire to travel and a passion for tourism and different destinations of the world.

An internship opportunity presented itself in Canada… in the great city of Montréal to be exact, and it was love at first sight! A short return to Rouen confirmed Quentin’s decision to make his home and build a new life in Montréal.

(He jokes that the croissants, cheese and wine are not quite as good as in France, but he hasn’t once regretted his decision and loves Montréal for its ‘down-to-earth’ vibe and all the great neighborhoods!)

Further to his sales and commercial marketing experience in France as well as Quebec, Quentin spent a number of years as a sales representative in the Events department for Montréal’s own Cirque Éloize, actively participating in the promotion of the prestigious company globally and contributing to business development and client/event partner relationships (such as the one he developed with Altima Concept, before joining the team!)

When not absorbed in events and boasting the attributes of Montréal and its surroundings, Quentin enjoys golf and soccer (‘le foot’, as our native Frenchman says). He also loves nature and wide-open spaces, and it is not uncommon to find him vacationing somewhere with mountains to climb or new things to discover! With so many great places in the world to visit, why ever go back to the same place twice!