«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

«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

«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

«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

«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

«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

«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

«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

«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

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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!

Joyce Shanks

Joyce Shanks

Manager, Sales and Business Development

It is impossible know what came first; Joyce’s love of entertainment, food & drink, her adoration of this incredible city, province and country, or her drive to provide outstanding hospitality and service. Whichever, it only makes her professional training in Hospitality Management and her chosen career ideal to offer the best to our clients.

Joyce brings with her nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, including a 9 year layover living in beautiful Banff, Alberta. There, Joyce had the opportunity to pamper and provide epic experiences to incentive travel groups from around the world. As well; she realized that her own personal mission in life was to enhance and enrich the lives of others.

Most recently, while focusing on her own family, Joyce helmed two entrepreneurial and philanthropic adventures with the purpose of helping schools, charities, personal wellness, and the environment.

Joyce has the gift of gab, a knack for developing relationships, as well as a crazy sense of humour (which was a job prerequisite!) and her energy and enthusiasm are infectious. Along with her dedication to fun and adventure and her commitment to excellence, she’s a perfect fit and thrilled to have joined Altima Concept and the Cantrav Team in the Montreal Office.